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Valpolicella

VALPOLICELLA

Valpolicella: wine, soul and history

PROGRAM
Private Tour – Guided tour of 1 winery

  • Pick-up/Drop-off at your hotel.
  • Private car, tour leader Wine Specialist and driver at your disposal for the duration of the tour. Through a scenic route, with stops to take pictures, you will immerse yourself in the hilly landscape of the Valpolicella, cradle of the renowned Amarone DOCG, a territory rich in eno-gastronomic excellence and possessed of a strong cultural imprint. You will admire roman porticoes, vineyards and olive groves and arrive in the Valpolicella Classica zone where a special visit to the winery awaits you for an Amarone tasting.
  • The visit at the winery begins (where possible) in the vineyard, and through the passionate story of the producer you will discover  the production techniques of Amarone, with its unique, special drying process, the way Valpolicella Ripasso is produced and then appreciate the different characteristics of these wines through a series of guided tastings: Valpolicella Classico, Ripasso, Amarone, Recioto.
  • Walk in the ancient village of San Giorgio Ingannapoltron with its enchanting ‘Pieve’ roman portico or to nearby Santa Maria della Valverde.

Duration: about 3 hours

Price on request

Amarone: comparisons and contrasts

PROGRAM
Private Tour – Guided tour of 2 wineries

  • Pick-up/Drop-off at your hotel
  • Private car, tour leader Wine Specialist and driver at your disposal for the duration of the tour. Through a scenic route, with stops to take pictures, where you can admire vineyards, olive groves, wonderful villas and churches, you will be accompanied on a visit to two different wineries in the enchanting hilly area of ​​Valpolicella.
  • Guided visit of the first winery. The visit to the winery begins (where possible) in the vineyard and through the passionate story of the producer you will discover  the production techniques of Amarone, with its unique special drying process, and also the way in which the Valpolicella Ripasso is produced. This is followed by a series of guided tastings of Valpolicella Classico, Ripasso, Amarone, Recioto.
  • Guided visit of the second winery. Located in a different valley. The visit to the winery begins (where possible) in the vineyard, then follows the path of winemaking, aging and bottling of the wine and concludes with a rich guided wine tasting: Valpolicella Classico, Ripasso, Amarone, Recioto.

Duration: about 4 hours

Price on request

Wine & Oil

PROGRAM
Private Tour –
Guided tour of 1 winery and 1 ‘Frantoio’ olive oil mill

  • Pick-up/Drop-off at your hotel
  • Private car, tour leader Wine Specialist and driver at your disposal for the duration of the tour. Through a scenic route, with stops to take pictures, you can admire vineyards, olive trees and wonderful villas and churches, then arrive in a wine cellar selected by us.
  • Guided tour in the winery. The visit to the winery begins (where possible) in the vineyard, follows the path of winemaking, aging and bottling of the wine and concludes with a rich guided wine tasting: Valpolicella Classico, Ripasso, Amarone, Recioto.
  • Guided visit to a Olive Oil Mill  to discover the so-called “green gold”, the Extra Virgin Olive Oil DOP (guarantee of origin) Veneto Valpolicella. The visit begins with historical insights related to the production of the oil followed by a guided tasting of products from the extra virgin olive oil mill.

Duration: about 4 hours

Price on request

Wine & Flavors

PROGRAM
Private Tour – Guided tour of 1 winery and 1 company of typical products

  • Pick-up/Drop-off at your hotel.
  • Private car, tour leader Wine Specialist and driver at your disposal for the duration of the tour. Through a scenic route, with stops to take pictures, where you can admire vineyards, olive trees and wonderful villas and parishes, you will arrive in a cellar selected by us.
  • Guided tour of the winery to discover the famous Amarone wine. The visit includes the explanation of the whole wine production process and ends with a wine tasting: Valpolicella Classico, Ripasso, Amarone, Recioto.
  • Visit and tasting of typical products in a  Valpolicella food company, where you can taste delicious products: selection of salami, aged and matured cheeses including Ubriaco Cheese aged in Vinaccia Rossa.

° Please report any food allergies or food intolerances at the time of booking.

Duration: about 4 hours

Price on request

Art & Wine

PROGRAM
Private Tour –
Guided tour of 1 Neoclassical Villa – 1 Wine Tasting

  • Pick-up/Drop-off at your hotel
  • Private car, tour leader Wine Specialist and driver at your disposal for the duration of the tour. Through a scenic route, with stops to take pictures, you can admire vineyards, olive trees, churches, and you will visit a beautiful Neoclassical Villa: Villa Mosconi Bertani in Valpolicella. The Villa has been an important centre for the history of Art and Wine in Verona. Still today the Bertani family continues this important winemaking and cultural tradition.
  • Guided visit of the Villa that illustrates history, architecture and winemaking production, bringing guests through the elegant rooms of the Villa, the gardens and romantic park, the vineyards of Amarone and Valpolicella and the ancient cellars. Inside the imposing Salone delle Muse richly frescoed, it acts as the fulcrum of the building manor, which is divided into eleven living rooms elegantly furnished and decorated.
  • After the guided tour, you will enjoy a wine tasting from the Bertani family’s production, coming from different valleys of the Verona area. Of each wine will be illustrate the terroir of origin, grape variety, winemaking and organoleptic characteristics.

Duration: about 4 hours

Price on request

Horse riding through the vineyards

PROGRAM
Private Tour – 1 Horse Riding – Lunch – 1 Guided visit of Winery

  • Pick-up/Drop-off at your hotel.
  • Private car, tour leader Wine Specialist and driver at your disposal for the duration of the tour. Through a scenic route, with stops to take pictures, where you can admire vineyards, olive trees and wonderful villas and parishes, you will arrive in Valpolicella where you will experience a wonderful horseback ride through the vineyards.
  • Guided Horseback ride through the vineyards and olive groves of Valpolicella to discover uncontaminated nature.
  • Light Lunch at typical Trattoria or Osteria (wines are not included).
  • Guided tour of a winery to discover the famous Amarone wine. The visit includes the explanation of the Whole wine production process and ends with a wine tasting: Valpolicella Classico, Ripasso, Amarone, Recioto.

° Please report any food allergies or food intolerances at the time of booking.

Duration: Full day

Price on request

Organic wine in the green hills of Valpolicella

PROGRAM
Private Tour – Guided tour of 1 certified organic winery

  • Pick-up/Drop-off at your hotel.
  • Private car, tour leader Wine Specialist and driver at your disposal for the duration of the tour. Through a scenic route, where you can admire vineyards and olive trees, you will arrive at a winery that produces organic wines.
  • Short walk in the vineyards to immerse yourself in an uncontaminated environment and to understand the philosophy of those who produce organic wines. You will discover the rich flavor of wines from organic vineyards, which retain the defined and full character of the classic Valpolicella wines.
  • Guided tour of an organic winery where, through the passionate story of the producer, you will know the production techniques and the philosophy of the biological method. Listening directly to the winemaker explaining some aspects of the hard work of the fields will make you feel fully involved.
  • Guided tasting of wines from Valpolicella Doc all’ Amarone Docg.

Duration: about 3 hours

Price on request

Cheese Factory Experience

PROGRAM
Private Tour – Guided tour of 1 cheese factory – Light lunch

  • Pick-up/drop-off at your hotel.
  • Private car with driver at your disposal for the duration of the tour. Through a scenic route, where you can admire beautiful landscapes from Valpolicella to Lessini Mountain, you arrive at a Cheese Factory.
  • The guided visit begin in the production. Here you will see with your own eyes how the local cheeses are produced. You be told and shown the entire production process and the ingredients needed to create excellent dairy products. A show for your eyes a delight for the smell.
  • The Typical Lunch. After having observed and known the methods of artisan preparation of the typical cheese products of the Region, will arrive the best moment of the experience: the lunch tasting. Confortably sitting  you can taste cheeses pairing with seasoned dishes. You will discover our land through your senses: sight, smell and taste.

 

 

Duration: about 6 hours

Price on request

Pasta Cooking Class

PROGRAM
Private Pasta Cooking Class – Chef english speaking

  • Pick-up/Drop-off at your hotel
  • Private cooking class with chef english speaking.
  • Discovering step by step on how to make the famous Italian Pasta and Learning how to cook it.  After you prepare your pasta, the chef will help you to prepare tasty sauces. The class is held in a Italian friendly atmosphere.
  • Lunch based on the Pasta

Duration: about 4 hours

Price on request

PICK-UPS/DROP-OFFS: VERONA, VENEZIA, MILANO

GROUPS PRICES ARE ON REQUEST

For organizational reasons, the itinerary may be modified or reversed without notice. In any case, the visits and the excursions mentioned in the program are guaranteed.

We ask you to tell us if you have any physical difficulties to allow us to choose the most suitable facilities; or if you have food intolerance or allergies to food / wine.

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