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6 Wine Tasting in Valpolicella Classica: the cradle of Amarone

4.8 (68)
Negrar di Valpolicella, IT

6 Wine Tasting in Valpolicella Classica: the cradle of Amarone

4.8 (68)
Negrar di Valpolicella, IT
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Indulge in the rich flavors of Valpolicella with a wine tasting experience in the cradle of Amarone. Immerse yourself in the traditions and pride of Agricola Franchini, where every aspect of wine production is done manually and with utmost care. Explore the winery, including its unique icehouse, which now serves as an aging room for the best Amarone vintages. Continue to the barrique cellar, where the wines refine for years, before finally enjoying a tasting of their exquisite selections. From Valpolicella Classico to Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva, each sip will transport you to the heart of Italian winemaking. This two-hour tour promises to be a delight for wine enthusiasts as they experience the flavors, aromas, and stories behind each bottle. Soak in the beauty of the vineyards and savor the finest wines Valpolicella has to offer.

About this experience

  • 2 hours
  • Suitable for 1-10 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Self Guided Experience
  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Visit a winery with a unique icehouse ageing room
  • Explore the barrique cellar where wines refine
  • Bottled water
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Breadsticks
  • Guided Tour
  • Snacks

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

More about this experience


Experience the beauty and taste of the Valpolicella Classica region with a captivating wine tasting tour. This tour takes you through vineyards that have been cultivated for over 30 years using traditional methods, ensuring the highest quality wines. Agricola Franchini, a small family-owned farm, takes pride in their exceptional winemaking processes, which include manual operations from pruning to natural fertilization. Immerse yourself in the rich tradition and natural beauty of Valpolicella Classica as you explore this renowned winery.

What to expect?

During this tour, you will have the opportunity to explore the winery, including its unique icehouse where the finest Amarone vintages age to perfection. Marvel at the private collection of owner Giuliano Franchini, a true connoisseur of wine. Continue your journey into the barrique cellar, where the wines refine over the years, reaching their full potential. Finally, indulge in an exquisite wine tasting experience featuring a selection of their finest wines, including Valpolicella Classico "Casa Forlago," Valpolicella Ripasso "Mirabelle," and the luxurious Amarone della Valpolicella Classico "Forlago Passione."

Who is this for?

This wine tasting tour is for wine enthusiasts and those seeking an extraordinary culinary experience. Whether you are a connoisseur or a novice wine lover, this tour provides a delightful opportunity to deepen your understanding and appreciation for Valpolicella Classica wines. The experience is perfect for individuals, couples, and small groups, offering a chance to savor the region's exquisite wines in a tranquil setting.

Why book this?

Discover the allure of Valpolicella Classica's vineyards and the passion behind the winemaking process. The unique selling point of this tour lies in its commitment to traditional methods and manual operations, resulting in exceptional wines that encapsulate the essence of the region. Agricola Franchini's dedication to their craft is evident in every bottle, ensuring a memorable and authentic experience for wine enthusiasts. Immerse yourself in the world of Valpolicella Classica and take home a deeper appreciation for the art of winemaking.

Good to know

Please note that the total duration of this tour is approximately 120 minutes, providing ample time to explore the winery and indulge in the wine tasting experience. The meeting point for the tour is easily accessible from Verona, and transfers can be arranged for your convenience. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Valpolicella Classica region and enjoy the rustic charm of the vineyards as you sample the range of wines on offer.


Customers who have experienced this wine tasting tour rave about the exceptional quality of the wines and the immersive journey into the winemaking process. They praise the warm hospitality of the Agricola Franchini team, who provide insightful information and create a relaxed atmosphere. Visitors appreciate the opportunity to taste a variety of wines, including the prestigious Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva "Costa d'Angelo" and the luscious Recioto della Valpolicella Classico "Monte Marognin." Overall, guests leave with a newfound appreciation for Valpolicella Classica wines and a desire to return for more.



4.8 (68)


Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable. The customer service and attention to detail was absolutely wonderful. I would go back a hundred times. And the wine is ssssssooooo good!


Great time, great wines, and learned a lot about wine and the region. Guide was knowledgeable and personable


The winetasting was really nice and the host really could answer us all the questions. Because I already did some winetasting i was a little disappointed that we couldn’t see how they prepare the wine


FRANCHINI was absolutely perfect. Fantastic amarone and a true winery. We were looking for the “story” behind the heart of the wine and they certainly delivered. One of the highlights of our 2 weeks in Italy. We will be purchasing our wine from Franchini for years to come. Thank you!

Rachel H

We were very excited to do this trip after reading everyone’s reviews and we researched it a great deal. We got a taxi to the beautiful spot in the mountains where the views were spectacular. We had a warm welcome from a lady initially. But sadly she was not the one doing our tour. It was just the two of us, the tour lasted half an hour. We found the guide abrasive and she struggled a bit with her English. It felt very much like she didn’t want to be there. We also booked the cheese and ham platters which arrived after the second glass of wine. Having done other wine tasting we found it odd to be using just one glass to taste 6 different wines. She didn’t show us anything to buy. We felt rushed to finish as she took the liberty to order a taxi for us before we had even finished our last tasting of wine. There was no option to stay for another glass, buy anything or browse. Considering we spent over €100 on the experience, plus over €85 on taxis from Verona and back, we feel very disappointed with this experience which we didn’t feel was value for money or particularly enjoyable.


Very friendly staff, old and charming wineyard with a fantastic view over the landscape. Would really recommend this place!


A wonderful venue, fabulous wines and a very knowledgeable wine expert to guide us through the tasting. Extremely enjoyable


Great tour. Good late afternoon start time. Small Vinyard in hills with great view. The amarone for the tasting was nicely aged rather than just a new bottle.


Brilliant experience…. Introduced us to a new world of special wines. Great presentation and tour and down to earth but delicious wine and food. Really helpful in getting us a taxi. Can’t recommend highly enough

Kate B

Such an excellent tour and wine tasting, was welcomed the minute we arrived with a lovely glass of wine, and the views were amazing. I highly recommend this tour.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-02-22 21:56
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