Wine tastings let you sample the flavours before buying. They are also a chance to appreciate the value of the product, where visitors can learn about the cultivation method and its tradition.
We recommend a visit to the Guerrieri Rizzardi wine estate, founded in the early 20th century. It was born from the union between two ancient wine producers: the Counts Guerrieri, owners of a centuries-old estate with vineyards and cellars in Bardolino, and the Counts Rizzardi, with vineyards in Valpolicella dating back to 1678.
Guerrieri Rizzardi is based in Bardolino, in an ancient building belonging to the Guerrieri family since 1450. All the grapes come from estate vineyards, and the wines are vinified in the cellars in each appellation.
The Garden of Pojega, owned by the Counts Rizzardi, is also well worth a visit. Today Pojega is an estate that includes not only the Villa and the prestigious Italian garden - famous for its architectural and natural beauty and pretty flowers- but also the wine cellar and the outhouse, where you can taste and buy the wines and the extra virgin olive oil produced at the estate.
You can book a guided tour of the 17th-century lemon houses for groups of a minimum of 15 people. The garden is in Pojega, in Negrar, Valpolicella (about 30 km from Bardolino). www.pojega.com