WE REOPEN ON THE 18TH OF MARCH

ORGANIC WINE TASTINGS & GUIDED TOURS

IN BARDOLINO, LAKE GARDA, VERONA

Wine Tasting + Organic Bardolino Wine + Local or Home made Products + Music
+  Walking in the vineyards + View on lake Garda

WE PROPOSE 4 KIND OF WINE TASTINGS


SIMPLE TASTING 

If you want just to enjoy a glass of wine and the nice atmosphere of our old villa, you can choose between our organic wines and different kind of homemade products.
At the end of the wine tasting you can go for a walk in the vineyards behind the villa, from where you can enjoy a spectacular view of lake Garda and the Bardolino wine area.
WHEN: from Tuesday  to Saturday.
SCHEDULES: between 12,00am and 8pm.
DURATION: it depends on what you choose.
PRICE: 2,50eu – 26eu per person, it depends on what you choose from the menù.
RESERVATION: not required, but very welcome.


FIX MENU’ TASTING

This tasting is composed of our 4 organic Bardolino wines (1 glass of rosè wine and 3 glasses of red wine), each wine is matched with a different kind of local or home made food (salami, cheeses, home made bread, home made olive oil). This wine tasting can be considered as a meal.
At the end of the wine tasting you can go for a walk in the vineyards behind the villa, from where you can enjoy a spectacular view of lake Garda and the Bardolino wine area.
WHEN: from Tuesday  to Saturday.
SCHEDULES
: between 12,00am and 8pm
DURATION: 1hour and half/ 2 hours.
PRICE26eu per person/10eu for child over 4years/12eu not drinking adult.
RESERVATION: not required, but very welcome.


FIX MENU’ + VINEYARDS TASTING

You can choose to combine the Fix Menù Tasting described before with the tour of the vineyards. The tour is at 5,30pm, so you can come for the tasting at 3,30pm in order to have it before the tour, or at 5,30pm in order to have first the tour.
Daniele, the owner and wine maker, will bring you to the vineyards on a hill near the villa and overlooking lake Garda; he will explain you the difference between organic and biodynamic; from the top of the hill (one of the highest of the area) he also will explain all the territory around lake Garda that you can see from there: the Bardolino wine area, the Valpolicella wine area and the Alps.
WHEN: from Tuesday  to Saturday, IN SEPTEMBER ONLY ON SATURDAY.
WHEN TO ARRIVE:  1) at 3,30pm if you want to have first the tasting and at 5,30pm the tour: end at 6pm;  2) at 5,30pm if you want first the tour and after the tasting at 6pm: end at 8pm.
DURATION: 2 hours and half (half an hour tour + 2hours tasting).
PRICE: 30eu per person / 15eu for child over 4years / 17eu not drinking adult.
RESERVATION: required.


TOTAL TASTING

FIX MENU TASTING+WINERY TOUR+VINEYARDS TOUR

Daniele Delaini, owner and wine maker at Villa Calicantus, will bring you in a three hours trip into the wine world. We will start in our 1840′s winery, with the history of the Delaini family and the explanation of how we make and age our wines in barrels; then we will go in the vineyards on a hill near the villa to understand how we farm in biodynamic and from the top we will enjoy the incredible territory that surrounds lake Garda: Daniele will explain you all the differences between Bardolino and Valpolicella wines, the grapes and soils, the different climates that influence the final wine. And then we will run the tasting of our wines and foods, when we will explain all the wines and the way in which we make them.
This Total Tasting is a 3hours full immersion in the wine making world: after this wine tasting the wine world won’t be anymore a secret!
WHEN: from Tuesday to Saturday, IN SEPTEMBER ONLY ON SATURDAY.
WHEN TO ARRIVE1) at 3pm if you want to have first the tasting and at 5pm the tour: end at 6pm;  2) at 5pm if you want first the tour and after the tasting at 6pm: end at 8pm.
DURATION: around 3hours (2 hours of tasting + 1 hour of tour).
PRICE: 35eu per person / 20eu for child over 4years / 22eu not drinking adult.
RESERVATION: required.



HOW TO BOOK A WINE TASTING?

  • Write to info@villacalicantus.it for booking in advance, giving us your dates so we can easily write you when we have places available for your tasting;
  • call 0039/340 36 66 740 or 0039/328 71 19 373 for a last minute booking.

WHEN TO ARRIVE FOR THE TOTAL TASTING

  • The guided tours start at 5pm with the tour of the winery, followed by the tour of the vineyards at 5,30pm.
  • You can come at 3pm in order to have the wine+food tasting before the tours, that start at 5pm and so you’ll finish the experience around 6pm.
  • Or you can come a little bit before 5pm in order to have first the tours and than the wine+food and you’ll finish around 8pm.

MENU’

  • 4  organic Bardolino wines of our production (1rosé + 3 reds);
  • our organic olive oil;
  • home made bread;
  • home made “magic mushrooms”;
  • local salami, cheeses from the mountains surrounding Verona;
  • home made cakes;
  • for those who don’t eat bread, we have rice “biscuit”.

WHEN ARE WE OPEN?

  • 18th of March – 1st of November;
  • on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 12,30am to 8pm;
  • on Saturday from 12am to 9pm;
  • CLOSED: on Sunday and Monday;
  • DUE TO HARVEST, IN SEPTEMBER WE RUN THE TOTAL TASTING AND THE FIX + VINEYARDS TASTING ONLY ON SATURDAY.

 HOW TO COME HERE?

  • by foot, we are on the top of a hill, so to walk here from the lake you have to be well trained;
  • by bike, 10min from Lazise, 30/40min from Bardolino: to come here the level of difficulty is not easy;
  • by bus, no busses in the afternoon;
  • by boat+taxi, stop by boat in Lazise or Bardolino and take a taxi here (taxi 12/18eu);
  • by taxi 15eu from Lazise, 15/20eu from Bardolino;
  • by car, easiest way, we are 2min from Lazise, 5min from Bardolino, 10min from Garda, 15min from Peschiera del Garda, 25min from Verona.

MUSIC

  • Jazz, opera, ’60s italian music, gipsy.

ADDRESS

  • via Concordia 13, Calmasino di Bardolino;
  • the village of Calmasino is 2km from Lazise and 6km from Bardolino;
  • you can park inside.


WHY VILLA CALICANTUS IS SPECIAL?

Villa Calicantus is a small organic and biodynamic winery, owned by the Delaini family since 1860.
Here the time stopped in the last century, for this reason our wines are speaking another language compared to others Bardolino wines. Here everything tells you a story made of respect for the vineyards, for the wine and for those who are drinking it.

Because this is a unique place, we don’t want to run the usual wine tasting you can have had in many other wineries. Our wine tasting is different, not only because we work in a totally different way in the vineyards and in the winery, but because it’s not only a tasting.
Coming to Villa Calicantus is like having a trip in the past, in a past when wines and vines were the center of everything: during this experience, we will explain you in details how we work in organic in the vineyards and in the winery, to let you understand the differences with standard wines.
Come to visit us to discover this unique place.


A UNIQUE PLACE WHERE WINE MEANS RESPECT, HISTORY AND PASSION

We open our 1840′s Italian style villa to welcome you for wine tastings and guided tours. We want to bring you in the wine world and tell you about the incredible territory that is Garda Lake wine area. During our wine tastings you’ll live an amazing experience and you’ll see with your own eyes what does it means to produce wine. Daniele and Chiara, the owners of Villa Calicantus, will explain you the wines, the wine making, the history of our winery.

You can have just a glass of wine with a snack and have a free walk in the vineyards; or you can have a complete wine+food tasting with all our wines and food; then if you want you can also attend the guided tour of the winery and the guided tour of the vineyards.

If you don’t want to attend the tours, after the tasting you can go by your self for a walk in the vineyards overlooking the lake, they are just 50meters from the villa: you’ll have a complete view of lake Garda, the Alps and all the hills of the Bardolino and Valpolicella area.

Our TOTAL WINE TASTING is not only a wine tasting, this is an unique experience in the wine world! We’ll bring you through each phases of the wine production, from the winery, to the vineyards in order to let you touch and live what does it means to produce wine. In the picturesque context of our 19th century villa, with jazz or opera music as background, you can taste our wines: Bardolino Chiaretto (rosé), Bardolino Superiore DOCG (red) and our riserva Avresir Docg (red). Each wine can be matched with different kind of local products: home made secret recipe of mushrooms, cheeses to taste with home made marmalades, salami, home made bread, our olive oil, all from local producers or homemade.

This wine tasting is like a long and copious meal, but with great wines. No reason to go to the restaurant after this…

At 5pm we run a guided tour of the winery first and then of the vineyards.

We start from our 1840′s winery where Daniele, Villa Calicantus’s owner, will explain you all the phases of wine production and where you’ll taste, if possible, one wine directly from the barrels.
After the winery
, Daniele will bring you to visit our vineyards just behind the villa, on the top of one of the highest hill of Garda Lake. During the walk Daniele will explain you our history, our organic approach and the different tasks to do in the vineyards. At the top of our hill you will enjoy the unique view of the Alps mountains, Garda Lake and Bardolino and Valpolicella area. Coming back to the villa you’ll pass through our olive grove where we have  some of the oldest olive threes of all Garda Lake.