The Bardolino Wine Route in the province of Verona runs along the east shore of Lake Garda from Peschiera and Sona in the south to Garda and Albaré in the north.
To get to know the this wonderful area near Lake Garda follow the signposted route which takes in 16 comune and 70 small agricultural producers, all of whom sell directly to visitors.
You can find a list of all the wine makers from the links below or by downloading the attachment.
It was set up in 1968 and covers 12 comune and over 50 farms and estates where you can break your journey and sample the local produce.
As well as wine, the other typical products from around the lake include freshwater fish, asparagus, 'tortellini di Valeggio', chestnuts and truffles from Baldo, as well as peaches and kiwi fruit.
The former are said to turn the countryside a fantastic pink color during the Spring.
Do keep in mind that the name Bardolino is probably of German origin. Legend states that Bardali was the daughter of King Axuleto and the grand-daughter of Manto, the founding father of Mantova.
The wine was also one of the few to survive the medieval period. It was kept alive by the monks from the Church of San Colombano.
SUGGESTED BARDOLINO WINE LINKS
www.ilbardolino.com - Consorzio Tutela Vino Bardolino DOC
We don't encourage anyone to drink and drive, so extend your stops with huge meals of the typical products of this corner of Veneto.
The wine is monitored by the Consorzio Tutela Vino Bardolino DOC who make sure standards are kept.
Like many of the best things in life, the wine should be sampled when young, fresh and lively and is ideal with pasta.
Bardolino Superiore is awarded to the wine made from the best grapes of a particular vine. It must be aged at least a year and is only released from the following 1st November.
Also look out for the Chiaretto, Chiaretto Spumanti (the first Spumante Brut of its type in Italy) and the Novello D.O.C., the first Novello to be awarded DOC status in Italy and traditionally decorked on the 6th November.
This zone is sometimes known as the 'Porta d'Italia' or 'Gate of Italy'.
Every passing population since time began has left its mark, from prehistoric hilltop villages to Austrian fortresses. Head to Rivoli, Peschiera, and Pastrengo; locations of long forgotten battles.
The small 16th century church of the property contains over 3300 relics brought here in 1770 by the Vescovo Marcantonio Lombardo.