Explore the vineyards of the Valpolicella Valley between Lake Garda and Verona, and taste superb Amarone and Recioto wines with an expert sommelier. Enjoy a scenic drive through breathtaking scenery and lunch at a traditional trattoria.
- Drive through the scenic Valpolicella Valley, past olive groves and classical villas
- See the historic vineyards as you explore the wine region known to Ancient Greeks as the “Valley of the Many Cellars”
- Stop for a traditional lunch of antipasto (salami and/or cheese), risotto or homemade pasta, and homemade dessert
- Visit 2 cantinas to tour the vineyards and barricaia (cellars)
- Learn about the winemaking process and techniques of the wine region
- Pair 5 different Valpolicella wines with cheese, selected by your sommelier and cheese tasting guide
|Included||8 hour guided tour with professional guide, transportation from Venice, Verona, or Padua by car, 2 cantina visits and wine tastings, light lunch, personal wine guide|
|Participants||Tour takes place with 2 - 8 participants, for group tours, please contact Regiondo Group Support|
|Categories||Culinary Tours, Themed Tours|
|Languages||English, German, Italian|
|Important information||Please contact the provider to arrange pick up from your hotel. You will receive their contact details after booking.|
Venezia Tronchetto, 30135 Venice, Italy
Offered byVenice Day Trips
Join an Italian Wine expert on this special 8-hour trip to small prestigious vineyards in the Valpolicella Valley. Discover the best Amarone and other quality Valpolicella wines, and sample the local cuisine in a beautiful atmosphere.
The Valpolicella Valley, located between Lake Garda and Verona, is famous for its historical wines. The name “Valpolicella” comes from Ancient Greek, and means “Valley of the Many Cellars.” Today, the most important wines produced in the region are Amarone and Recioto. On this tour, you will drive through a landscape of classical villas, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, and orchards.
Pick-ups are available from Venice, Verona, or Padua, and each tour starts with a visit to a typical cantina, set in a 15th-century building. Drive along tiny roads that wind through the vineyards. Weather permitting, you will tour the vineyards with the owner, who will talk about the area’s grape growing techniques.
After a brief description of the wines and winemaking process, enjoy tastings of Valpolicella’s classic wines - Valpolicella, Ripasso della Valpolicella, Amarone, and Recioto. Each wine will be paired with cheese, selected by the vineyard owner and your guide, who is a sommelier and master cheese taster.
Next, take a scenic drive to a typical restaurant, for a light lunch with tradional dishes and wine. After lunch, visit a second cantina, where the grapes for Amarone and Recioto are withered before vinification. After a short visit to the vineyard and winery, taste some more famous wines for a chance to compare the differences and similarities of the two different producers.