dilena, both are lovely areas but I would say Valpolicella wins hands down.
Much better wines for a start.
Have a look at allegrini an excellent producers of fine wines including a top Amarone.
The can also arrange visits for you.
Thank you Amarone.
Why not stay in the Valpolicella area in The Byblos Arts Hotel or Villa Giona . Both excellent places to spend a relaxing quiet weekend and enjoy good food and wine.
Arts is more modern. Villa Giona more traditional and also much more tranquil.
We have stayed in both and probably prefer Villa G for it's more personal approach.
I have looked at this website www.allegrini.it and it seems that they will only accommodate large groups and not singles or couples.
Am I reading that incorrectly?
What I would like to do is spend at least half of a day in July at a winery, tasting some wines and eating lunch or dinner. Is allegrini the place for this, or should I try somewhere else.
I will not have a car.
How do you think to reach the winery without a car ???
By bus i think will be quite hard... overall for the evening return, city busses run until midnight and more, but province busses tun only until 8 or 9 p.m. and not so frequently.
As i told, Fri-Sat-Sun try Mazzi Vineyards for a taste and a dinner in their nice large and comfortable main room at the winery.
Thanks Dave. Allegrini emailed me back and told me that they only take minimum - groups of 4, so I will try Mazzis wine farm. Will let you know what happens.
Tell Mazzi that Davide gave you his name... and book a dinner or a sunday lunch there... the place is nice, the wine is quite good...
When in Verona try to call me and i'll try to bring you around for the vineyards if i have time (saturday or in the afternoon during hte week).
Phone number ... you know where... available ;)
Giusy & Davide
You can taste Allegrini's fine wines at Villa Giona----a stunning villa in the Valpolicella area.
They will do tastings for only 2 people and also a tour of the vineyards.
They supply Allegrini with their grapes.
Well worth a look one of the regions most amazing villas.
Mazzi do not do tours or lunch on a Sunday and only dinner on a Saturday which does not suit me unfortunately as I am going to the opera on Saturday night.
Oneofthegang - how far is Villa Giona from Verona?