WINE TASTINGS
in Bardolino, Lake Garda

ORGANIC & BIODYNAMIC WINE, GUIDED TOURS WITH THE VINEYARD IN BARDOLINO, LAKE GARDA, VERONA

Tastings
start again 30 March 2021
THE WINE SHOP IS OPEN ON RESERVATION

Good wine + Homemade products + Selected local products + WineLunch + WineDinner
+ Good music + Walk in the vineyards + View of Lake Garda + Guided tour of the cellar + Wine Tasting

Villa Calicantus is also a farmhouse where you can enjoy a good glass of wine accompanied by local or homemade products.
We are located in the town of Calmasino, on the hills just above Bardolino, two kilometers from Lake Garda.
You can come and visit us for a simple aperitif or for a real wine tasting and a guided tour that represent a real journey into the world of natural wine.
Below you can find the various types of wine tasting that we organize.
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We offer 4 types of tasting:

Degustazioni di vino a Bardolino Lago di Garda Villa Calicantus
Wine tasting in Bardolino, Lake Garda

Simple
Tasting

Degustazioni di vino a Bardolino Lago di Garda Villa Calicantus
Wine tasting in Bardolino, Lake Garda

Fix menù
tasting

Degustazioni di vino a Bardolino Lago di Garda Villa Calicantus
Wine tasting in Bardolino, Lake Garda

Vineyards Tasting
+

Fix Menù

Degustazioni di vino a Bardolino Lago di Garda Villa Calicantus
Wine tasting in Bardolino, Lake Garda

Total Tasting

TOUR OF THE WINERY + TOUR OF THE VINEYARDS + FIX MENU TASTING

Book
your table

We always recommend booking
to reserve a table!

Season: March 30 – November 7;

Days and times:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 12:00 to 20:00;
Saturday from 12:00 to 21:00;
Sunday from 16:00 to 20:00.

CLOSED: Monday.

  • The guided tour begins at 5.00 pm with a tour of the cellar, followed by a visit to the vineyards.
  • You can come at 15.00 and first have the fixed menu tasting and at 17.00 the guided tours which will end at approximately 18.00.
  • Or you can choose to come at 5.00 pm and carry out the guided tours first and then the tasting menu which will end around 8.00 pm.
During or at the end of an aperitif or a tasting, you can stroll through our vineyards overlooking Lake Garda which are adjacent to the villa; on the top of the hill you can enjoy a panorama that ranges from the Sirmione peninsula to the San Vigilio point of the gulf of Garda: a perfect place to admire the splendid landscapes of Lake Garda.
A stone’s throw from Lake Garda, in a nineteenth-century courtyard frozen in time, Chiara and Daniele are waiting for you to make you live a moment of tranquility surrounded by greenery. If you want to enjoy a nice relaxed moment, with healthy organic Bardolino, selected local or homemade products and beautiful music, in a unique context like Villa Calicantus, this Ape-Tasting is for you.
You can drink only a glass of one of our wines or choose the complete 4-wine tasting + 4 pairings if you want to have lunch \ dinner: we offer only selected products from the Veronese territory of small realities (cold cuts and cheeses) accompanied by homemade bread, our sott ‘ oil, our oil and our jams. Our wine tastings are not simple tastings: they are a moment of approach to the world of wine to understand all its various nuances.
We will tell you how the different wines are made, the history of Bardolino wine and that of our cellar. If you are also interested in the guided tour, Daniele, owner and winemaker of Villa Calicantus, will accompany you first to the cellar and then to the vineyards to explain how we work organically / biodynamically at Villa Calicantus.

Villa Calicantus is a small reality and therefore we offer a few selected products. The products served during the tastings are only those indicated in the menu above. Those who do not eat meat or dairy products can ask to have the other products on the menu several times or to have a price reduced for the products not consumed by the tasting price. For gluten intolerant people, we replace our bread with organic corn or rice waffles. We kindly ask you to do this at the time of booking so that we can organize ourselves better.

Give a Tasting

You have to make a gift, but you don't want to be trivial?
Give a wonderful tasting at Villa Calicantus!

1

Simple Tasting
2- 26 depending on your choices.
  • WHEN:
    From Tuesday to Saturday
    from 12:00 to 20:00.
    Sunday
    from 16:00 to 20:00.
  • CLOSED ON MONDAY
  • DURATION:
    30 - 60 minutes
  • BOOKING: Recommended
Degustazioni di vino a Bardolino Lago di Garda Villa Calicantus
Wine tasting in Bardolino, Lake Garda
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.
  • 5 organic Bardolino wines of our production (2rosé + 3 reds);
  • our organic olive oil;
  • home made bread;
  • home made “magic vegetables”;
  • local salami, cheeses from the mountains surrounding Verona;
  • home made biscuits;
  • for those who don’t eat bread, we have corn “biscuits”;
  • home made limoncello.

During or at the end of an aperitif or a tasting, you can stroll through our vineyards overlooking Lake Garda which are adjacent to the villa; on the top of the hill you can enjoy a panorama that ranges from the Sirmione peninsula to the San Vigilio point of the gulf of Garda: a perfect place to admire the splendid landscapes of Lake Garda.

Villa Calicantus is a small reality and therefore we offer a few selected products. The products served during the tastings are only those indicated in the menu above. Those who do not eat meat or dairy products can ask to have the other products on the menu several times or to have a price reduced for the products not consumed by the tasting price. For gluten intolerant people, we replace our bread with organic corn or rice waffles. We kindly ask you to do this at the time of booking so that we can organize ourselves better.

2

Fix
Menù Tasting
26 PER PERSON
10€ FOR CHILDREN WHO EATS
OR NOT DRINKING ADULT.
  • WHEN:
    from Tuesday to Saturday
    from 12:00 to 20:00
    Sunday
    from 16:00 to 20:00.
  • CLOSED ON MONDAY
  • DURATION:
    120 minutes
  • BOOKING: Recommended
Degustazioni di vino a Bardolino Lago di Garda Villa Calicantus
Wine tasting in Bardolino, Lake Garda

This tasting is composed of 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.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.

  • Bardolino Chiaretto – CHIAR’OTTO 2019 (rosé) matched with our magic vegetables under oil and our home made bread;
  • Bardolino Classico SORACUNA 2019 (red) matched with local salami;
  • Bardolino Superiore LASSUPERIORA 2019 (red) matched with local cheeses;
  • Bardolino Superiore AVRESIR 2017 matched with our biscuits Sanvigilini;
  • for kids or for those who do not drink wine we propose our helder flower juice.

During or at the end of an aperitif or a tasting, you can stroll through our vineyards overlooking Lake Garda which are adjacent to the villa; on the top of the hill you can enjoy a panorama that ranges from the Sirmione peninsula to the San Vigilio point of the gulf of Garda: a perfect place to admire the splendid landscapes of Lake Garda.

To book this tasting, fill out the form below or write to: info@villacalicantus.it indicating if possible more dates: we will reply shortly giving you our availability.
For last minute bookings, call 340 36 66 740 or 328 71 19 373.

Villa Calicantus is a small reality and therefore we offer a few selected products. The products served during the tastings are only those indicated in the menu above. Those who do not eat meat or dairy products can ask to have the other products on the menu several times or to have a price reduced for the products not consumed by the tasting price. For gluten intolerant people, we replace our bread with organic corn or rice waffles. We kindly ask you to do this at the time of booking so that we can organize ourselves better.

3

Vineyards Tasting
+
Fix Menù
30 PER PERSON
15€ FOR CHILDREN
OR FOR NOT DRINKING ADULTS.
  • WHEN:
    From Tuesday to Saturday
    based on availability
    IN SEPTEMBER ON SATURDAY ONLY
  • CLOSED ON MONDAY
  • TIMETABLE - 2 SHIFTS
    3:30 pm Tasting + Guided tour
    or
    5:30 pm Guided tour + Tasting
    THE VISIT IS OFTEN IN ENGLISH
  • DURATION:
    150 minutes
  • RESERVATION: REQUIRED
Degustazioni di vino a Bardolino Lago di Garda Villa Calicantus
Wine tasting in Bardolino, Lake Garda
You can choose to combine the Fix Menù Tasting described before with the guided 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.
  • Bardolino Chiaretto – CHIAR’OTTO 2019 (rosé) matched with our magic vegetables under oil and our home made bread;
  • Bardolino Classico SORACUNA 2019 (red) matched with local salami;
  • Bardolino Superiore LASSUPERIORA 2019 (red) matched with local cheeses;
  • Bardolino Superiore AVRESIR 2017 matched with our biscuits Sanvigilini;
  • for kids or for those who do not drink wine we propose our helder flower juice.

To book this tasting, fill out the form below or write to: info@villacalicantus.it indicating if possible more dates: we will reply shortly giving you our availability.
For last minute bookings, call 340 36 66 740 or 328 71 19 373.

Villa Calicantus is a small reality and therefore we offer a few selected products. The products served during the tastings are only those indicated in the menu above. Those who do not eat meat or dairy products can ask to have the other products on the menu several times or to have a price reduced for the products not consumed by the tasting price. For gluten intolerant people, we replace our bread with organic corn or rice waffles. We kindly ask you to do this at the time of booking so that we can organize ourselves better.

4

TOTAL TASTING
Tour Of The Winery
+ Tour Of The Vineyards
+ Fix Menu Tasting
35 PER PERSON
20€ FOR CHILDREN
OR FOR NOT DRINKING ADULTS.
  • WHEN:
    From Tuesday to Saturday
    based on availability
    In SEPTEMBER only on Saturday
  • CLOSED ON MONDAY
  • TIMETABLE - 2 SHIFTS
    3:00 pm Tasting + Guided tour
    or
    5:00 pm Guided tour + Tasting
    THE VISIT IS OFTEN IN ENGLISH
  • DURATION:
    Around 3 hours
    (2 hours of tasting + 1 hour of tour).
  • RESERVATION: REQUIRED
Degustazioni di vino a Bardolino Lago di Garda Villa Calicantus
Wine tasting in Bardolino, Lake Garda
Daniele Delaini, owner and wine maker at Villa Calicantus, will bring you in a three hours trip into the natural 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 biodynamic wines in barrels; then we will go in the vineyards on a hill near the villa to understand the differencies between biodynamic and organic; 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. When we will run the tasting of our wines and foods, we will explain all the wines and the way in which we make them: the grapes, the vineyards they come from, the aging proces. 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!
  • Bardolino Chiaretto – CHIAR’OTTO 2019 (rosé) matched with our magic vegetables under oil and our home made bread;
  • Bardolino Classico SORACUNA 2019 (red) matched with local salami;
  • Bardolino Superiore LASSUPERIORA 2019 (red) matched with local cheeses;
  • Bardolino Superiore AVRESIR 2017 matched with our biscuits Sanvigilini;
  • for kids or for those who do not drink wine we propose our helder flower juice.

To book this tasting, fill out the form below or write to: info@villacalicantus.it indicating if possible more dates: we will reply shortly giving you our availability.
For last minute bookings, call 340 36 66 740 or 328 71 19 373.

Villa Calicantus is a small reality and therefore we offer a few selected products. The products served during the tastings are only those indicated in the menu above. Those who do not eat meat or dairy products can ask to have the other products on the menu several times or to have a price reduced for the products not consumed by the tasting price. For gluten intolerant people, we replace our bread with organic corn or rice waffles. We kindly ask you to do this at the time of booking so that we can organize ourselves better.

RESERVATIONS

& INFORMATION

For advance bookings fill in below,
indicating more dates available to you.
For last minute bookings call
(+39) 340 36 66 740
or (+39) 328 71 19 373.

Degustazioni di vino a Bardolino Lago di Garda Villa Calicantus
Wine tasting in Bardolino, Lake Garda

Season: March 30 – November 7;

Days and times:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 12:00 to 20:00;
Saturday from 12:00 to 21:00;
Sunday from 16:00 to 20:00.

CLOSED: Monday.

  • The guided tour begins at 5.00 pm with a tour of the cellar, followed by a visit to the vineyards.
  • You can come at 15.00 and first have the fixed menu tasting and at 17.00 the guided tours which will end at approximately 18.00.
  • Or you can choose to come at 5.00 pm and carry out the guided tours first and then the tasting menu which will end around 8.00 pm.
During or at the end of an aperitif or a tasting, you can stroll through our vineyards overlooking Lake Garda which are adjacent to the villa; on the top of the hill you can enjoy a panorama that ranges from the Sirmione peninsula to the San Vigilio point of the gulf of Garda: a perfect place to admire the splendid landscapes of Lake Garda.
A stone’s throw from Lake Garda, in a nineteenth-century courtyard frozen in time, Chiara and Daniele are waiting for you to make you live a moment of tranquility surrounded by greenery. If you want to enjoy a nice relaxed moment, with healthy organic Bardolino, selected local or homemade products and beautiful music, in a unique context like Villa Calicantus, this Ape-Tasting is for you.
You can drink only a glass of one of our wines or choose the complete 4-wine tasting + 4 pairings if you want to have lunch \ dinner: we offer only selected products from the Veronese territory of small realities (cold cuts and cheeses) accompanied by homemade bread, our sott ‘ oil, our oil and our jams. Our wine tastings are not simple tastings: they are a moment of approach to the world of wine to understand all its various nuances.
We will tell you how the different wines are made, the history of Bardolino wine and that of our cellar. If you are also interested in the guided tour, Daniele, owner and winemaker of Villa Calicantus, will accompany you first to the cellar and then to the vineyards to explain how we work organically / biodynamically at Villa Calicantus.

Villa Calicantus is a small reality and therefore we offer a few selected products. The products served during the tastings are only those indicated in the menu above. Those who do not eat meat or dairy products can ask to have the other products on the menu several times or to have a price reduced for the products not consumed by the tasting price. For gluten intolerant people, we replace our bread with organic corn or rice waffles. We kindly ask you to do this at the time of booking so that we can organize ourselves better.

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SOME REVIEWS

kbeard4
kbeard4
Amazing wine tour and tasting!
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We attended the special tour/tasting on a Saturday night in September during their harvest. The winemaker led the group on a tour of the whole winery, including into the vines where there is a beautiful view of the lake. We then did a tasting outside on the patio. Each wine is paired with food. Come hungry because you get ALOT of great food. One of the highlights of our trip to Italy. Highly recommend a visit to this winery to support a small winery, learn about Bardolino wines and get a great meal.
 ModEddie
ModEddie
Great wines and food
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We came for a wine tasting in September on a Saturday evening. The setting is beautiful and the owners are both very warm and friendly. The wines and food were delicious and the tour of the vineyard gave some great views across the countryside and over Lake Garda. We finished off by walking back down into Bardolino which took about an hour and had some great views over the Lake on the way down.
Surrey Couple
Surrey Couple
Villa Calicantus is a must visit!
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We visited Villa Calicantus during our trip to Bardolino and it really was a highlight of our stay. My husband and I came across the vineyard as a place to visit after seeing TripAdvisor reviews and we were so pleased we did! We opted for the total tasting tour which was an incredible experience learning about how they produce biodynamic wine and trying 4 of their delicious wines. Each wine was paired with either homemade or local food which really complimented the wine. The wine tastings and vineyard tour was also really reasonable and would recommend that it is definitely worth going for the total tasting. Daniele the owner is also so passionate about wine making which made it a truly memorable experience. Thank you, Villa Calicantus! Honestly, it’s a must visit during your Bardolino stay!
Michaela
Michaela
Just as good 4 years on!
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We absolutely loved this place when we visited back in 2015, so we thought we'd come back, and bring some friends. Always a risk doing that but we were not disappointed! The wine has gone from strength to strength and is even better now than before. Daniele and Chiara are really knowledgable and welcoming, and just put on a great afternoon with great wine and gorgeous local foods to try. They were also really helpful with organising transport back into the town. Highly recommended.
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