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If for you the perfect setting for a wine tasting is a beautiful hilly area, bordered by Lake Garda on one side and the Mountains of Lessinia on the other, then Valpolicella is the place for you. In this rich landscape, located only a few kilometers from Verona in the Italian region of Veneto, you will be able to admire different scenarios, from calcareous mountains to soft hills covered by vineyards, to towns filled with architectural beauty.

Thanks to Valpolicella's particular climate and geological configuration, you will be able to taste some unique wines during your winery visits in the area. Valpolicella boasts more than one appellation with international prestige: Valpolicella, Valpolicella Ripasso, Amarone della Valpolicella and Recioto della Valpolicella. All Valpolicella wines are characterized by a strong link with the native vines of the area, and the most prestigious Valpolicella wines share a peculiar production technique, the appassimento, for which grapes are left to rest for about three months in racks or crates. During this time, the grapes lose up to half their weight allowing the aromas and natural sugars to concentrate.

Which food to taste in Valpolicella?

Valpolicella is especially known for its high-quality wines, but, like most of Italy, this area offers many lovely regional specialties to pair with your favorite glass of Valpolicella during your next wine tasting. Some must-tries of the area are risotto all'Amarone, brasato all'Amarone, bigoli con le sarde, bollito con la pearà, riso al Tastasal.

Which wines to taste in Valpolicella?

During your wine tastings and winery visits in Valpolicella, you will have the opportunity to discover the many facets of some of Veneto's indigenous grape varieties. The most widespread vines in Valpolicella are Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and Molinara. Other native varieties include Oseleta, Croatina, Dindarella and Spigamonti.

Which is the best season to visit Valpolicella?

Valpolicella is the perfect location to enjoy a weekend filled with wine tastings and visits to the many wineries of the area. Like many other wine tourism locations in Italy, the best moments to visit Valpolicella are either spring or autumn, when temperatures are more pleasant. Visiting Valpolicella in spring will allow you to see the vineyards in bloom, while autumn corresponds to the harvesting season.

What things to do in Valpolicella?

Valpolicella offers several stunning wineries to visit and memorable wine tours to enjoy. During your time here, we also recommend visiting some of the areas highlights, like: San Giorgio di Valpolicella, Lake Garda, the garden of Pojega, Villa Mosconi Bertani, Parco delle Cascate di Molina.