Period of time: 8h
Price: from 159,90€ per person (Scale price)
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Participants: 2-8 person (Open tour)
Registration:7 days before deadline
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Join an Italian Sommelier 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.
• Transportation from Verona by car or van
• 2 cantina visits and wine tastings in English
• Light Lunch: traditional lunch at a trattoria in the wine country
• Personal wine guide