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Manaresi

Via Bertoloni 14/16, 40069, Zola Predosa, Italy
+39 051 751491
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Hidden gem

Fabio and Donetella are perfect hosts. This is their personal property. They are proud of their... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
Marcia G
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Fantastic experience

We booked a wine tour here on our visit to Bologna to surprise my mum for her birthday. The winery... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
Ed G
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Manaresi wine estate lies on the top of Bella Vista hill, 12 km south west from Bologna, in the heart of Colli Bolognesi DOCG wine district. The 11 hectares vineyards go round the estate centre at 270 degrees, facing all the plain from Bologna to Modena. The view rises above up to the Alps on crystal clear days. The winery has been named after Paolo Manaresi (1908-1991), prominent painter and etcher in the last century. The estate is personally run by Donatella Agostoni- Manaresi (Paolo Manaresi's grandaughter) and Fabio Bottonelli, by respecting the land and seeking the right balance. The soil is mainly clay with a little of gravel, with historical vocation for wine growing since the middle-age. The winery is furnished with up to date enological machinery and devices able to respect grapes. It lies underground on the lower level of an old Bolognese rural complex, whose 100 years old part has not been changed. All hand picked in small crates, grapes are very softly worked, all separate day by day, with a special care for quality, through low impact enological processes. Open at all times for direct sale. For guided tours and tastings, please write or call in advance (in this case a small fee is charged).
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Via Bertoloni 14/16, 40069, Zola Predosa, Italy
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Fabio and Donetella are perfect hosts. This is their personal property. They are proud of their winery and it shows in the tour and their hospitality. Wines are delicious, we bought all flavors. Price is unbelievable! 20e each person for the tour, tasting and meat...More

Thank Marcia G
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

We booked a wine tour here on our visit to Bologna to surprise my mum for her birthday. The winery itself is up in the hills with great views of Bologna and the surrounding countryside, run by the family and named in honour of their...More

Thank Ed G
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

I visited Manaresi with 10 friends in early May. The whole experience was amazing. We were given a tour of the winery together with the vineyards. Our host Fabio gave us a brilliant explanation spanning the formation of the vineyard through to their aspirations for...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

We were driving from Prato to Milan and called Manaresi and the owner graciously offered us a quick visit. He gave us a tour and two tastings and the wine was delicious! His beautiful wife came to say hello and they showed us the bottle...More

Thank Michelle M
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

If you’re seeking a wine tasting in Bologna, go for Manaresi. It’s close to town with great views of Bologna. Best of all is the owner Fabio who will delight you with stories of the family winery with generous tastings of their excellent wines. Lovely...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We arranged to join a tour of the winery prior to travelling to Bologna, and Fabio was very helpful and quick to respond to facilitate the arrangement a tour that fit our schedule. On the tour, he first showed us the spectacular view from different...More

Thank kmbslc
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PignolettoCrew, Proprietario at Manaresi, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you very much, very kind of you. We really appreciated your review. We are a (relatively) small winery, but we try to be 'ambassadors' of the whole region from all point of views

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had booked a visit to this small vineyard only to find that the Pope was visiting Bologna and taxis were difficult to find. When we arrived we also found that we were the only visitors. We were given an excellent tour...More

Thank EamonnFire
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Sunset over the Bologna hills, wonderful wines, gracious hosts- what more could one want? A charming small vineyard worth a visit. Note if you are taking a taxi from Bologna, try to arrange one for the return trip. Thank you, Fabio, for the ride home!

Thank Phoebe M
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Reviewed 22 November 2015

Called for an appointment on the same day and got a very nice, personalized tour of the small winery which is in a very beautiful location. We tasted the wine and liked it a lot, specially the sparkling Pignoletto.

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Reviewed 29 June 2015

We had such a lovely time at the vineyard, tasting the wines. The hospitality shown to us was exceptionally. The history of the labels and the tasting sessions were the best. We would love to visit again and spend some time with the family. Well...More

Thank Julie F
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