Family-run wine estates, panoramic views, top-notch productions, rich tasting lunch, picturesque village

Duration: Full day
Departures from: Bologna , Modena
Experience performed in: Province of Bologna

AVAILABLE: Monday to Saturday

 WHERE: Province of Bologna (up to 50 km)

 FROM: Bologna

DURATION:  6 hours + transfer times

TYPE OF TOUR: Private, slow-pace, gourmet, top-notch wine estates, educational

TOUR TIME: 10:00 am at the first wine estate (about 40 km from Bologna)

 MEETING: Directly at the first wine maker’s (if self-drive); Your Bologna hotel / Bologna train station (if car& driver selected)

Wishing a handful of hours far from the crowds, sipping some of the best wines of Emilia in the hills between Bologna and Imola? Here’s a top treat for you!


  10.00 am: Meet the guide directly at the first producer’s, a young and industrious family-run wine estate at about 45 min from Bologna, and learn about their peculiar product range, including Chardonnay, Pignoletto and Albana, the first Italian white wine to win the official DOCG recognition in 1987 (Top denomination of Origin). 

  11:30 am: Head-on to the second wine estate.

  12:00 pm: At this incredibly competitive family-run company, long established in the area and known for combining a traditional and innovative method at the same time, you will get stunned at how noticeable the level of the Bologna hills wines can be: 3 individual and distinctive interpretations of Sangiovese di Romagna, revealed through a guided tour of the winery, will be paired to top quality, locally-produced gourmet foods such as mortadella, salame, caciotta (soft cheese) and/or pecorino, thus making an unforgettable tasting lunch!

  02:30 pm: Head on to visit Dozza, a charming medieval village where art becomes urban landscape through the decoration of house walls, streets and squares: a real open-air museum with more than 100 works by several prestigious contemporary artists. Visiting the Fortress of Dozza (on own), you will have the opportunity to have a last wine tasting in the ancient cellars that host Enoteca Regionale dell’Emilia Romagna (at your charge).   

04:00 pm: End of activities and back to your hotel / head on to your next destination


  • Guided visits and tastings at two wineries in the hills around Bologna and Imola
  • Full tasting lunch at one of two wineries
  • Visit to the Medieval village of Dozza (on own, optional)


  • Everything not mentioned in the inclusions


Cancellation policy:

  • No fee up to 8 days before the starting day;
  • From 7 days to 3 days before the tour starting date: 50% penalty;
  • 48 hours' notice: 70% penalty;
  • 24 hours' notice: 100% penalty


Please note: 

  • Program: the described program may undergo minor changes in the timings and in the selection among the wine makers according to availability

  • Pick-ups: If you choose the car+driver option the price is calculated considering a pick-up from Bologna or immediate surroundings (max 15 Km). Pick-ups from other locations can be purchased with a surcharge to be agreed upon by email request.

  • Our drivers are NOT driver-guides, since this kind of professional profile is forbidden by the Italian law.

  • Guide: the tour does not include a private guide: each visit is run directly by the producer.

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