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“Take the Amarone”

Zeni Winery and Wine Museum
Ranked #1 of 32 things to do in Bardolino
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Zeni winery is located on the first hill beside the city center of Bardolino. From 1870 the Zeni Families have been dedicated in to the growing of the local vines and in to the production of the veronese classical wines. This wines are: Bardolino, Custoza, Lugana, Soave and Valpolicella, where inside the classical area the family has one more winery. From 1991 inside the winery in Bardolino is located the Wine Museum, a collection and proof of the local and ancient veronese wine tradition. The Wine Museum and adjacent Vinoteca are free entry for all individual visitors. For groups of 10 or more people the reservation is required. For both individual visitors and groups we required the reservation also for the visit of the entire winery.
Ireland
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“Take the Amarone”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Don't bother with the 'free' samples - treat yourself by paying E7 to taste the 3 Amarone wines. The museum is well worth a visit, even if you do not wish to partake of the wine samples. And do use a taxi to visit - otherwise it is a demanding uphill walk - OK to walk downhill back into Bardolino.

Visited September 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Wine Museum”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

The museum has free entry and you can try quite a variety of wines too. The prices to buy are so reasonable - we paid 14 Euro for a bottle of Prosecco, a bottle of Bardolino Red and a bottle of Soave!

Visited September 2013
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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“Nice place to visit”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

Took around half an hour to walk from Bardolino,mostly uphill, but not too steep. Entry is free, along with free samples of rent and white wine

Visited September 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Fun experience...”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Located just outside of Bardolino, the Zeni cantina and museum is a good way to learn more about the history of wine making in the region, as well as sample some of their local production. The museum is free for visitors. Admittedly, we did not spend too much time in the museum, we were much more interested in the wine tasting. Upon entering the tasting room, one is given a glass and invited to taste up to eight different local wines for free. In addition, for a small fee, visitors can choose some of the pricier, and more well-known wines, including Amarone, etc. Whatever you taste and like can be bought right in the store. Locally produced olive oil is also for sale.
Though the staff is efficient, there were so many visitors when we were there, it was difficult to get very much information regarding the different wines we sampled.
However, despite this, I would recommend this outing highly. It is an informative and fun way to spend an afternoon.
If you are planning to buy wine, you will want to bring a car, as the cantina is a walk away from most hotels. There is plenty of parking onsite.

Visited August 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Worth the walk from Bardolino”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

Interesting and free as is the wine tasting at the end and with no pressure to purchase so what is there to lose?

Visited August 2013
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