Taste and discover the new wines, oils, grappa and liqueurs, all absolutely high quality products with characteristic flavors, booking a tasting at the Azienda Agricola & Cantina Franzosi.
The tastings in the cellar have the purpose of enhancing the wine and food excellences of a land, cultivated with pride, effort and dedication over the years, preserving its uniqueness since 1938, the year of foundation of our cellar, by grandfather Giovanni (for further information: “Red 80th: scent of history”).
“Wine and food tourism means discovering the territory in its deepest roots and enjoying its fruits, recovering direct contact with the land, walking through the vineyards, surrounded by the colors and the characteristic scents of each season, relaxing and having fun with friends”.
According to Paola Franzosi, Giovanni’s nephew, founder of the winery, “discovering the territory leads to intimacy with the land and its fruits, knowing how our wines and oils are made and then tasting them, letting oneself be transported in a sensory experience”.
“Our history is bond to our territory, (Valtènesi, land of vineyards and olive trees and hills sloping down towards the lake Garda, the cradle of our Cellar), and its fruits, cultivated with love and passion, followed by seasons that alternate without interruption from work, giving wines and olive oils known in Italy and abroad” … continues Paola.
Cantina Franzosi will let you discover a unique and original tasting experience, enjoying the new and important white and red wines, illustrated in their qualities, characteristics and peculiarities.
Not only wine but also the delicate and fruity extra virgin olive oils: Casaliva, Leccino, Fiore and the Classics, up to the elegant grappa and liqueurs (https://cantinefranzosi.it/en/products/).
As well as the well-kept Cellar, also the attached wine shop is a meeting point for discovering exclusive, delicious products.
The Franzosi Winery offers two different types of tastings: free or guided tour for groups.
The first, visitors and wine lovers can free tasting wines and olive oil, they do not have the obligation to book, simply download the invitation from the website (download here), presenting it to Cellar during opening hours: Monday to Saturday 9:00-12:00 / 14:00-18:00 and Sunday 9:00-12:00.
The guided tours and tastings for small group (10 pax) and for large groups a reservation is necessary, choosing various tasting proposals > https://cantinefranzosi.it/en/contacts/visit-and-tasting/.
During the tour, visitors will be guided in a pleasant introduction of the company’s history and cognitive process, from the vineyard to bottling, with explanation of all phases. The winery tour includes a visit to the wine-making and refining areas, with an explanation of the production process.
The tour ends with the tasting of our wines and extra virgin olive oils, combined with tastings of local products.
After visiting the Cellar, you can take the opportunity to discover cultural and interesting sites of Lake Garda such as Villa Romana in Desenzano, Torre di San Martino della Battaglia, Isola del Garda, every year, evening tours followed by musical entertainment are held on the Island from May to October. Renowned artists and musicians perform their pieces in an enchanting setting, surrounded by cypress trees and breath-taking views, Musa Museum in Salò, Vittoriale degli Italiani in Gardone Riviera, Valle delle Cartiere in Toscolano Maderno and Grotte di Catullo in Sirmione.
On the shores of the eastern coast of Lake Garda there are also the largest and most equipped amusement parks: Gardaland, Gardaland Sea Life Aquarium, Caneva World, Movie Land and Cavour Water Park.
For nature lovers, to complete the tour, you can also choose the beautiful botanical gardens of the Sigurtà Park and the Parco Natura Viva.