Wine shop and wine bar

Enoteca Regionale Emilia Romagna is located inside the enchanting thirteenth century Sforza Castle in Dozza. A charming medieval village near Bologna, Dozza is not only historically a land of wine, but is also ideally situated on the spot where Emilia joins Romagna. Artists from all over the world meet here every two years to paint marvellous murals, turning the village into a truly unique place.

Proceeding into the basement of the castle, one may discover the best wines from the region and ask experienced sommeliers for advice and information about them. Here, more than 1000 different wines are displayed according to the foods they are best served with, beginning with wines used as aperitifs, followed by those that are perfect with entrées.

Next are the wines served with second-course meat or fish dishes, followed by wines to accompany cheeses, dessert wines, and last of all, liqueurs and spirits. Other specialties such as olive oil and balsamic vinegar are also available in the shop. The organoleptic quality of each of the many products on sale is guaranteed by a special commission of qualified tasters. In this same unique setting, you will find the Wine Bar, where you may participate in wine tastings, or simply drop in to sip a glass of wine from the region. Two small rooms in the Wine Bar have been set up to host groups, official delegations and the press.


Offers 2019 for organised tour groups

Packages for organized tour groups

Enoteca Regionale Emilia Romagna proposes visits and organized tastings with advance reservation to tour operators, in order to allow people to discover the wines of Emilia Romagna. Tour packages include guided wine tastings of the wines of the Region with explanation of organoleptic characteristics and specific features of the different terroirs.

Wines are always paired with appetizers in order to find out more about wine and regional food matching.

For this reason appetizers include Parmigiano Reggiano, local Salame, Mortadella Igp and, on request, Parma Ham, Ciccioli (Pork scratchings), Culatello, local Pecorino, Piadina Romagnola, etc. Appetizers are not meant to replace meals. Wines for tour group tastings are chosen by our Sommelier. In case groups require a specific selection of wine, it is necessary to ask for a personalized quotation.

Visits including wine tasting must be booked at least one week in advance.



Sommelier 100.00 EUR (1 sommelier every 20 people)
3 glasses of wine with appetizers 11.00 EUR Price per person
4 glasses of wine with appetizers 12.50 EUR Price per person
5 glasses of wine with appetizers 14.00 EUR Price per person
6 glasses of wine with appetizers 16.50 EUR Price per person

All prices include VAT.

If a wine tasting takes place outside opening hours or it continues after the official closing time, an added cost of 140.00 EUR including VAT will be charged for extraordinary opening. Additional personnel costs will be charged according to type and duration of the tasting.


Groups up to 6 persons

166.00 EUR (including VAT) – sommelier included

Availability and opening hours

Tastings can be organized either during the official opening hours of Enoteca Regionale Emilia Romagna, except on Sunday afternoons, or out of opening hours upon previous agreement with Enoteca Regionale Emilia Romagna.

Enoteca is open every day, except Monday: from Tuesday to Friday 9.30am-1pm and 3pm-7pm; Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 10am-1pm and 3pm-7pm

Variations in number of participants

Variations in the number of participants must be communicated at least 2 working days in advance, to allow changes in quantities needed for the tasting. In case the number of visitors exceeds the reservation number without notice, the cost of the tasting may increase according to the price list. If visitors are fewer than estimated, the entire cost will be charged as previously agreed.

Interpreting service costs

Interpreting service is available in English, French, German and Spanish.

Working days 160.00 EUR
Sundays and public holidays 190.00 EUR

All prices include VAT.



For further information
Maurizio Manzoni
Permanent Exhibition Manager
Rocca Sforzesca 40050 Dozza Bo
Tel. 0542/367741
Fax. 0542/678073


Wine shop opening hours:

From Tuesday to Fridayfrom 10 am to 12.30 and 2.30 pm to 7.00 pm
Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays 9.30 am to 1.00 pm and 2.30 pm to 7.00 pm


Wine bar opening hours:

Sundays from 2.30 pm to 6.30 pm

We are closed on Mondays.