This was a fantastic day at the Inama Winery in San Bonifacio. Here we learned about all their fabulous wines and the process of making wine from grapes to bottle. It all came about while enjoying another fantastic lunch at Caractère in Notting Hill. It was during this time that sommelier Marco Nardi introduced us to Inama Wine by pouring me a glass of the 2017 Carminium which I absolutely loved. He then began passionately telling us about the winery itself and also knowing that we were off to Lake Garda he would highly recommend a visit.
Once we got home and checked out the location and the possibility of getting there wasn’t that difficult at all we started to make some enquiries. So a few emails later everything was arranged and we couldn’t believe how amazing their hospitality was going to be.
On the day itself we were to be met by the winery hospitality manager Lorenzo at San Bonifacio station. From there we would head up into the Soave countryside to the vineyard. While standing on a platform where they host special events we were told about how the process of making their different styles of wine begins. He also told us about the Colli Berici are in Vicenza where they produce their red wines. During this time we also had the honour of meeting the boss himself Stefano who from speaking to him you could clearly still see his passion for the wine they produce.
From here we headed to the winery itself. There were two warehouses containing the very best equipment including stills , destemers , all different sizes of barrels and a state of the art bottle labelling machine. All looked after by a very good team who still do the majority of the work by hand.
Now it was time for the wine tasting and Lorenzo treated us to a tasting extravaganza as in the end we tried ten absolutely amazing wines. It really was interesting as well that some of the wine are made in exactly the same way but because there in a separate part of the vineyard taste so different. The Inama family really do take a lot of care and pride about what they produce which is probably the reason why their wine is of a very high quality.
After our wine tasting we headed to a local restaurant for lunch before Lorenzo drove us back to San Bonifacio station to bring our fantastic day to an end. I would have to say that if you ever get the chance to visit this winery then do so. Their wines are absolutely amazing and to experience seeing how wine is made with such passion and care this has to be a wine lovers dream. Also if you ever see their wines on a wine list please do not hesitate giving them a try.
Thank You to the Inama family for your generosity and hospitality and look forward seeing you all again someday.