This tour is a great way to try some of the region’s finest wines, while also learning a thing or two about their history and production.
For those taking part in the tour from Malcesine, Torbole, Riva and Limone you’ll venture out to the stunning Lagarina Valley, where you’ll visit the award-winning Grigoletti winery, where the owner will take you on a tour of the cellars and subterranean cantina, explaining how they produce their red and white wines. Finish off your day with a visit to the elegant Cantine Ferrari, where you’ll toast to a lovely day with samples of their wines.
The tour from Garda, Bardolino and Lazise will visit a wine cellar where you’ll gain wonderful views of the surrounding vineyards and olive trees as well as information on the wines made in this region before sampling some yourself. In the afternoon you’ll get to visit an olive oil factory where you’ll learn all about this important local product including the production process. You’ll also get to taste the oil and learn about the different levels of quality.
The tour from Gardone, Salo, Desenzano, Sirmione and Peschiera will start with a visit to a wine cellar where you’ll get to walk the land and take in the views before sampling a few of the typical wines. You’ll then take a trip to the village of Borghetto where you’ll get to admire this beautiful medieval dwelling. (Journey to the vineyards is approx. 1 hour and return journey is approx. 1.5 hours).
We say: “Make sure you pick up a bottle of the Chardonnay Trentino when you visit the Grigoletti. Take it home and enjoy it with a prawn risotto – perfect.” Christina Oliver, Content Editor
Price: From £46 per person (depending on resort).
Operates:Tuesdays from Limone, Malcesine, Riva del Garda, Torbole, Garda, Bardolino and Lazise, and Fridays from Sirmione, Desenzano del Garda, Gardone and Peschiera del Garda.
Duration: Half Day.
Start time: From Limone, Riva, Torbole and Malcesine 1:00pm on Fridays, From all other resorts 12:00pm - 13:30pm on Tuesdays (Times are approximates and depend on resort)
Included: Wine tasting, guided tour, transport
Not included: Hotel pick up and drop off, lunch.
To pre-book your excursion please call one of our Italy Experts. Please note that excursions operate seasonally from 08 May - 30 September and are subject to availability and minimum numbers. Start times and departure points shall be reconfirmed once in resort.