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Amarone Wine Tour & Tasting from Venice, Padua or Verona

Activity provider: Venice Day Trips

Amarone Wine Tour & Tasting from Venice, Padua or Verona

Activity provider: Venice Day Trips

From US$ 451.75 per person

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.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • 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 and 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
Full description
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. 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. 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.
Includes
  • Transportation from Venice, Verona, or Padua by minivan
  • 2 cantina visits and wine tastings in English
  • Light Lunch: traditional lunch at a trattoria in the wine country
  • Personal wine guide
  • Anything not expressly mentioned in the inclusions
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Lunch menu:
  • An antipasto (plate of Salumi and cheeses)
  • a first course (home made risotto or pasta)
  • Dessert (home made cookies or little cake)
  • Water
  • Wine
  • Coffee
  • Wine Tasting:
  • Valpolicella Classico DOC
  • Valpolicella Superiore DOC
  • Ripasso della Valpolicella DOC
  • Amarone della Valpolicella DOC
  • Recioto della Valpolicella DOC
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Mario, our tour guide, was outstanding! A sommelier by profession as well as native to the area, he was the perfect person to educate us on all aspects of the wine-making and wine tasting plus give us his personal remarks about the areas and vineyards we visited. I can’t say enough about the phenomenon day we had!!! Eight hours of pure delight!!!!!

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July 24, 2022

If you want a great day of meeting fantastic people, learning about Amarone. Eating a great lunch snd enjoying very nice wine with families that have been making wine for generations, then this is the trip for you. Marco is extremely knowledgeable about wine and culture and is an extraordinary individual. We visited 2 small wineries and were led by the owners who explained the wine making process and history of their winery in detail. The owners were both pationate about their wines but about the environment around them. We enjoyed amamazing lunch where the chef prepared a pesto dish with an herb he had just picked that day. Of course we had amarone for the table. Marco is a superb sommelier but is a great person. I would highly recommend this tour as it exceeded all our expectations

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May 17, 2022

This wine tour was excellent from start to finish! Our guide, Mario is a sommelier and extremely knowledgeable about the region and it's wines. We visited 2 small, family run vineyards and learned different aspects of the wine making process at each. The wines we tasted were excellent! So good in fact that we ordered a case at each vineyard to be shipped home! The restaurant we were taken to for lunch was also very good with lots of charm and great food. Many locals eating there at our read Saturday - always a good indication. Mario met us at the meeting point right on time and dropped us off a little closer to Venice so we would have a shorter walk. He also took us to a small deli to pick up some of the cheese and meats we had enjoyed during the wine tasting. Overall, this was an exceptional day that we would highly recommend! Mario was early arriving at the

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October 2, 2019

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