Bardolino is a very pleasant red wine that finds its home on the eastern shore of Lake Garda and was born as a sibling of Valpolicella, since the main grape varieties used to produce it are Corvina Veronese, Rondinella and Molinara.
The area of production of the grapes used to make 'Bardolino Superiore' controlled and guaranteed designation of origin wines includes all or part of the territories of the municipalities of Bardolino, Garda, Lazise, Affi, Costermano, Cavaion, Torri del Benaco, Caprino, Rivoli Veronese, Pastrengo, Bussolengo, Sona, Sommacampagna, Castelnuovo, Peschiera and Valeggio.
In the area where Bardolino wine is produced, vines have been cultivated since the Bronze Age, as testified by some seeds found in the pile dwellings of Peschiera, Lazise, Cisano and Pacengo.
It is a light ruby red wine, sometimes cherry red, tending to garnet with ageing or pink in the Chiaretto type; vinous, characteristic and delicate aroma; dry, savoury and harmonious flavour with a slightly bitter finish.
Bardolino goes well with soups such as 'scaligera', tagliatelle or risotto with mushrooms, liver or peas. It is excellent with glazed veal with a side dish of mushrooms or with white meat dishes.
An easy-drinking wine, it is considered par excellence the wine for "the whole meal".
With the decree of 1 August 2001, the 'Bardolino Superiore' wine was awarded the Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin). This is an important recognition for one of Verona's best-known and most appreciated wines, absolutely the first red wine from the Veneto region to reach this important milestone, thus rewarding the production originality of the Garda area and its hinterland.