The Winery

The Winery

Welcome! I’m Luigi! The history of my family has ancient origins: since 1870 we vinified grapes, first purchased, then from 1970 we produced directly in the company. This wonderful and unique hill was bought by my father Angelo: with the help of his experience, we were able to combine tradition with the application of modern technologies and innovations in the viticultural and enological field, with the sole purpose of reaching levels of ever higher quality. In 2002 I married Francesca and, since 2017, we carry on my father’s work together. Francesca and I met in 1999, during the harvest, and since then we have started dreaming about the future of this small company situated in Valtènesi area, between Muscoline and Polpenazze del Garda, on the west coast of Garda Lake: a small family business that covers an area of 18 hectares, 9 cultivated with vineyards and 2.5 cultivated with olive trees. The soil, characterized by stones and sand, gives rise, together with the particularly dry and constantly ventilated climate influenced by the proximity of the majestic Lake Garda, to a pedo-climatic situation that is considered by many experts not only ideal for the achievement of a ‘excellent quality of the products, but also the best in the area.
From the passion for this territory was born La Guarda The vines grown are: Barbera, Groppello, Marzemino, Merlot and Sangiovese the reds, Riesling Renano and Chardonnay the whites. In the small basement cellar it is possible to get into the heart of the production and follow step by step the meticulous processes that, starting from the bunch of grapes, lead to the wine ready for the bottle.

Who we are

Who we are

My wife Francesca and I are deeply united by our love for the world of wine and we love to describe in this way our project:

“Our passion is to produce wines of  highest quality but even more we love to tell their story; William Shakespeare wrote:

As it’s true that there is truth in wine

I’ll tell you everything, without secrets.

 

And that’s right: in front of a glass of wine we tell ourselves, hearts open and the souls meet and manage to touch each other. In all these years we have told friends, visitors, tourists, simple enthusiasts to the world of wine, our history and we were lucky enough to live and be part of them: different and incredible events, but for a few moments, we felt our … this is the magic of wine! “

The activities

The activities

Our winery joins the Lombardo Wine Tourism Movement
and we offer to all of you who come to visit us, some services that will increase your wine culture and allow you to discover, through our guided tours, suggestive landscapes and typical gastronomic products; it also organizes cultural events of various kinds, especially during the harvest, the most important moment of the year. “The harvest is a magical moment for adults and children; every Sunday of September and sometimes even on Saturday night version, we open the doors of our winery to families, groups of friends and all people who want to really get to know this fascinating world of wine; collect the grapes directly from the viniards and then press it with the hands or the feet is for children (but not only) is a way to rediscover the traditions of the country, to touch the story, the real one, lived by our grandparents … leave inebriating from the scent of the must and then relaxing for a typical country lunch directly on the grass lawn is a bit like returning children for a day … you can appreciate the joy of sharing, being together with carefree and rediscovering the flavors and aromas of the past ” Moreover, throughout the year, guided tours of the vineyards and the winery are planned by appointment, followed by winetasting also with typical Garda products. From 2018, with the construction of a new accommodation located on the top floor of the winery, you can stay in four comfortable and spacious apartments equipped with kitchen, private bathroom, Wifi and salt water pool.

Open your eyes...look what you drink!