Manaresi

Manaresi, Zola Predosa: Hours, Address, Manaresi Reviews: 5/5

10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
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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Harry F
United Kingdom3 contributions
10/10 Fabio is a legend
Sep 2020 • Friends
Best wine tour I’ve been on. Fabio is a great host and we stayed for hours chatting and drinking the quality wines.
Written 13 September 2020
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PignolettoCrew
... wow... very nice of you! Thank you again for your visit!
Written 15 September 2020
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CatherineH28
London, UK7 contributions
Fantastic Fabio in Magical Maneresi
Aug 2020 • Friends
Amazing experience from start to end! Fabio was a fantastic and extremely knowledgable host. The wines were incredible and the story behind the artwork, label designs and winery was great. We visited as a group of friends and loved the relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our tour ended up being a private one! All for £25 each! Alongside the wines we were given a selection of gorgeous local nibbles and couldn’t believe all we got for such a reasonable price! Do not hesitate to book this trip! It was one of the highlights of our Bologna visit.
Written 2 September 2020
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Sam D
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Some of the most delicious wine i've ever drank
Aug 2020
Loved the wine tour and the tasting. The area is so beautiful and Fabio was an amazing host. We ended up staying on the grounds for a couple hours more to drink some more wine and chat, we felt so welcome.
Written 19 August 2020
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PignolettoCrew
Thank you very much, that is too kind of you. We are just ourselves... 'easy going' and authentic. Thanks again!
Written 24 August 2020
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Stefan B
Sliema, Malta4 contributions
Amazing Experience
Jan 2020 • Couples
We highly recommend this vineyard if you are in Bologna or Modena.
The views around the vineyard are amazing as o e can see in the attached photos.
The wine is super good and the stories behind every bottle are quite nice. The owner is super nice, which makes this experience more memorable.
Written 27 January 2020
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Thanks a lot! You're too kind!
Written 28 January 2020
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Imhotep2
Seattle, WA392 contributions
Accommodating
Sep 2018 • Couples
The place is not far from central Bolgna (25 min by car).
We showed up with no appointment, and no tour guide.
There was a group of 4 finishing up their tasting.
We were greeted by the owner who made it clear he could not give us a tour due to his schedule but we were welcome to look around and taste. He gave us enough history and info of his wines with generous pours.
Apparently they do not get a lot of drop ins.
Good quality wines. And we do not need to tour the production (most of us probably have been to enough?).
Written 15 September 2018
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Megan V
10 contributions
Lovely winery
Aug 2018 • Couples
We went there unannounced which i would not recommend since we could not have a tour. But the owners were very kind. We got to taste two wines. They were harvesting at the moment so there was a lot going on in the winery which we could view true the big window. Also the views of the surroundings and the vineyard were amazing! We had a great afternoon and took some of the nice wines home.
Written 27 August 2018
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Kerry H
Aberdeen, UK17 contributions
Highlight of our trip
Aug 2018 • Couples
Make time to go here! Absolutely stunning location, fine wine and great company. We made friends with some others on our tour, Fabio was fantastic answering our questions and sharing his local knowledge. Me and my partner aren't big wine fans but we left with 3 bottles! Generous tasters too (recommend you don't drive here to fully experience this place) for 20 euro each. Cannot thank Fabio enough for this amazing experience, we'll be back.
Written 21 August 2018
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Marcia G
1 contribution
Hidden gem
Jun 2018 • Couples
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 and bread snack tray. This is a MuST see when in the Bologna area.
Written 6 June 2018
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Ed G
27 contributions
Fantastic experience
Apr 2018 • Friends
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 grandfather.

The host was very welcoming, open and we shared a wide selection of lovely wine by the bottle along with some food. Overall a very pleasant and relaxing experience.
Written 30 May 2018
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SeamusO86
London, UK8 contributions
Best Wine Tasting Ever
May 2018 • Friends
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 the future.

At the end of the tour we were sat at Manaresi’s beautiful terrace where we were able to try a selection of their outstanding wines. Fabio was extremely accommodating and was happy for us to sit a little longer and relax in the amazing surroundings.

I cannot speak high enough of the experience which was fabulous from start to end.
Written 13 May 2018
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