Raft & Wine 2019

Discover the river and the architectural beauties of the city of Verona from an unusual point of view! A special descent that will also be an opportunity to taste Veronese wines in the three stages of the aperitif on the Adige, accompanied by a substantial buffet at the stop on the wonderful terrace of the Official Club in Castelvecchio.

Meeting time is scheduled at 17.45 pm at Navi bridge – S.Fermo side. From here with our shuttle you will reach the nautical base in Chievo, where before boarding, you can taste the first of the aperitifs.


The departure of the navigation is scheduled at 18.45, from the Bottagisio Sport Center, where the first stop will take place, the participants can taste the first aperitif organized with cheese platters and cured meats combined with sparkling wine.

The next stop at the terrace on the river at the Official Club in Castelvecchio, where a first dish with buffet service will be served, combined with a wine that enhances the flavor of the dish proposed by the chefs of the Official Club.

Finally, when the river is restored to the eighteenth century river customs in the Filippini area, the third tasting is offered, combined with a dessert this time. In addition, it will be possible to visit the Museum of the Adige housed inside the building.

Participants will complete a “traveling dinner“, combining the beauty of Verona seen from the river, tasting of typical local products in unique and unforgettable locations.

Our rafts can accomodate up to 12 people in addition to the F.I.Raft river guide. Participants will be provided with a life jacket and, for those who wish, a paddle.

The wines that will be tasted during the evening are produced by Cantina Valpantena Verona, a cooperative reality that has been operating in the Verona area for 60 years and which today brings together 260 members who give the winery grapes and olives grown in over 750 hectares of land. We will start the tasting with a pleasant sparkling Rosé, fresh and delicate, served before starting the descent. At the Castelvecchio stop, a sommelier will guide you in tasting two wines obtained from native grapes of the territory: the Garganega Torre del Falasco 2017, white wine obtained from the homonymous grape, and the Valpolicella Doc Torre del Falasco 2017, red wine obtained from a blend of native Valpolicella grapes that best expresses the characteristics of a territory that has become famous throughout the world. Finally, at the last stage, we will toast with a sparkling wine made from durella grapes, a vine that has always been present in the volcanic territories east of the province of Verona, with great freshness and flavor. All participants will receive a 10% discount voucher to be used in the 6 direct selling points of Cantina Valpantena.


web: www.cantinavalpantena.it

 

HOW MUCH?

€ 35 for adults / children

including river gear, F.I.Raft. guide, three aperitifs, Adige Musem Visit, shuttle to our base and insurance.

DETAILS:

Minimum age: 3.
A pair of spare shoes and pants are raccomanded.
No personal skills needed
Reservations required at +39 339 2322491 or eventi@adigerafting.it

WHEN?

9, 23, June 2018
7, 21, July 2018
4, 24 August 2018
8, 22 September 2018

Or on request for groups of at least 8 people

TIMETABLE

  • 17.45 : meeting at the bus stop of San Fermo (Stradone San Fermo, 2 – Verona – see map and image at the bottom) to reach our base at Chievo – Bottagisio sports center by private shuttle.
  • 18.15 :  arrival at the base, check-in, first aperitif, and technical briefing.
  • 18.45 : boarding.
  • 19.30 : arrival at the Officers Club in Castelvecchio for the second aperitif and stories on the ancient use of the river.
  • 20.00 : restart.
  • 20.30 : arrival at the ancient river customs in the historic center, last aperitif and illustration of the Museo dell’Adige.
  • 21.00 : end of activity.