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Valpolicella Wine Tour:
Tommasi

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Tommasi is one of the most famous Veronese winery not only in Italy, but also abroad. Even if it is one of the most important producer of Valpolicella wines and Amarone, the winery, that was founded in 1902, is still run by the 4th generation of the Tommasi family.
Tommasi estate is located in San Pietro in Cariano, one of the five small villages of Valpoliella Classica wine producing region, more precisely in the area of Pedemonte.
From the first vineyard, Tommasi winery constantly expanded its production and now owns almost 100 hectars of vineyards located in some of the most suitable areas for the production of Valpolicella Classico grapes.
In the past few years, Tommasi extended the production to other quality D.O.C. wines of Verona: Bardolino, Custoza, Soave, Lugana.
Today Tommasi is one of the most important winery in Verona, whose wines are highly appreciated all over world.

Tommasi Winery Tours

Tommasi winery is open to Valpolicella wine enthusiasts for tours and wine tastings in its estate and cellar. Visiting Tommasi winery is a unique chance to deepen the knowledge and appreciation of Valpolicella Classica wines and the wine making techniques behind the production of the famous Amarone.

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The typical tour begins with a pleasent stroll in the historical vineyard. Visitors will understand the difference between the traditional pergola and guyot training systems, and between the different local grape varieties used in the blend of alla Valpolicella wines and Amarone.
Next step will be the fruttaio, the loft above the winery where, after harvest, grapes for Amarone, Recioto, and double fermentation wines are dryed for 4 months.
The wine tour in Tommasi winery then continues to the underground cellar, where visitors will have the chance to see the big slavonian oak barrels used for the maturation of Amarone. At Tommasi they still use the traditional method and didn't introduced the French barrique for the ageing of the Amarone. In the cellar there is also world biggest oak cask: Magnifica, registered in Guinness World Record.
At the end of the tour there will be a tasting of Tommasi most representative wines held in the historical cellar. Guests will have the chance to choose between two different wine tastings.
Standard tasting: “Ripasso” Valpolicella Classico Superiore Doc, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Doc, “Fiorato” Recioto della Valpolicella Classico Doc. Together with the tasting there will also be a light snack of grissini (bread sticks).
Superior tasting: “Il Sestante” Lugana Doc or “Crearo della Conca d’oro”, “Ripasso” Valpolicella Classico Superiore Doc, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Doc, special selection of Amarone or “Fiorato” Recioto della Valpolicella Classico Doc. In this case wines will be served together with a snack of grissini and Monte Veronese cheese. The above tastings are only a suggestion and there is always the possibility to customize the wine choice.
Full tours and tastings must be booked with few days advance.
On the other side, Tommasi wine shop is always open during week days for informal tastings.

Veronissima will be happy to include Tommasi winery in an half day or full day wine tour in Valpolicella wine producing region.
Do not hesitate to contact us for further information, or to book your private wine tour in Valpolicella:

info@veronissima.com