Tenuta San Leonardo, by Marchesi Guerrieri Gonzaga

Tenuta San Leonardo Wine Spectator Top 100 Trentino-South Tyrol Lake Garda wine tour

137 Tenuta San Leonardo

Private wine tour in a unique location: a 1500 years old village

Wine Spectator Top 100 ORGANIC wines between Alpes & Lake Garda

Wine pairing lunch with South Tyrol ancient recipes

Tenuta San Leonardo: Marchesi Guerrieri Gonzaga noble family welcomes you in this ORGANIC winery between Alpes & Garda Lake.

A unique location: a small village 1500 years old which includes a church, monastery, cellars, museum and villa, all in a micro-valley nestled between the Alps and Lake Garda.

Here you’ll be received by a family of warriors (“Guerrieri”) turned winemakers, you’ll visit the chapel of the year 1000 and hear the story of these vineyards and wines that today are listed the Top 100 of Wine Spectator magazine.

The wine pairing lunch, designed to enhance our 6 top wines, ranges from the South Tyrolean tradition to the trendy dishes of the Marchesa Violante, who serves them in her palace in Rome to VIPs from all over the world.

Take a seat in this little-known jewel, enjoy old vintages taken from the family cellar and let yourself be treated like ancient (and contemporary…) Kings and Queens (HRH Queen Máxima of the Netherlands & HRH Princess Bolkiah of Brunei were guests of Violante Guerrieri Gonzaga in Rome).

Trentino Alto Adige

LOCATION:
TENUTA SAN LEONARDO – Loc. San Leonardo, 1 – Avio (Trento)

STYLE OF EXPERIENCE:
RARE WINES – ORGANIC – Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Merlot – Sauvignon Blanc

DURATION:
Duration on-site (hours. ±1): 5

From warriors to vignerons

  • 589 – Theodolinda & Autari, Queen & King of Italy and the Longobards, marry on the fields sorrounding the estate
  • 1000 – The church of San Leonardo is built
  • 1200 – The Crouched Friars paint the church
  • 1890 – Marriage of Gemma De Gresti di San Leonardo and Tullo Guerrieri Gonzaga
  • 1918 – Armistice closing WWI was agreed here
  • 1957 – Marquis Carlo studies oenology at the Station Federal Lausanne
  • 1992 – First “tre bicchieri” (the most prestigious Italian wine award)
  • 1997 – 12th in Wine Spectator Top 100
  • 2006 – Oscar for the best italian winery
  • 2015 – The estate becomes organic

Received by your private Ambassador with a welcome aperitif, and if present on the Estate, meet one
of the Marquises.

Private and exclusive visit to the village: cellars, monastic garden, cellar of the barriques, ethnographic museum and museum of tractors and the church.

Private guided wine tasting, with some old vintages taken from personal collection of the family.

At the end of the visit, you will sit down at the table for the magnificent wine pairing lunch.

Wine Spectator Top 100 2020 n.96, 90 pts.

Tenuta San Leonardo Sauvignon Blanc Vigneti delle Dolomiti Vette 2018

A subtly perfumed, floral nose of jasmine and chive blossom draws you into the glass of this creamy, light- to medium-bodied white, where mouthwatering acidity and finely knit flavors of nectarine, lemon curd and stone await.

Drink now through 2025.

7,000 cases made, 650 cases imported.

—AN

Wine Spectator Top 100 2001 n.12, 95 pts.

Tenuta San Leonardo Vallagarina 1997

Black ruby in color, intense aromas of blackberries, licorice, red berries and green tobacco, this is a full-bodied red with loads of silky tannins and a long, long aftertaste of tobacco, sage and berry.

A huge core of fruit in this wine. Needs time.

An Italian interpretation of great Bordeaux from bygone days.

Best after 2006. 7,450 cases made.

—JS

The most famous oenologist in the world, Giacomo Tachis (the man that created SASSICAIA…), was the first consultant oenologist of San Leonardo.

 

Traditional noble families South Tyrol wine pairing lunch:

The spectacular wine pairing lunch is served at the table and includes aperitif, appetizer, first course, main course, dessert, coffee & grappa.

Recipes on the menu will vary seasonally and range between the South Tyrolean tradition and the fashionable creations of the Marquise Violante Guerrieri Gonzaga (who holds cooking classes attended by VIPs from all over the world in the tower of her palace in Rome).

During lunch, our 6 most representative and excellent wines will be tasted, including San Leonardo, Wine Spectator Top 100.

ON REQUEST

  • FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING IN LUXURY CAR, LIMO, VAN OR HELICOPTER with English speaking professional driver/pilot. Departure from any main location, example Rome, Civitavecchia, Livorno, La Spezia, Milan, Florence, Bologna, Venice etc.
  • PRO Photographer/videomaker
  • Mr. Marco Tenerini as your “emotional storytelling guide” for the whole day.

PRICES

From 810

Rates per person:

ADULT (≥18 yo):
Pax 2: € 1.020
Pax 3: € 880
Pax 4: € 810
Pax 5: € 760
Pax 6: € 740
Pax 7: € 840
Pax 8: € 810
MINOR (7-17 yo): Pax € 240
INFANT (0-6 yo): FREE

Prices for experience only; ask for transfers prices.
Just tell us how many people and your starting location.

SUPERSTARS

  • Astonishing location
  • History of the family
  • The VIPs lunch
  • Old vintages tasting

TOP PRODUCTS

TOP ORGANIC WINES:

  • Wine Spectator Top 100 2001, n.12, 95 pts.
    Tenuta San Leonardo Vallagarina 1997
  • Wine Spectator Top 100 2020, n.96, 90 pts.
    Tenuta San Leonardo Sauvignon Blanc Vigneti delle Dolomiti Vette 2018
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STEP BY STEP

  • Arrival in the location
  • Meeting with Ambassador and/or a member of the Family (if present on the Estate, meet one of the Marquises)
  • Sparkling welcome drink and/or coffee
  • Guided tour of the Village
  • Guided tour of the Museums
  • Guided tour of the Vineyards
  • Guided tour of the Winery
  • Guided tour of the Cellars
  • Guided tour of the Wine Discovery Museum
  • Storytelling about history, philosophy, products and territory
  • Wine tasting of old vintages
  • Full Lunch themed on Trentino Alto Adige (Trentino South Tyrol) region recipes with wine pairing
  • Spirits & Coffee
  • Free time
  •  Goodbye

SUPERSTARS

  • Astonishing location
  • History of the family
  • The VIPs lunch
  • Old vintages tasting

TOP PRODUCTS

TOP ORGANIC WINES:

  • Wine Spectator Top 100 2001, n.12, 95 pts.
    Tenuta San Leonardo Vallagarina 1997
  • Wine Spectator Top 100 2020, n.96, 90 pts.
    Tenuta San Leonardo Sauvignon Blanc Vigneti delle Dolomiti Vette 2018

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