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“A really interesting museum”

Cantina Zeni e Museo del Vino
Ranked #3 of 35 things to do in Bardolino
Certificate of Excellence
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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. The Zeni winery is proud to present GO the olfactory gallery, a new eno-sensory tasting, which is the first of its kind in Italy.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though in reality this museum promotes the family wines it does offer a very interesting museum experience
A short walk from Bardolino
There are all sorts of implements, barrels, and machinery from a long period to look at
Lots of pictures and videos
Despite not always understanding the Italian there was sufficient in English to make this a very interesting experience
You also get to try some wines for free and others that you can pay for
Needless to say the best wine was the most expensive
They will ship the wine for you
A great way to pass an afternoon - glad we did not drive there

Thank Uday T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this by accident and had a look around, it was very intresting, and of coarse we hade to tast some wine at the end! which we did buy some of there 2013 gold award wine, worth every penny!!

Thank Brian D
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Arrived for the English speaking tour held each Wednesday at 10.30. Even though we were the only ones there, the tour guide give us a personal tour and could not do enough for us. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the winery, products and processes.
Great value for €5 each for the tour, and all the wines available for tasting.
We would highly recommend a visit to Zeni.
Wines can be shipped back home to UK.

Thank Linfield1886
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

If not driving (well advised approach!) then it is only just over 1 mile up the hill from the centre of Bardolino. They have a great selection of various priced wines in their store.
The sensual 'nose test' and subsequent wine tasting was very enjoyable and the host/guide (Johnathan I think his name is) was very informative and friendly.
The two wines on offer for our tasting session were the;
Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC, Vigne Alte
and
Zeni Bardolino Chiaretto Classico Vigne Alte (an utterly superb rose)
Though the Lugana white we tried upstairs was also fabulous!! (free tasting at the bar!)
Thank you Johnathan and Zeni

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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Good museum and excellent free wine samples. Could be easily improved with even some basic tasting notes for the wine samples provided (nothing given except the name). The more complex wines could be tasted for a small cost (€2-€8 a glass). Worth trying one or two of these while you're there.

Having been to a number of wineries, the one thing this place lacks is a guided tour for a small fee. We would have happily paid €15/€20 to get walked round the vineyards for an hour. Yet no option to do so.

The wine itself is lovely - my personal favourites are the garganega (white) and the valpolicella ripasse (red).

Give yourself a couple of hours to visit as it's a 15-20 minute walk from Bardolino up a hill.

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