Verona Wines: Types, Pairings & Tips from Locals

Verona Wines: Types, Pairings & Tips from Locals

The perfect wine list, all the wines from Verona you would like to choose when you are sitting on the restaurant chair or at local bar. Organized by types: white, red, sparkling, rosè too. Pairing included. 

We cover everything from the Verona winemaking and drinking scene such as best wine bars, tastings (we organize), wineries and wine shops to visit. 

Valpolicella - Mid-body Red

If you live in Verona, you will know at least 2 wineries producing it. Valpolicella is the 'umbrella' term for a red wine denomination in which 5 different DOC/G wines can be produced from the same vineyard. Robust product.

Light, fruity red often showcasing flavors of cherry and sometimes herbal. This taste is due its winemaking method in ceramic or steel. 

Parings: lighter meats like poultry, and pasta dishes with tomato-based sauces. 


Sparkling, White & Red Verona Wine tastings with a live guide, near Juliet's Balcony

Check Verona Wine Tasting Times 

Amarone - Red - Dry Grapes Method


Taste what happens when Corvina's Valpolicella's grapes stay fermented from September till January in a cool dry place. Then left in wood for aging, the more the merrier. You get one of the top 10 wines in Italy, competing with the Tuscan ones.

Pairings: Red meat, duck, wild boar and game.


Ripasso - Red - from 1952

Just mix Amarone grapes leftover and valpolicella classic grapes percentages. You get a mild strong taste. Totally a genious idea to flavor a little bit more the Valpolicella, lower the little acidic taste left.

Pairings: roast meats, stews, and mature cheeses. Its complexity can hold up to richer flavors.


Soave - White

Stop talking red wines. A good aperitivo or fish dinner can starts with a Soave, a fruity and acidic white wine. There was some vulcanic activity in the past there and this have strongly influenced the taste.

Pairings: Red meat, duck, wild boar and game.

Lugana - White

Lugana is a white wine produced in the Lombardy and Veneto regions of Italy, predominantly from the Turbiana grape. The wine often exhibits floral and citrus notes, with an underlying minerality due to the limestone-rich soil where the grapes are grown. It pairs exceptionally well with

Pairings: seafood, white meats, and creamy pasta dishes


Durello - Sparkling

For the end, let's get sparkling with this local wine born near Soave. Remember Spumante, Durello and Champagne, characterized by an acidic taste.

If you are in Verona, it could be a local alternative to Prosecco, that comes from the Venice inland sourrounding area. 

Pairings: Excellent as an aperitif, or with light appetizers like oysters, calamari, or a seafood platter. The high acidity makes it a good palate cleanser.


Bardolino - Red

Bardolino is a red wine hailing from the Veneto region, made primarily from the Corvina grape, often blended with Rondinella and Molinara. This wine is known for its light body and fresh, fruity flavors of cherry and red berry.

Pairings: suitable choice for dishes like pasta, pizza, and grilled meats


Bardolino Chiaretto - Rosè

Bardolino Chiaretto is the rosé version of Bardolino, also originating from Veneto. This wine has a delicate pink hue and features flavors of red fruit, citrus, and sometimes a touch of almond. It is generally .

Pairings: enjoyed as an aperitif or paired with light salads, grilled vegetables, or seafood


A Complete Verona Wine List

For those that need to order fast the dishes

Local Red Wines in Verona:

  1. Valpolicella
  2. Valpolicella Classico
  3. Valpolicella Classico Superiore
  4. Valpolicella Ripasso
  5. Valpolicella Amarone
  6. Bardolino


Local White Wines in Verona:

  1. Soave
  2. Custoza
  3. Lugana


Local Sparkling White Wines in Verona:

  1. Durello
  2. Garganega Spumantizzata


Local Rosè Wines in Verona:

  1. Bardolino Chiaretto


What wine is famous in Verona?

Valpolicella is the most famous red wine range. In terms of whites, Verona is famous for Soave, Custoza and Lugana


Is Rosso Verona sweet?

Rosso Verona IGT is lightly sweet, fruity red often showcasing flavors of cherry. It oftens contains the grapes used in Valpolicella but with different percentages of other additional local grape varieties.
Back to blog
1 of 3