Garda Veneto Wines
From Bardolino to Lugana: the taste and smell of Garda Veneto in a glass
In the wine sector, the province of Verona is Italy’s top for quantity and value of designation of origin products, those granted the DOP trademark. A lot of credit goes to the Garda Veneto wines you can taste in our wineries or at the producers’.
These wines are Bardolino, Chiaretto, Lugana, Custoza, Garda and Valdadige Terradeiforti, loved throughout the world, as are the wines from the Valpolicella, beyond the Adige: Amarone, Recioto, Ripasso, and the same Valpolicella.
Bardolino, with its staple ruby red colour is Garda Veneto’s most famous of. It is promoted and sponsored by the Consorzio Tutela Vino Bardolino DOC, and you can learn about its production stages at the Museo del Vino di Bardolino. It has its own dedicated Strada, or route, as have other wines: an 80 km route to learn about its production area, from the lake to the hills inland.
Bardolino goes well with any food, from first courses to fish, while Chiaretto, the rosé version of Bardolino made with the same grapes, is perfect as an aperitif, with starters (even fish) or pizza.
Lugana comes from the hills of southern Garda, between Lombardy and Veneto. But it is the Veronese producers of Peschiera del Garda who bottle it and handle 60% of its production, and it is here that the Consorzio Tutela Lugana DOC is.
Custoza is fresh, aromatic and goes well with many dishes. It is named after the town in the area of Sommacampagna, its production area together with Valeggio sul Mincio, Villafranca di Verona, Bussolengo and Sona.
Our wines are at the centre of many of our fairs and festivals, like the Palio del Chiaretto or the Festa dell’Uva e del vino Bardolino, both in the areas with the same name. These are all occasions to eat, drink and be merry, and know more about our land.