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Top Choice Venetian in Valpolicella

Enoteca della Valpolicella

Gastronomes flock to the town of Fumane, just a few kilometres north of San Pietro in Cariano, where an ancient farmhouse has found renewed vigour as a rustically elegant restaurant. Put your trust in gracious owner…
Top Choice Osteria in Valpolicella

Osteria Numero Uno

The archetypal osteria with a wooden bar packed with overall-clad vintners and delicious aromas wafting out of the kitchen. Glasses of Valpolicella (around 120 types) range from just €2 to €5 for a good Amarone. Pai…
Top Choice Winery in Valpolicella

Massimago

Presiding over the cutting-edge of Valpolicella viticulture is the dynamic Camilla Chauvenet, who took over this winery when she was just 20 years old, and has since been turning out lighter, more modern versions of…
Winery in Valpolicella

Allegrini

The Allegrini family has been tending vines in Fumane, Sant’Ambrogio and San Pietro since the 16th century, and this has been one of the leading wineries of the Valpolicella region. Pride of place goes to the cru wi…
Historic Building in Valpolicella

Villa della Torre

The jewel in the Allegrini crown, this historic villa dates to the mid-16th century and was built by intellectual and humanist Giulio della Torre. Numerous starchitects contributed to its construction: the classical…
Winery in Valpolicella

Giuseppe Quintarelli

The late Giuseppe Quintarelli put the Valpolicella region on the world wine map, and his benchmark estate is now run by daughter Fiorenza and her family. Quintarelli's extraordinary, limited-production Amarone – mad…
Winery in Valpolicella

Zýmē

An award-winning winery with striking contemporary architecture by Moreno Zurlo, an ancient quarry turned cellar, and a reputation for bold, big-blend wines. The most famous of these is Zýmē's signature Harlequin, a…
Trattoria in Valpolicella

Trattoria Caprini

A little north of Negrar in the hamlet of Torbe, family-run Caprini serves heart-warming fare you wish your mamma could make. Many menu items are home made, including the delicious lasagnetta with hand-rolled pasta,…
Winery in Valpolicella

Villa Mosconi Bertani

This grand winery housed in a small chateau offers both wine tastings and tours of the building. There is a choice of four tasting sessions, most of them involving superior Valpolicello wines such as Lepia Soave DOC…
Trattoria in Valpolicella

Trattoria Dalla Rosa Alda

In San Giorgio, Trattoria Dalla Rosa Alda has been serving honest local fare since 1853, including house-made gnocchi and beef braised in Amarone. The wine cellar carved out of the rock features an excellent Verones…