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Zeni Winery and Wine Museum

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Address: Via Costabella 9, 37011, Bardolino, Italy
Phone Number: +39 045 622 8331
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9:00 am - 1:00 pm
2:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
2:30 pm - 7:00 pm

We will guide you along a fascinating path among tradition and modern age....

We will guide you along a fascinating path among tradition and modern age. In the Wine Museum’s halls you can try the fragrance of our viticultural history, while in the technical area we will show you the evolution of the production process. You will visit then the adjacent vineyard, the heart piece of the classic zone of Bardolino production.

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An amazing find!

We found out about the museum from Tripadvisor and were not disappointed. It was really interesting to be able to watch the bottling in process, and the antique items on display... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2015
Victoria T
Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We found out about the museum from Tripadvisor and were not disappointed. It was really interesting to be able to watch the bottling in process, and the antique items on display were also interesting. Being able to sample fourteen different wines at no charge is very generous (I can't imagine ever being able to find that in the UK!) and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We went on Wednesday for the English speaking tour at 11.00 only to find that all guided tours ended in September. Free tastings were available for 9 whites and 5 reds. I thought a couple of the whites were OK but none of the reds were to my taste. Prices started at €3.90 a bottle but I preferred the cheap... More 

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Manchester UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Zeni is one of the most recognised names in wines of this region The museum provides a good insight into the history of the company There's a chance to samples & buy at the end of the tour

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Lovely visit, nicely set out, free wine tasting (always a plus) and a vast selection of wines to buy at very reasonable prices. A must do.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

The walk up (and I do mean up!) to Zeni is about a mile from the ferry drop off in Bardolino. There are sidewalks most of the way, so we felt safe the entire walk. The museum is a great place to look around and has a great variety of historic wine making items. You can also view their bottling... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Its not much of a museum, mainly old equipment etc but the free wine tasting is good and plenty to buy if you wish too. Bit of a trek up the hill but worth it in the end.

Thank tans12
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Free entry to the wine museum. It closes for lunch and re-opens at 2.30pm. No set times for a tour, you just wander around yourself and you get to try the cheaper wines at no cost. There's a charge to try the more expensive Amarone, but it's well worth it and to taste all three varieties cost less than ten... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Good walk (30 mins) from Hotel Caesius past loaded vines, good tasting of different wines and ability to buy your choice and other related items.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

What an utter disappointment!! We walked from the harbour to the winery based on others reviews and I think you saw something I didn't!! One room of old wine making equipment, only saying what it was rather than perhaps descriptions of how they had used it and for how long etc - anything just so you didn't just wander going... More 

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ZeniCantina, Direttore at Zeni Winery and Wine Museum, responded to this review

Dear Jeeves, Thanks to have visited our Cellar. We really sorry that you haven’t enjoyed our wine museum. The exposition is divided into thematic areas, each one dedicated to a different stage of the long and complex wine production process, from the growing of the vine to the harvest, from the grape processing to the bottling phase. The most important... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

The walk up the hill is worth it don't go between 1pm and 2.30 they let you taste about a dozen wines for free and u can taste the really good ones for a nominal fee

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