Wine routes of Lake Garda

Wine routes of Lake Garda

For wine lovers, the Lake Garda area offers the possibility of following numerous itineraries to discover the production areas of the best Veronese wines.

Here is a guide to the main wine routes of the area, among enchanting landscapes, villages and monuments rich in history, walks among the vineyards and of course many delicious wines to taste. You just have to choose!

Valpolicella wine route

The discovery of the best Veronese wines such as Amarone DOC, Recioto and Valpolicella is guaranteed along this itinerary in stages that winds through 19 municipalities halfway between the city of Verona and Lake Garda. The road begins in the heart of Valpolicella, the valley of many wineries. Passing through the villages of Fumane, Marano di Valpolicella, Negrar, San Pietro in Cariano and Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella you will find a wide choice of historic and modern cellars where you can stop and discover everything there is to discover about techniques of production of excellent wines of the area: the famous Amarone, the Valpolicella Classico, the Valpolicella Ripasso and the traditional Recioto, produced since Roman times.

There are many activities you can do along the Valpolicella wine route, including aperitifs in the vineyard, visits to cellars, wine tastings and typical products of the area, long walks and excursions immersed in nature. Being a very large area, it is possible to choose from numerous itineraries that allow you to explore not only the hills of Valpolicella, but also the enchanting valleys of Lessinia.

Bardolino wine route

The Bardolino Wine Route is a food and wine itinerary that gathers, along about 80 km, more than 70 wineries, restaurants and hospitality companies in 16 municipalities on the Veronese side of Lake Garda. In this area the indigenous grapes Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara are produced from which Bardolino, a great traditional red, and its pink version, Chiaretto, are born. Starting from Bardolino, the town that gave its name to the wine, the main itinerary crosses the locations of the Classic production area: Lazise, ​​Affi, Cavaion, Costermano and Garda, and then continues south. It is an easy route to follow, marked by road signs with the words "Strada del vino di Bardolino", in an area to be enjoyed, by car, on foot or by bicycle. It is a road that not only crosses vineyards, farms and cellars but allows you to discover a little-known artistic heritage: Romanesque churches, castles, peasant courts, sixteenth-century villas and a series of historic locations linked to the battles of the Risorgimento.

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