The 70th Wine Fair of Polpenazze del Garda
From Polpenazze and Moniga to Desenzano, all crazy for wine. Reds and whites, clarets and bubbles: on Lake Garda the wine is once again the protagonist and is preparing to propose, over the course of a month, three major national events: the Polpenazze del Garda Fair (May 31st to June 3rd) , “L’Italia in rosa” in Moniga (10-11-12 June) and then “Castello in bianco” in Desenzano (16 April). Three unmissable events in succession, for a month forbidden to abstainers.
There is no spring without the Polpenazze Wine Fair , the most awaited event on Lake Garda for 70 years. From May 31 to June 3 one of the oldest food and wine events in Lombardy is back, which over the years has succeeded in combining the popular spirit of the times that were with the modern needs of promoting the territory and its products.
To better appreciate the fair and safeguard the driving license, Lago Vacanze offers a series of houses and apartments for rent on Lake Garda available to visitors at favorable prices. The holiday homes are now the new trend of the moment, the preferred choice by Italians and foreigners to live the holiday in complete freedom.
Returning to the main appointment, there are 4 days of festivities, 24 wineries present and over 100 labels from Polpenazze, Calvagese, Desenzano, Lonato, Manerba, Muscoline , Pozzolengo, Puegnago, guided tastings (in music) at the Corte degli Assaggi, Dispensa del Gusto which returns to the fray with the inevitable Garda spit, and typical dishes, the Borgo Bio dedicated to organic farming, and then the corner extra virgin olive oil rigorously Garda Dop and all the outline of a magnificent historical center dressed up for the holiday. The commissioner Luca Benedetti, recently appointed vice president of the Fair Committee, is convinced he can beat the record of 2016, more than 40 thousand visitors in four days, 30 thousand only on Friday and Saturday.
Some anticipation: from Friday 31 May to 3 June, free admission and the purchase of each glass visitors will receive a special gadget of the Fair. And to celebrate the 70th anniversary, an official t-shirt from the 2019 edition will also be on sale. There will be, as always, the wine competition of the Ministry of Agriculture (on stage since 2006) for the best Valtenesi and the best Chiaretto, in addition to the prizes (set up by Bcc del Garda) for the best Rosso and the best Rosso Superiore.