West Village Wine Tour
Walking wine tour and tasting in NYC's West Village
- 2 Hrs Duration
- Meet Up At First Restaurant
- 6 Wines at 2 Restaurants
Our friendly, charismatic wine ambassador leads you to two restaurant hot spots in one of NYC's most historic neighborhoods. You’ll be welcomed to a reserved table, with wait staff standing by, ready to serve pre-selected wines and hors d'oeuvres pairings. Learn how to taste, pair and buy with an intimate group. Enjoy six wines over the course of two hours. Enjoy premium wine education from your dedicated wine ambassador on this semi-private event (limit 12 guests).
- Wine Ambassador meets your group on site
- 6 Wines
- Hors d'oeuvres to pair
- Wine ambassador tip
- Transportation to and from starting location
Enjoy this authentic French bistro located in the heart of New York City's West Village. A.O.C. is an important part of the historic and beautiful neighborhood. A.O.C.'s extensive menu is a collaboration of classic French fare recipes handed down through the generations. Chef/owner, Romain Bonnans, welcomes you to sample classic varietals from France while nibbling on hearty charcuterie and artisanal cheeses with City Wine Tours. Sample pairings include:
- Louis Sipp Pinot Blanc, Alsace, France
- Domaine de Grisy Bourgogne Rouge, Burgundy, France
- Le Grand Mix of Charcuterie / Cheeses with condiments & bread
Your second and final stop will be Tio Pepe, a storied West Village restaurant that has been serving authentic Spanish cuisine for over 40 years. Opened in 1970 by Jimmy Sanz Sr., a Spanish-born restaurateur who immigrated to NYC in 1959, it’s still in the family – now run by his son, Jimmy Sanz Jr. Throughout the restaurant, there is an aura of old-school authenticity, with past customers including The Beatles and Robert De Niro, you’ll feel right at home as an important piece of the Tio Pepe story. Sample pairings include:
- Don Jacobo Rosé
- Oro Valei Albarino
- Baroja Rioja
- Coco Flatbread with goat cheese, bacon, and fried egg
- Blistered Shishito Peppers with Sea Salt
How To Get There
The tour will begin at A.O.C. L’aile ou la Cuiss
314 Bleeker St, New York NY 10014
For private tours we can customize this starting location to fit your needs.
How to Book/Cancellation Policy
For Public Tours select Book Tickets and choose your neighborhood and tour time. You will receive an immediate email confirmation.
For a Private Tour select Submit Request and submit your booking request by completing our simple order form. We will respond same-day if submitted during business hours. Please allow 48 hours if submitted on the weekend.
Your tour may be rescheduled with 5 days notice but we do not refund seats. You may give or sell your seat to another person.
What is a City Wine Tour?
City Wine Tours are walking tours that showcase specific city neighborhoods and premium wine destinations, such as upscale restaurants, luxury hotels and gourmet wine shops. At each destination, tour guests enjoy a private wine tasting. Tours last two hours and focus on wine tasting, wine pairing and wine history.
Who gives these tours?
City Wine Tours are led by our Wine Ambassadors. Our Ambassadors all hold advanced certifications in viticulture. They are dynamic and entertaining and help you have fun while tasting and learning about wine.
How much wine is served?
Over the course of the entire tour you will have the opportunity to taste up to 6 different varietals in the equivalent of 2-4 glasses of wine.
What is the length of the tour?
The tour lasts about two hours.
How far will I walk?
The total distance between all stops varies from neighborhood to neighborhood, but there is never more than 0.6 miles of walking on the tour. We walk at a leisurely pace on easy terrain.
Is this a bus tour?
No, guests walk short distances within specific neighborhoods. We can accommodate private group tours wishing to use buses.
How many people are on each tour?
In order to provide an intimate and comfortable wine experience group size on our public tours is limited to 12 guests per tour. For larger groups, please submit a private tour request
How should I dress for the tour?
Please dress seasonally in smart casual clothing and shoes.
What will I learn on a City Wine Tour?
Guests will learn details about the wines we taste, the locations we visit and the history of the neighborhood between stops.
I live in the city. Is the tour still good for me?
Absolutely! On our tours you will enjoy VIP settings and wine tastings at upscale wine destinations.
How often do tours run?
Tours run 1-2 times a week in each location. Check our calendar for specifics.
Do I need a reservation?
Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tours sell out quickly so make sure to buy online or call our sales staff to make your reservations. We accept major credit cards including American Express.
Is gratuity included?
A City Wine Tour does not include gratuity in the cost of the ticket. We suggest a 15% – 20% tip if your are satisfied with your tour.
Are private tours available?
Absolutely! Check out our premium events page for tastings and exciting wine excursions.
Is the tour handicap accessible?
Most of the tours are wheelchair accessible. Please contact us directly if you are interested in taking the tour and have a disability.
Can I bring a camera?
Absolutely! If you get some good images please post them on our Facebook page.
Can I bring children on the tour?
We love kids, but this is not the tour for them. 21+ only is strictly enforced.
What is the cancellation policy for City Wine Tours?
Because of the high demand for these tours, tickets are non-refundable. Once purchased and scheduled, tickets cannot be refunded or rescheduled. Tickets are privately transferrable.
What is your weather policy?
Tours take place rain or shine. In the rare situation that we are forced to cancel the event, tours will be rescheduled or refunded.
Are gift cards redeemable for wine tours in any of your cities?
Yes, Gift Cards can be used towards any of our tours in Boston, NYC, and Philadelphia!
Is this a sightseeing tour?
No, this is not a sightseeing tour – we provide wine education!