The Best Wines to Try During Your Verona and Lake Garda Holiday

While on holiday in Italy, the country is renowned for its rich wine heritage and diverse range of wines. These wines from the Verona province showcase the diverse terroir and grape varieties of the region, making it a fascinating destination for wine enthusiasts to explore. During Italian journey, no matter if you are staying at Leonardo Hotel Verona or at Leonardo Hotel Lago di Garda – Wellness and Spa – a wine tour is something to try out while there!

Take notes for your next stay, here are some notable wines from the Verona province!


  • Valpolicella: This famous wine region produces a variety of red wines, including the light and fruity Valpolicella Classico and the more concentrated Valpolicella Superiore.
  • Recioto della Valpolicella: This sweet wine is made using the appassimento method, similar to Amarone, but with a higher residual sugar content. It’s a luscious dessert wine.
  • Amarone della Valpolicella: This iconic red wine is made from dried Corvina, Rondinella, and Molinara grapes, resulting in a rich, full-bodied wine with intense flavours and aromas.
  • Corvina: Often used as a blending grape, Corvina can also be found as a varietal wine, offering fruity and aromatic characteristics.
  • Raboso: An indigenous red grape variety, Raboso produces wines with vibrant acidity and tannins. It’s often used in blends or as a single-varietal wine.
  • Bardolino: Producing red wines, Bardolino is a lighter alternative to the robust Amarone. Bardolino wines are typically bright and fruity, often enjoyed young.
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  • Lugana: This white wine is produced on the shores of Lake Garda and is primarily made from the Turbiana grape (also known as Trebbiano di Lugana). It offers floral aromas and a balanced palate.
  • Soave: Known for its white wines, Soave offers refreshing and crisp options made primarily from the Garganega grape. Look for Soave Classico or Soave Superiore for higher quality expressions.
  • Custoza: A white wine blend from the Verona province, Custoza wines can vary in style but often showcase fresh fruit flavours and a crisp character.
  • Durello: This lesser-known sparkling wine is produced using the Durella grape. It offers a unique and refreshing alternative to more traditional sparkling wines.


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