Zenato Winery

The Zenato winery possesses a strong link to the richness of its local history and culture, and continues to develop this connection today. The estate is based in a territory that surrounds Lake Garda, with an extraordinary microclimate that allows for an optimal growing season. Cherishing a 'frank and simple' approach to life, Zenato is committed to producing affordable wine of exceptional quality. With a passion for the land and a dedication to vigorous research, innovation and quality improvement, Sergio Zenato strived to eclipse past results. He crafted wines that are known for their quality and consistency.

Founded in 1960 by Sergio and Carla Zenato, the Zenato winery was originally based on the production of quality wines from an indigenous varietal, Trebbiano di Lugana. Over time, the winery has been passed to Sergio and Carla's children, who have maintained and expanded upon this vision. Their daughter Nadia currently handles the marketing and promotional activity for the company, while their son Alberto oversees all aspects of production, from the growing of the vines to the completion of the bottling process. Zenato has also explored another important area of Italian wine production -- Valpolicella. It is here that they have dedicated endless efforts to the improvement and success of Amarone production, a wine of noble attributes and prestige. Zenato has entered into international markets and received the highest accolades from the wine industry's leading experts, praise that reflects the way in which the company operates on a daily basis. Today, Zenato continues to look to the future and invest in development projects based in the areas of Valpolicella and Lugana.

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Zenato Valpolicella Superiore 2016
Although the Superiore designation requires that the grapes that go into this wine are harvested at a slightly higher sugar level than standard Valpolicella—thus producing a wine of potential higher alcohol—this Valpolicella is a soft, supple example of this classic wine. Made predominately from
Item Number: 31002
Case: $155.40

Zenato Lugana di San Benedetto 2017
89  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 89Bright and refreshing, this opens with delicate scents of field flower, yellow stone fruit and a whiff of crushed mint. The tangy palate delivers tangerine, lemon and yellow peach alongside a hint of white almond.
Item Number: 30963
Case: $155.40

Zenato Alanera IGT 2014
88  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 88 Brilliant ruby in color, Alanera delights the senses with a variety of aromas and flavors that include fresh and dried cherries and prunes, sweet spice, and hints of coffee and tobacco. On the palate, Alanera is full-bodied with elegant and velvety tannins. Vibrant acidity brings
Item Number: 30162
Case: $179.40

Zenato Pinot Grigio IGT 2017
The Zenato Pinot Grigio has become a staple as an entry-level, everyday Pinto Grigio. Made from 100% Pinot Grigio grapes that are crushed and fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine is delicate with scents of classic citrus and floral notes in a balanced elegant style.
Item Number: 29825
Case: $119.40

Zenato Cormi Rosso IGT 2012
The name comes from blending the two varietal names, Corvina—the signature red varietal of the Valpolicella region—and Merlot. In Veronese dialect, ”Cormi” means ”my heart,” a name that also reflects the Zenato family’s dedication to the Valpolicella region. It is a passion that is readily evident
Item Number: 28934
Case: $215.40
Allow 2-4 days shipping/pickup

Zenato Ripasso Ripassa Superiore 2014
An elegant Valpolicella, with fine tannins and fresh acidity layered with flavors of ripe black cherry, incense and orange zest. A rich hint of loamy earth lingers on the lasting finish.
Item Number: 28795

Zenato Lugana di San Benedetto 2016
The color is clear gold with sparkling highlights. Nose: the bouquet has elegant hints of flowers, citron and exotic fruit. Palate: a good depth and balance, with persistent aromatic sensations.  Food pairing suitable for numerous matches, with soups, pasta with white sauces, medium ripe cheeses,
Item Number: 26303

Zenato Amarone Classico DOC 2013
92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92"Deep ruby-red. Strong note of herbs, quinine and roasted red fruit on the nose. Then fresher and cleaner with lovely floral flavors of red cherry and spicy herbs. Finishes long with youthfully chewy tannins."
Item Number: 26082

Zenato Pinot Grigio IGT 1.5L
"Made from 100% Pinot Grigio harvested between August and September. The grapes are crushed and fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks for 15-20 days. After fermentation, the wine is refined in tanks for four months before it is bottled and released on the market. Pale yellow in
Item Number: 12861
Case: $89.94
Pickup / Local Delivery Only

Zenato Valpolicella Superiore 2015
This classic wine from the Valpolicella area is made from Corvina, Rondinella and Sangiovese grapes. The shades of almond and violet are outstanding, with a structure that enables this wine to age for several years

Zenato Pinot Grigio IGT 2016
Lemon-green in color, aromas of Key limes and white peaches complement undertones of green apples and grains of paradise. On the palate, it is smooth and refreshing with a long, pleasant finish. A great choice for any occasion, but it is ideal with hors d'oeuvres, vegetable soups, fresh garden

Zenato Valpolicella Superiore 2014
Ruby red in color, this Valpolicella Superiore offers fleshy aromas of wild berries, black currants, black cherries, and spices, with hints of chocolate. On the palate, the wine is dry and robust with velvety texture. Pair this wine with antipasti, arrabbiata sauces, seared sashimi tuna, or

Zenato Cormi Rosso IGT 2010
88  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 88A subtle red, well-knit and fresh, with fine-grained tannins and hints of plump cherry, dried thyme, graphite and spice. Drink now through 2018.

Zenato Ripasso Ripassa Superiore 2013
Zenato gives the name “Ripassa” to this wine, which shares many of the characteristics of our Amarone. As soon as the fermentation is completed of the dried grapes for the Amarone, selected lots of Valpolicella are then “re-passed” on the Amarone pomace, thus initiating a second fermentation which

Zenato Amarone Classico DOC 2012
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91"This creamy Amarone shows lovely balance, with delicate spice and orange zest accents enlivening the flavors of black cherry puree, dried lavender, date and mineral. Well-knit tannins provide a supple frame."

Zenato Pinot Grigio IGT 2015
Lemon-green in color, aromas of Key limes and white peaches complement undertones of green apples and grains of paradise. On the palate, it is smooth and refreshing with a long, pleasant finish.

Zenato Lugana di San Benedetto 2015
89  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 89"Aromas of banana, apricot, honeysuckle and tropical fruit lead the nose. The round, medium-bodied palate offers creamy white peach, green apple, tangerine and a hint of honeydew melon. Fresh acidity brightens the rich flavors."

Zenato Alanera IGT 2013
“Brilliant ruby in color, Alanera delights the senses with a variety of aromas and flavors that include fresh and dried cherries and prunes, sweet spice, and hints of coffee and tobacco. On the palate, Alanera is full-bodied with elegant and velvety tannins. Vibrant acidity brings balance and

Zenato Amarone Classico DOC 2011
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93A pure note of lingonberry preserves heralds this finely knit, mouthwatering red. The ripe fruit is meshed with supple tannins and flavors of dried marjoram, dark chocolate shavings, rich, woodsy minerality and creamy melted licorice. Offers a lasting, harmonious finish.

Zenato Ripassa Superiore 2012
Deep ruby-red in color, this wine shows intense aromas of blackberries and black currents underscored by aromas of spice pepper, and a hunt of leather. On the palate, it is smooth and viscous with well-balanced acidity and alcohol. Pair this wine with risotto, Lyonnaise sauces, beef negimaki, and

Zenato Amarone Classico DOC 2010
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93  " The 2010 Amarone delle Valpolicella Classico impresses for its harmony, staying power and elegance. Wines made from air-dried grapes like Amarone can sometimes feel overdone and overtly jammy. But this wine, made from a balanced vintage, allows the quality of fruit to rise above

Zenato Pinot Grigio IGT 2014
Straw yellow with greenish highlights. With its zesty fruitiness, this is definitely a win to drink now. Light, refreshing and soft with a smooth, dry finish. Enjoy with hors d'ouvres, soups and fish

Zenato Ripassa Superiore 2011
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"A velvety red, offering fine tannins and a pleasing palate of plump cherry, dried fig, espresso crème and baking spices. Juicy and well-balanced. Drink now through 2021. "

Zenato Alanera IGT 2012
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 " The 2012 Alanera is a new edition to the Zenato portfolio and pays tribute to the family patron who developed the estate's vineyards. the label depicts three swallows that are symbols of the three main hills that dominate this corner of Valpolicella. This IGT blend is composed of

Zenato Cormi Rosso IGT 2009
88  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 88"This blend of Corvina and Merlot has a smoky nose with plum, tobacco and oak aromas. The palate shows dense black fruit, chocolate and oak. Pair it with for savory pastas and barbecued red meat."