The Consorzio Tutela Vini Valpolicella will take centre stage in the 20th edition of the Merano WineFestival at the Kurhaus di Merano from 9th to 11th November .

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The Merano WineFestival showcases only the very best Italian and international winemaking and is an important event in the wine industry calendar. Within the event, the Consorzio Valpolicella has partnered with the ViniBuoni d’Italia wine guide published by Touring, to organise a series of guide wine tastings of the Valpolicella wines matched with local delicacies from the province of Verona. Avid wine consumers and trade representatives will have the chance to deepen their knowledge of the four Valpolicella appellations, the area in which they are made and the local food products that enhance the characteristics of the wine. During each of the three days, the Lounge Consorzio Vini Valpolicella will host three tasting sessions.

On Saturday 9th November the subzones and the types of wines that are produced in the region will be explored via the history and culture of the Valpolicella. The guided tastings (at 10.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm) will include Valpolicella Superiore, Valpolicella Ripasso and Amarone paired with soppressa from Caprini, various levels of maturity of Grana provided by the Consorzio Grana Padano, bread with natural yeast provided by Pan di Verona association and PDO Veneto Valpolicella olive oil by Bonamini.

On Sunday 10th November the focus will be on the characteristics of Amarone and Recioto della Valpolicella produced in the four valleys that fall under the consortium. During the three workshops (10.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm) wines will be paired with puff pastry and short crust pastry traditional biscuits made by Pasticceria Perbellini as well as the products mentioned above.

On Monday 11th November the workshops (also scheduled for 10am, 1pm and 3.30pm) will stress the link between style and the area of production. In the Valpolicella producers may create four DOC wines from grapes grown in the same vineyard, expressed in a unique way by each winery. Participants will be guided through a tasting of Valpolicella Superiore, Valpolicella and Amarone to discover how style and location are expressed in the wines.

Experts from the ViniBuoni d’Italia wine guide, Gianpaolo Giacobbo, Alessandro Scorsone and Paolo Ianna will guide the seminars alongside director of the consortium Olga Businello and the national editor of the Vini Buoni d’Italia wine guide, Mario Busso.

The 36 wines that will be presented in the workshops have been selected from the following member wineries:

  • Aldegheri
  • Albino Armani
  • Arduini Luciano
  • Benedetti Corte Antica
  • Bennati
  • Cav. G.B. Bertani
  • Bolla
  • Boscaini Carlo
  • Bottega
  • Cà la Bionda
  • Cantina di Soave
  • Cantina Valpolicella Negrar
  • Gerardo Cesari
  • Corteforte
  • Falezze
  • Fattori
  • Domenico Fraccaroli
  • Marco Mosconi
  • Massimago
  • Montresor Giacomo
  • Novaia
  • Nicolis
  • Recchia
  • Rubinelli Vajol
  • Santa Sofia
  • Scriani
  • Speri
  • Tenuta Sant'Antonio
  • Tenuta Vignega
  • Tinazzi
  • Venturini
  • Vigneti Villabella
  • Villa Monteleone
  • Villa Rinaldi
  • Zanoni Pietro
  • Zonin

Workshops are limited to 30 places. To reserve, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. tel. 045-7703194