Fidora Winery is located in the municipality of Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella which is 10 miles north of Verona. Verona is part of the Italian wine region Veneto, located about 80 miles northwest of Venice.
The Fidora family are now into their fourth generation of wine producers. In 1974 Guido Fidora decided to convert the family estate into one which embraces organic agriculture. In the 1970’s the concept of “organic” wine making was not well understood or practiced. There was little organic wine making expertise to draw upon so they have learnt through hard work, trial and error. Today the estate is one of the oldest examples of organic-vineyard cultivation in Italy and the oldest one in Veneto region.
How To Get To Fidora Winery
If you are staying in Venice it is a one hour drive. If you fancy staying a night near the winery after a few glasses of wine we recommend Bed & Breakfast Villa dei Pini. They offer a full-service spa and free breakfast. Other accommodation options for your visit include A Casa di Tom and B&B Boutique Osteria della pieve. If you are looking for other things to do in Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella then check out Pieve di San Giorgio di Valpolicella and Azienda Agricola Boscaini Carlo.
Types of Wine Made in The Fidora winery
The Veneto wine region is famous for making Prosecco which is an Italian sparkling white wine made from the grape variety Glera. Veneto also produces an abundance of Pinot Grigio. Valpolicella is a red grape variety which they also produce and often blended with lesser known grape varieties such as Corvina, Corvinone, Molinara and Rondinella. Valpolicella is a complex red wine and is usually a little bit more expensive than the other two.
Fidora produce all of the above using certified organic grapes which means no artificial herbicides and pesticides in the vineyard, allowing the freshness of the fruit to shine through. Fidora Pinot Grigio and Prosecco is produced from grapes in their Civranetta and Collagu Estates. Fidora Valpolicella reds are produced from grapes from Fumane and Montorio vines which are closer to Verona.
Recommended Wines From Fidora Winery
We recommend ordering a three bottle pack of the wines below so you can get a good overview of the style of wine produced in the Veneto wine region and the quality of Fidora’s organic wines. All the wines below are under the brand Domini Del Leone which are produced by Fidora Winery.
A rich and dry Pinot Grigio which expresses fresh and vibrant aromas of pear, apple and a hint of white flowers. Pair Fidora Pinot Grigio with delicate starters. Perfect for rice and pasta dishes, terrific with fish and other fresh seafood.
A certified organic Processo Brut made with 100% organic Glera grapes. It has lots of green apple, pear and crisp acidity which makes it the perfect partner for bunches and parties.
Valpolicella is a complex red wine which has aromas of cherry, chocolate and freshly cracked pepper. This is a DOC wine and we recommend you decant this wine for 30 minutes before drinking it. Pair Fidora’s Valpolicella with a nice steak with mixed peppercorn sauce.
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