ORGANIC WINE TASTINGS & GUIDED TOURS IN BARDOLINO, LAKE GARDA, VERONA

NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, JANUARY, FEBRUARY we do not run tastings. The wine shop is open only on demand by phone +393403666740

HERE YOU CAN HAVE ALL THE INFORMATIONS ABOUT OUR WINE TASTINGS. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATIONS BEFORE TO CONTACT US BY MAIL.

You can choose between:

  • SIMPLE TASTING: our organic wines + homemade products you choose in our menù, price between 5eu and 25eu per person, it depends on what you choose from the menù;
  • FIX MENU TASTING: 4 organic wines matched with 4 homemade or local foods, price 26eu per person;
  • TOTAL TASTING, Fix Menu Tasting + Guided Tour of the 1840′s winery + Guided Tour of the vineyards overlooking the lake, price 35eu per person.

MENU’

  • 4  organic wines of our production (2rosé + 2 reds), home made products, local salami, cheeses from the mountains surrounding Verona, home made bread, home made cakes;
  • after the tasting, if you don’t want to attend our tours, you can go by yourself for a walk in the vineyards overlooking lake Garda.

PRICES

  • SIMPLE TASTING: 3eu – 26eu per person, it depends on what you choose from the menù;
  • FIX MENU’ TASTING (4wines + 4foods): 26eu per person;
  • TOTAL TASTING (Fix menu tasting+ 2 tours): 35eu per person.

DURATION

  • 3hours for the Total tasting;
  • 2 hours for the Fix Menù Tasting;

WHEN ARE WE OPEN?

  • IN OCTOBER: Tuesday, Wensday, Thursday, Friday, SATURDAY from 12Am to 6pm.
  • between April and August;
  • on Tuesday, Wensday, Thursday, Friday from 3pm to 8pm;
  • on Saturday from 12am to 9pm;
  • CLOSED: on Sunday and Monday;
  • DUE TO HARVEST, IN SEPTEMBER WE RUN THE TOTAL TASTING ONLY ON SATURDAY.

RESERVATION

  • reservation is asked for the Total Tasting;
  • not asked for Simple Tasting and Fix Menù Tasting, but it’s recommended to be secure to have a place;
  • how to book? write to info@villacalicantus.it for booking in advance or call 0039/340 36 66 740 for a last minute booking;

WHEN TO ARRIVE FOR THE TOTAL TASTING, WINE+FOOD+TOURS

  • You can come at 3pm in order to have the wine+food 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.

 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, on the way 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;
  • by taxi 12/15eu 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;
  • 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 DOC (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.