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Zeni Winery and Wine Museum

Via Costabella 9, 37011, Bardolino, Italy
+39 045 622 8331
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Very good but could be easily improved

Good museum and excellent free wine samples. Could be easily improved with even some basic tasting... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
O1593GUrichardc
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Great place not only to buy good wine but also great vinegar balsamico (regular, 10 years old or... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Piotr H
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Lodz, Poland
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The Zeni winery is located on the first hill beside the city center of Bardolino. From 1870 the Zeni Families have been dedicated in to the growing of the local vines and in to the production of the veronese classical wines. This wines are: Bardolino, Custoza, Lugana, Soave and Valpolicella, where inside the classical area the family has one more winery. From 1991 inside the winery in Bardolino is located the Wine Museum, a collection and proof of the local and ancient veronese wine tradition. The Wine Museum and adjacent Vinoteca are free entry for all individual visitors. For groups of 10 or more people the reservation is required. For both individual visitors and groups we required the reservation also for the visit of the entire winery.
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Hours Today: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Via Costabella 9, 37011, Bardolino, Italy
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Good museum and excellent free wine samples. Could be easily improved with even some basic tasting notes for the wine samples provided (nothing given except the name). The more complex wines could be tasted for a small cost (€2-€8 a glass). Worth trying one or...More

Thank O1593GUrichardc
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Great place not only to buy good wine but also great vinegar balsamico (regular, 10 years old or even 14). Very tasty. I recommend vinegar pearls as well. Very swett and sour.

Thank Piotr H
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Love zeni, they are friendly and have good wine. The tasting room is great and free but we wanted a little more. So we went and did the semi private tasting under ground. It was relaxing and had a great view. You have to try...More

Thank ABISAC
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Well worth a visit - although we got lost on way from Bardolino and had to get a taxi to eventually find it.....we had a brief museum tour and a short film before arriving in the part shop/part tasting area of around 10 wines, free...More

1  Thank Misskia10
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Bit of a walk up here from the town but it was well worth the effort. Really interesting museum and the free tasting of almost 10 wines was brilliant. A great place

Thank Carys2805
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We decided to go take a look at the wine museum. After walking through its history and a quick few samples of the wine, we opted to go for a wine tasting. What a delight ! We were hosted by a very polite and helpful...More

Thank Nick1722
Reviewed 17 September 2017

A little gem just above the town of Bardolino but don't expect to learn a lot about wine making if there are a large number of visitors. We travelled to Bardolino by bus from Garda and walked up the hill from the bus station. The...More

Thank Sara B
Elena Z, Proprietario at Zeni Winery and Wine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Dear Sara, yes sometimes happen that in the tasting area near the wine museum we have many people, more interesting in buying instead of tasting. For that reason from this April, every afternoon and all day in the we, we open our underground barrique cellar...More

Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We wandered here on a grey morning unsure how else to.spnd the time. Zeni winery was a great find. Interesting small museum and great opportunity to taste 12+ wines which really helped.us with our wine choices elsewhere. Highly recommended for a little trip whilst in...More

Thank happytotravel82
Elena Z, Proprietario at Zeni Winery and Wine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Dear Happytravel82, i thank you for your nice words and i hope we can welcoming you again soon. Many greetings, Elena Zeni

Reviewed 15 September 2017

So we brought back the remaining two bottles of the case we had bought as proof of purchase. They told us they couldn't replace the the other bottles because we should have brought the offending libation back for analysis. Yeah buddy, I'm gonna drive 4...More

Thank Jason W
Elena Z, Proprietario at Zeni Winery and Wine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Dear Jason, i am so sorry to write to you only now and i want to apologise for the inconvenience. I had a talk with the girls that work at the tasting room and i believe it has happen a bad misunderstanding. We fortunately don't...More

Reviewed 1 September 2017

The highlight of our visit was undoubtedly the free wine tasting - the chance to sample no less than 14 of the vineyard's wines (2 rose, 6 red, 6 white I think) - which was great. Museum small but interesting. A nice place for an...More

1  Thank NMDixon
Elena Z, Proprietario at Zeni Winery and Wine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Dear NMDixon, we are very happy to read that you have had a good time at our winery, such a great pleasure! many many greetings, Elena

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michellefisher2002
7 June 2017|
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Response from Gazzetta | Reviewed this property |
There are fairly regular buses to Bardolino from Peschiera. See attached timetable info. Check out times on the ATV Verona website. When you reach Bardolino it is a good 20-30 minute (uphill mostly) walk to the Museum... More
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jan59Essex
20 April 2017|
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Response from Johnnyp1389 | Reviewed this property |
The wine tour is walk-in and they are not open on Sundays. It's not very big but has a few cool things to see. It will take about 20-30 mins to see everything. There is also a winery just down the street from them as well... More
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L87SW
11 July 2016|
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Response from Elena Z | Property representative |
Dear Sirs, During the summer a public local bus to reach to cellar is avaible. For the updated timetable please contact the information tourist board IAT BARDOLINO +39 0457210078. It's possible also to come just walking... More
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