Tasting of Amarone and Valpolicella wines at Zýmè in Verona
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Tasting of Amarone and Valpolicella wines at Zýmè in Verona

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Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , Spanish , German
Availability: Monday to Friday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Enjoy a wine experience in the heart of Valpolicella
  • Tour the Zýmè winery, one of the most interesting in the region
  • Taste a sampling of Amarone and Valpolicella wines
What to expect

Zýmè, born in 1999 after the recovery of the ancient sandstone cave of San Pietro of Coriano in the heart of the Valpolicella region, has a rich history that grew alongside the story of the founder and winemaker, Celestino Gaspari.

Gaspari, a native of the Valpolicella region, studied agriculture and worked for over 10 years with Giuseppe Quintarelli in his business, encountering and mastering the greatest classics of the region: Amarone, Valpolicella and Valpolicella Ripasso. His devotion to an untiring search has brought him to successfully start and grow a handful of wineries until he achieved his own perfect creation known as Zýmè, renowned today on an international scale.

Zýmè, meaning 'brewer's yeast' derives from ancient Greek and is fundamental to the world of winemaking. It is a symbolic element that invokes a vision of nature and fermentation, intended as a reference to continual transformation. When visitors enter into Zýmè, they are overcome by the full experience: the architecture, the history and the aroma, all leading to the moment of tasting when it is possible to take in the typical flavors of the winery.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Private tour of the winery
    • Tasting of at least 8 wines from the collection
    What's not included
    • Transportation (available upon request)
    Where

    Via Cà del Pipa 1, 37029 San Pietro in Cariano – Località Mattonara, Verona, Italy

    Meeting point:

    Az. Agr. Zýmè di Celestino Gaspari

    What to remember

      Prizes and awards:

      • Amarone Classico 2008 (96 punti – Platinum Medal da Decanter World Wine Awards 2016)
      • Amarone Classico Riserva 'La Mattonara' 2004 ('Grande Vino' Slow Wine 2017; 96 punti + Faccino Doctorwine 2017; 4 stelle + Corona Vinibuoni d’Italia 2017; 4 viti + certificato d’eccellenaza Ais – Vitae 2017)
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      When
      • From Monday to Friday at 10.00am, 2.00pm and 4.00pm
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      Provider
      Zyme
      Booking fee
      Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
      Cancellation policy
      Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.
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