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Zeni Winery and Wine Museum

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Address: Via Costabella 9, 37011, Bardolino, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 045 622 8331
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09:00 - 12:30
14:30 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 12:30
14:30 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Zeni winery is located on the first hill beside the city center of...

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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Well worth an hour or so

This winery has a very well displayed museum of wine making and can provide excellent guides. There are galleries with many artefacts to view and good written information. A... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2017
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Kibworth Beauchamp, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

This place was okay, the museum was kind of cool but small. Also, they had a window where you could watch them bottle wine but nothing happened. We just watched 2 guys walk back and forth. Maybe we got there too early. The lady at the counter was nice and gave us plenty of free samples, but I feel like... More 

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Thank Johnnyp1389
Elena Z, Manager at Zeni Winery and Wine Museum, responded to this review

Dear Johnny, Thanks for your interest in our cellar. We are really glad about your visit of our wine museum. As you have wrote, there's also a sort of window to our bottling-line, a very important part of our technical area. In this way also w/o a guided tour our guests can come closer not only to our traditions but... More 

Kibworth Beauchamp, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

This winery has a very well displayed museum of wine making and can provide excellent guides. There are galleries with many artefacts to view and good written information. A wine tasting in the large basement wine cellar is worth the extra price incurred and there is the opportunity to purchase wine at the end of your tour.

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Thank Kirkstead
Elena Z, Manager at Zeni Winery and Wine Museum, responded to this review

Dear Kikstead, Thanks for you interest in our Cellar. We are glad that you have enjoyed the wine museum exposition and the tastings as well. We really hope to welcome you again also during the summer, in order to enjoy our hospitality news. More info about it of course you can find on our website. BR Fausto, Elena and Federica... More 

Southern England
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

The museum is a small but interesting, you can then tast a range of the wines the vineyard produces and then stagger home!

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Thank JessicaAnnabel
Elena Z, Manager at Zeni Winery and Wine Museum, responded to this review

Dear Jessica, Thanks for your visit. We are glad that you have enjoyed our museum and our wines. Our company dedicates itself to hospitality for more than 20 years, where thoughts and actions evolve with the aim of improving an innovative and customized style. For this reason in our Enoteca all our products can be purchased and our trained staff... More 

York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

A short tour of the wine museum, a quick look through a glass wall at the working bottling line, followed by a tutored tasting accompanied by an excellent selection of bread, cold meats and cheeses in a magnificent cellar. As you might expect you exit through the shop where you can purchase a wide variety of the company's produce.

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Elena Z, Manager at Zeni Winery and Wine Museum, responded to this review

Dear Sirs, Thanks for your review. Waiting to welcome you soon in our Cellar. BR Zeni Family - Fausto, Elena and Federica More 

san antonio,texas
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

this wine museum and winery ,was recommended to me by my wee daughter,and fiance ,and while in the region touring decided to give it a visit . was told it was up a steep hill ,which i decided to walk on a particularly warm afternoon,but the effort was worth it ,once you walk through the front door , the cool... More 

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Elena Z, Manager at Zeni Winery and Wine Museum, responded to this review

Dear Sirs, Thanks for your positive and detailled review. We are very glad that you have enjoyed the guided visit and wine tasting. Hoping to welcome you again in our Cellar, BR Zeni Family - Fausto, Elena and Federica More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

We benefited from an organised tour of this clean and efficient winery. It began with a guided walk around the small and interesting museum, and an outdoor viewing of some of the vineyards. It ended with a fascinating, tutored tasting of three wines, accompanied by light snacks with local breads and cheeses. Afterwards we could buy wine and gifts from... More 

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Elena Z, Manager at Zeni Winery and Wine Museum, responded to this review

Dear David, Thanks for your positive review. We really hope to welcome you soon again in our Cellar. BR Zeni Family - Fausto, Elena and Federica More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

I enjoyed visiting the Zeni Winery and Wine Museum. The people were very nice and you can see the machine that bottles the wine. You have a free tasting of 8-10 different wines! It's not a big place but it's very very nice.

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Elena Z, Manager at Zeni Winery and Wine Museum, responded to this review

Dear Offy, Thanks a lot for your positive review, also in relationship to our staff. Hoping to welcome you again in our Cellar, BR Zeni Family - Fausto, Elena and Federica More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Terrific display of winery artifacts and a great video for English viewers. Wine tasting is free for over a dozen wines with unlimited tastings. Small fees charged to taste premium selection. Great rainy day activity. Not my style of wine preference but still found the visit worthwhile

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Elena Z, Manager at Zeni Winery and Wine Museum, responded to this review

Dear Sirs, Thanks a lot for your visit and your positive review. We really hope to welcome you again in our cellar, maybe during a sunny day in order to better appreciate the entire wine experience. BR Zeni Family - Fausto, Elena and Federica More 

Fife, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Enjoyed this - the museum is small and doesn't take long to wander around - fairly interesting to see. Wine tasting at the end is the main attraction. There are several red and white free wines to taste - and it's help your self! (bottles dispense around a 20ml measure of each). There are additional more expensive wines that you... More 

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Elena Z, Manager at Zeni Winery and Wine Museum, responded to this review

Dear Sirs, Thanks a lot for your positive review, very detailed and helpful also for other visitors. Waiting to welcome you again in our Cellar, KR Zeni Family - Fausto, Elena and Federica More 

Tallinn, Estonia
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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Even if you are well educated in wine and Italian wine making tradition, the Zeni winery museum is still a place to visit if you are anywhere near lake Garda. Being a mass producer, Zeni have had the resources to collect and restore an amazing amount of equipment, all superbly exhibited both outside and within the tasting/sales building. We did... More 

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Elena Z, Manager at Zeni Winery and Wine Museum, responded to this review

Dear Sirs, Thank you for your positive review. We are very glad about it. Hoping to welcome you soon in our Cellar, maybe also to enjoy a guided tour, BR Zeni Family - Fausto, Elena and Federica Zeni More 

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