Tasting of Amarone and Valpolicella wines at Zýmè in Verona
Excursions & day trips

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
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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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)

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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    • From Monday to Friday at 10.00am, 2.00pm and 4.00pm
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    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 activity begins.
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