Grape and wine festival Bardolino
An event with a long tradition that this year takes place from the 4th to the 8th of October 2018: the traditional Grape and Wine Festival in Bardolino. The annual grape harvest and the beginning of the vinification of the Bardolino wine, one of the most popular wines of the Lake Garda, are the right occasions to organize the most important and visited celebration in the town. Wine tastings and local dishes attract enthusiasts and professionals of the wine world, that during this celebration have the opportunity to take part in events, conferences and meetings about the wine. Furthermore, the exhibitions, the bands and the concerts add extra fun for everybody.
Bardolino wine, in all its typologies, is famous not only beyond Lake Garda but also beyond Italy. It is indeed a unique red wine produced from local grape varieties and 70% of its total production is exported. Out of the 16 towns which have been awarded the DOC quality assurance label, only six are allowed to call their wines Bardolino Classico DOC and thus refer to the deep-rooted tradition of wine production: Bardolino, Garda, Lazise, Affi, Costermano and Cavaion Veronese. Bardolino wine is largely produced from the Corvina Veronese grape variety. It has a light ruby red colour that tends to garnet red after maturation. Its fragrance is vinous, albeit delicate; due to its harmonious, fine and extra dry taste, this wine matches with many different dishes.