Our Wine Tasting Experience

If you’re looking for an authentic wine tasting experience in South London, then look no further than Basil & Grape – Croydon’s premium Italian wine bar and restaurant! Our world-famous Italian wines will take your tastebuds on a journey across some of the finest vineyards our planet has to offer.

Italy is the largest producer of wine in the world due to the environment being perfect for many different types of grape to flourish. The unique landscape ranges from dramatic hills and mountains to stunning coastlines. Because of the varied terrain and climates, Italy boasts over 20 different wine regions, each famous for particular styles of wine. 

What Happens During Wine Tasting Experiences

When it comes to a world-class wine tasting experience, the number one priority is developing the perfect wine list. That’s why Basil & Grape have carefully hand-selected some of the most famous labels from across the globe. 

Our second priorities are knowledge and passion to offer a fun yet informative experience. That’s why we have heavily invested in training our team to be educational surrounding each wine, their origins and how they are made. Our owners are WSET (Wine Spirit Education Trust) certified and have travelled the world’s famous wine-producing areas to offer the ultimate wine tasting experience here in Croydon, South London

Wine Tasting Options at Basil & Grape


The signature wine tasting experience involves sampling six different types of wine. The various wines will be presented in order from lightest taste to fullest in taste to save the most dominant flavours until the very end. 

Remember to save some room for some mouth-watering Italian food! We serve a generous charcuterie platter in which the contents have been specifically chosen to pair with each of the wines during the experience. 

Your designated wine tasting guide will talk you through each of the wines, including the region in which it was made, their colours, aromas, tastes and more. We will also teach you how to correctly ‘slurp’ the wine to maximise the level of taste! Sound good? We’ll even throw in a hand-prepared tiramisu with a delicious dessert wine to end the wine tasting experience on a super sweet note. 


This one’s for those looking to make the occasion extra special. Do you have a particular wine that you love like a full-bodied fruity red? Or a favourite spicy tasting note that no other wines can compare to? Then let us know and we will do everything to cater to your requirements. 

We can fully tailor the wine tasting experience to exactly what you’re looking for. You have full control and customisation of up to 8 wine and food pairings per sitting. Fancy a glass of Prosecco on arrival? A cocktail to finish? No problem! The choice is all yours. Contact a friendly member of our team today to discuss what you are looking for from your bespoke wine tasting experience. 

The Wine

We are proud to offer various different white wines, red wines, rose and dessert wines all born from picturesque Italian regions. Each wine is bursting with unique and distinctive flavours that come to life as soon as they hit your palate.

If you love Italian wine, then look no further! We offer over 25 Italian wines from regions such as Campania, Trentino, Veneto, Umbria, Piedmont, Sicily, Friuli, Toscano and MORE! Check out our top 6 Italian wine regions here

That’s not all! If you’re looking for a taste of wines from around the world, we’ve got you covered. Basil & Grape offer famous international favourites from the likes of France, Spain, Australia, Argentina, California and New Zealand. 

Wine Tasting

If you’re looking for the perfect activity for a night out, you’re in the right place! Basil & Grape’s wine tasting experiences are the perfect way to spend date nights, birthdays or special occasions. Whatever you’re celebrating, do it the Italian way!

Wine tasting prices start from as little as £35 per person with a minimum of two guests required per booking. Groups larger than 6 will require prior consultation with a member of our team. Our owners love to keep the experience fresh and will change the wine offerings from time to time, so no two wine tasting experiences will ever be the same! We bring a true taste of Italy to Croydon through finding hidden gems from the beautiful vineyards of Italy. We’re sure you would love to come back regularly to sample our newest and most wonderful wines. Enquire today for your bespoke Croydon wine tasting experience.