Vini Sfusi...Wines by the pump!
Where can I buy wine in Venice? It’s easy. You enter the store advertising Vini Sfusi with your bottles ( not always necessary!), peruse the selection, noting the alcohol and the types of grapes used, and then, if possible, taste what you think you might want to buy. After than you just hand your bottles over and the rest is done by the shopkeeper. Prices in Venice range from 1.20 to 2.50 Euros per liter.Here are a few of the shops which specialize in "vino sfuso", most of which I think are still active:
Nave de Oro: Cannaregio 1370, rio terà San Leonardo (041 719 695) recognizable by a barrel out front, usually with a model ship atop, also a good selection of reasonably priced wines selected by near by producers. They also have the following shops:
- Nave de Oro: Castello 5786B, calle del Mondo Nuovo (041 523 3056);
- Nave de Oro: Dorsoduro 3664, near campo Santa Margherita (041 522 2693)
- Nave de Oro: via Lepanto 24D, Lido (041 276 0055)
- Nave de Oro, Cannaregio 4657, rio Terrà dei SS. Apostoli, near the Giorgione Theatre
Enoteca in Fondamenta Ormesini on the corner of Calle del Forner Very nice place and good choice of wines all very nice. They have most of the time Raboso, Raboso frizzante and Prosecco Frizzante. In season they stock Fragolino
Vini Sfusi S Polo 59 Small shop under the arcades in front of the church of S Giacometto. Smallchoice of Vini Sfusi but great quality!
La Cantina S Polo 970 (041 523 5042) My Local!! A short walk from Rialto and Rialto Market in a side alley. Wide choice of Vini sfusi very good quality. They also sell some specialty foods oils, jams, biscuits
Al Canton del Vino: Castello 3156, Salizada San Francesco, Very good choice and lot of wines by the pump!
Enoteca Vino e...vini: Castello 3566 , Salizada del Pignater (041 521 0184, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fondamenta di Cannaregio (near the Guglie bridge)
Rio Terà di Cristo and Calle di Cristo (entrance on two opposite sides) also has a wide selection of bottled wines and speciality foods
P.S. the Nave de Oro is not really a "chain" as much as a sort of expansion which started out many years ago as two brothers with two shops, then a third, then one of the first ones got sold, then a cousin got into it, and then one of the brothers moved across town... ... ...