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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.
Reviewed October 8, 2013

We decided to take the long walk up to the museum on a rainy day. It was packed when we arrived with a tour group who we're being given a guided tour of the whole area. We were just left to wander round a small museum on our own. When we got to the tasting room we're were asked if we were on the tour. We were given glasses and we're told that we could try the lighter/cheaper wines for free but we would have to pay if we wanted to try the better ones. We asked if we could have some breadsticks but we're told that they were for the tour only. My advice book a tour!

Thank Park59
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

We were 7 friends on a wine tasting tour at Zeni and our guide Sara did a fantastic job! It was a very enjoyable, informative, and lively tour with a great selection of 5 wines to try at the end. I would strongly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the area. We are Zeni converts now!:)

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Reviewed September 23, 2013

As part of our Italy Wine Tour from the US, we stopped at Zeni Winery for a first hand look at how wine is produced from the vineyard to the table. Sara, our guide was very knowledgeable and provided our group with a very welcoming and warm tour through the museum, vineyards and facility. The winery is located in Bardolina and run by the fifth generation of the Zeni family. That fact alone should tell you that they know how to make great wine. As a group we were invited to sample eight Zeni wines. This was at 1030 in the morning so after eight samples we were all feeling very good! There is a shop where you can purchase these wines and the prices are very reasonable. We only purchased one bottle of dessert wine to drink while still in Italy. It is just too difficult to carry wine on the plane back to the US and we were not sure about how much we were allowed to take back through Customs. I understand that this wine is not distributed in the US. Too bad!

This was a wonderful tour and should be on everyone's list if you want to experience wine making at its best. We did not spend a lot of time in the museum so make time for this if you visit this winery.

Thank Carol F
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Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Sara (or Sarah) - the guide that made it all super-special. Thanks a bunch!
The place it self, museum and hospitality is very welcoming, down to earth and made us feel Zeni family being around and ensuring that all they do is for a client and wine culture itself.
Wine is amazing too and Zeni acquired another 7 fans for a lifetime.
All the best to all of you.
Group of Lithuanians

Thank Traveleressa
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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.

1  Thank IrelandHardy
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