Traditional vineyard in Bardolino with wonderful wine museum. NEW 2017! Olfactory Gallery
Fausto, Elena and Federica know how to newly interpret the good old traditions of wine-growing estate Zeni, which was founded in 1870. The viticulture is the healthy trunk, on which the whole Zeni universe has developed.
The wines From the middle of the Bardolino DOC-wine-growing area: • Bardolino Chiaretto Doc Classico • Bardolino Doc Classico • Bardolino Classico Superiore DOCG
Other typical wines from the province of Verona: • Soave DOC Classico • Bianco di Custoza DOC • Lugana DOC • Garganega IGT • Valpolicella DOC Classico • Costalago IGT • Amarone della Valpolicella DOC Classico • Speciali Barrique IGT: Cruino, Corvar • Recioto della Valpolicella DOC Classico • Passito IGT
Museum The only one of its kind on the eastern shore of Lake Garda, it has a large collection of tools and artefacts which are linked to the culture of wine. Founded by Gaetano Zeni, it incorporates a thematic route of all the stages of winemaking from processing the grapes to the bottling.
Wine tastings for individuals and shop At the end of the museum tour visitors have the possibility to taste the wines. All tastings in the Enoteca are free of charge, with the exception of the most noble wines. Qualified, multilingual staff are ready to answer all your questions. Next to the wines grappa, olive oil and balsamic vinegar can be purchased.
Information Free admission to the museum for individuals without a guided tour. Organized visits for groups of more than 10 people are by appointment only and there is a fee.
Short guided tours for individuals From May to September every Wednesday at 10.30 am individual visitors can take part in a short winery tour in english that could be shared with other international individual guests. Guests can have access to the Enoteca for further wine tastings at the end of the tour. Duration approx. 1 hour, price 5 € per person (children free). No reservation required.
Visits of groups The staff of the wine museum are happy to arrange guided tours for groups. Tours include a visit to the vineyards, the technical area of the enterprise and the wine cellar. Programmes are personalized to tourists, company visits, pupils and students. Wine-growing estate Zeni are also happy to help you with the organization of events or special anniversaries.
Languages Guided tours can be made in German, English and Italian. Visits are possible in other languages.
Guided tours Guided tours for groups are Monday till Friday always in the morning on enquiry possible from April 1st until October 31st. Individual solutions possible on request during winter season.
NEW! Olfactory Gallery The "Olfactory Gallery" is a new and unique wine-sensorial project. The visitor will have the possibility to enjoy an olfactory experience through aromas of wine, presented by the Cantina, in a relaxing and evocative atmosphere.
>> Information about the Gallery The olfactory experience will terminate with a tasting of the wines that are described in the "Olfactory Gallery" and some gourmet finger food. In addition there will be the possibility to taste other specialities which play with the combination of food and drinks. So you can not only smell, but also taste.
>> Opening hours of the Gallery From April to October Monday to Friday 14.30 - 19.00 Saturday and Sunday 09.00 - 12.30, 14.30 - 19.00
Information and reservations Phone: +39-045-6210087 Mail: email@example.com
Position The wine-growing estate Zeni is situated right in the core land of Bardolino. The mother house and the museum you can find abouve the town centre and the lake shore.