Bardolino Grape and Wine Festival - Lake Garda

If you needed an excuse to visit Lake Garda this autumn, the 89th Bardolino Grape and Wine festival– five days of wine tasting, food stalls and fireworks – kicks off on the 4th of October at 6pm.

The Grape and Wine Festival of Bardolino, the annual stage created to pay homage to the wine symbol of a territory whose signatures are the Bardolino Classic, the Superior and the Chiaretto.

The heart of the event will be the Carrara Bottagisio Park, where the local cellars will offer wine tasting in a long avenue dedicated to the most famous red glass of Lake Garda.

But the Grape Festival is not just wine: dozens of food stalls will be ready to delight you comfortably seated in the hundreds of places available on the shores of Lake Garda.

The Festa dell'Uva opens its doors in the morning at 11am and closes at 1am.

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Where to stay

The gorgeous 5-star Villa Cordevigo wine resort is tucked away between the Valpolicella and Bardolino vineyards with acres of private parkland and views across the rolling hills. Wine tasting and cooking classes are available and the hotel has a Michelin-starred restaurant and a spa.