Villa Calicantus
Villa Calicantus
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Cultural ToursWineries & VineyardsHistorical & Heritage ToursFactory ToursWine Tours & Tastings
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
About
Come to discover with us the amazing world of NATURAL WINE! Villa Calicantus is a small biodynamic winery, DEMETER certified. We are 5km from Bardolino, in the village of Calmasino, on the hills near Garda Lake. In our 1840's villa, we organize wine tastings and guided tours (only on reservation) that will bring you from the winery to the vineyards, passing by the tasting of our wines matched with different local and home made foods. Check on our website to see the different kind of wine tastings and guided tour we propose. We are open from Monday to Saturday between 12pm and 8pm.
Calmasino, Veneto, Italy

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Lars
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Very nice place, lovely food and wines!
Charming and good staff!
We bought 2 boxes of their lovely wines.
Written 23 July 2023
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Tracy H
Billericay, UK32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
I cannot recommend the’Total Tasting’ at Villa Calicantus highly enough. I have been 3 times with different friends and family over the past few years.

The tour of the vineyard with Daniel is fantastic and it is great to hear the family history of Villa Calicantus. Every time I have returned it has been amazing to see the changes and improvements made as the business grows.

Booking via email with Chiara was so easy and we were greeted warmly when we arrived. The rose and red wines we tasted were great as were the accompanying plates of food.

Safe to say that we will look forward to returning in the future. Many thanks to Daniel, Chiara and the team at Villa Calicantus.
Written 22 June 2023
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amanda
Halifax, UK36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
If you are looking to make special holiday memories, this is a must! What an incredibly special afternoon we had. We chose the great value taster menu, really enjoyed the wines, the cheese, ham & pickles were delicious. The service from Mateo was superb, loved the way he talked us through each course explaining the wine and the food. It was magical to wander up through the wines with our last glass, to enjoy the spectacular scenery over Bardolino. This is a rustic, family run vineyard, not commercial and just one of those days we will remember for a very long time. Heavenly
Written 18 June 2023
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JFarmer
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Booked a wine tasting with tasting menu for my girlfriend and I and had such a great evening. The wine and food was excellent, as was the service and treatment we received. If you're a cat/dog lover, there's also a couple friends to make!

The owners gave us restaraunt/wine recommendations in the nearby town of Lazise afterwards. There was also a nice short walk to take above the Villa and nearby village.

A real highlight of our holiday.
Written 25 October 2022
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BristolPog
Bristol77 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
All the other reviews are quite right about the lovely people, the rustic ambience, the warm welcome, the food. You should come here just to wander around the vines and admire the view. It is all very, very nice. There is a rather strange 'but' though - and it is the wine. You kind of assume it will be delicious - but of the five we tasted only one - the Riserva Bardolino Superiore 2018 was nice. The Chiar'otto Rose was OK. The others though were really - I hate to say this but I think somebody has to - rather vinegary.
I'm no wine snob, and I don't mind simple, rustic Italian wine at all - and I couldn't have had a better setting - but these wines really need attention. I suggest the owners urgently seek advice on how to improve them. So anyway - do come here, but don't do the full works - just eat, and drink the Riserva, and you will have a great time.
Written 16 September 2022
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Charlotte Marshall
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
This place was absolutely amazing, and made even more special as we got engaged there last week! We did the wine tasting with food pairing which was all beautiful. The owners and staff were amazing, accommodating and extremely knowledgeable. After the tasting we were able to walk through the vineyard at our own pace with a glass of wine and enjoy the views, it was absolutely breathtaking and made our engagement the most special day ever! Will always hold a very special place in our hearts so thank you again, and we can’t wait to receive the boxes of wine we ordered from you!
Written 13 September 2022
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Amy P
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Wow - this was an absolutely incredible experience whilst on our holiday in Lake Garda!
We did the wine and food pairing experience and every wine we had was delicious and the food was also as brilliant.

The location is simply beautiful and feels like the ‘real’ Italy!

The family that run this business are lovely and so welcoming, you can tell how much it is a passion for them which makes it all the more enjoyable for visitors.

I would highly recommend this to anyone!
Written 26 August 2022
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Havard Odegard
Kongsberg5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
We had a fantastic group tour of the winery & vinyards with the owner of the estate. He shared a lot of his knowledge and answered all the questions thrown at him. Learned many things about the art of winemaking and grapes! We also had a fantastic panoramic view from the vinyards. Then we tasted 5 different wines, 2 rose and 3 red which were Great biodynamic wines, ate three different dishes; vegetables from the garden with bread, cheese plate and a plate of two different ham, all locakly produced. All thisnwa 40 euro, very good value and a wonderful experience!
Written 22 June 2022
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Feargal
Romford, UK164 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
Excellent wine tasting and tour of the vineyard and winery. This family owned business is definitely worth a visit whilst in Lake Garda
Written 14 June 2022
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Séan
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Wonderful vibe, beautiful wine, amazing views.
The wine is organic, small-scale, made with care and they're clearly passionate about it.
Written 12 June 2022
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