Located on the eastern shore of Lake Garda, Bardolino is famous for its exquisite wine and beautiful countryside. As always, the annual Bardolino Wine Festival 2024 is set to be an unforgettable experience, drawing wine lovers from all over the world. 

This guide will provide you with everything you need to know about the Bardolino region, its wineries and wine-tasting experiences, and the Bardolino Wine Festival 2024.

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Discover Bardolino: A wine paradise in the heart of Italy

Bardolino is renowned for its scenic beauty, historic charm, and world-class wines. This picturesque town in the Veneto region boasts a mild Mediterranean climate, ideal for vineyards that produce Bardolino DOC and Bardolino Superiore DOCG wines. 

The region is steeped in history dating back to Roman times. Bardolino offers visitors a blend of ancient ruins, medieval architecture, and cultural events throughout the year. As with any town around Lake Garda, make the most of your visit by strolling through its narrow streets and enjoying local cuisine in traditional trattorias. 

Of course, no trip to the region would be complete without a spot of wine tasting at the local wineries (more on this later).

Explore the Captivating Flavours of Bardolino Red Wine

Bardolino produces wines that embody the region’s sunny climate and rich cultural heritage. Made primarily from the indigenous Corvina grape, Bardolino wines are renowned for their refreshing acidity and vibrant red fruit flavours. Try a classic Bardolino DOC for its light elegance or indulge in a robust Bardolino Superiore DOCG, each sip revealing the terroir’s essence. 

Pair these wines with local delicacies like risotto with lake fish or Monte Veronese cheese to fully appreciate Bardolino’s cuisine. This region invites you to taste, experience, and fall in love with its wines, a true expression of Italy’s wine-making artistry.


Wine Tasting in Bardolino: Unforgettable Experiences

One of the highlights of the Bardolino Wine Festival 2024 is the numerous wine-tasting events. Local wineries open their doors to visitors, offering tours and tastings that highlight the wine-making process. These sessions provide an intimate look at how Bardolino wine is produced, from vineyard to bottle. The knowledgeable guides will enhance your tasting experience, sharing insights and stories about the region’s wine heritage.

Here is our list of the best wineries in Bardolino with information about tour times and costs all year round.

Guerrieri Rizzardi Winery

Guerrieri Rizzardi is a prestigious winery in the Veneto region of Italy, celebrated for its blend of traditional and modern wine-making techniques. Visitors can explore their vineyards and historic cellars on guided tours, getting to try their renowned Valpolicella, Amarone, and Bardolino wines.

You can join their “Wine on Tour” from June 1st to September 30th every Thursday at 5 p.m. in English. For €8/person, enjoy a guided tour and a glass of wine.

Tenuta La Cà

Tenuta La Cà is a prestigious winery in Valpolicella Classica, Veneto, Italy. It combines ancient and modern techniques to craft exceptional wines like Valpolicella, Amarone, and Ripasso. 

Guided tours take place at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. costing €35/person. Tours last approximately 90 minutes and are available in Italian, English or German.

Agriturismo Costadoro

Agriturismo Costadoro is a family-operated winery in Tuscany, Italy, known for its traditional farming methods and premium wines. Visitors can enjoy guided tours of the vineyards and cellars, as well as stay at their cosy agriturismo accommodation, offering a true taste of Tuscan hospitality amidst beautiful countryside.

Tours are available from Monday to Saturday between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. and must be booked in advance.

Cantina Lenotti

Since 1906, Lenotti has been crafting Bardolino Classico wine, initially in bulk and from 1968 in bottles. Today, led by Giancarlo, Marina, and Claudio Lenotti, they export over 90% of their wines to markets like Germany and Denmark. Lenotti is acclaimed for Amarone, Ripasso, and specialty wines.

The winery tour includes a tasting of 4 wines at €27/person and must be booked in advance. The tour lasts about 45 minutes, followed by a 20-30 minute tasting session.


The Bardolino Wine Festival: A Weekend of Celebration and Wine

The Bardolino Wine Festival 2024, from October 3rd to 7th, is one of the most anticipated events in the region. This festival, which began in 1929, celebrates the grape harvest and the exceptional Bardolino wine. The lakefront and Parco Carrara Bottagisio host numerous wine-tasting stations where visitors can sample Bardolino Classico, Superiore, and Chiaretto wines.

The festival atmosphere is enriched by local music, with bands and DJs performing at Parco Carrara Bottagisio and other venues throughout Bardolino. Visitors can also explore local arts and crafts at Borgo Garibaldi’s “Il cortile delle arti e dei mestieri” and enjoy delicious local food from various stands.

One of the festival’s unique highlights is the giant barrel in Piazza Catullo, distributing grape juice, symbolizing Bardolino’s rich wine tradition. With parades, live music, and a grand fireworks display over the lake, the Bardolino Wine Festival 2024 promises a memorable weekend for all attendees.

Head over to the official Bardolino Wine Festival website for more information.

Visit Us in Bardolino: Home of Exceptional Wines and Unforgettable Experiences

The Bardolino Wine Festival 2024 is an annual event that promises wonderful experiences and memories for all. To fully enjoy the festival, book your stay with Domus, where you can find the perfect accommodation to suit your needs. 

Our selection of villas, apartments, and holiday houses will elevate your Lake Garda experience, providing comfort and convenience. Don’t miss out on this fantastic celebration which increases in popularity year after year—secure your accommodation today and join us in Bardolino for a truly unforgettable event.

Ready to experience the Bardolino Wine Festival 2024? Book your stay with Domus now to enjoy the best accommodations in Lake Garda. Visit Domus and make your reservation today!