Welcome! I’m Luigi Negri and I’m the owner, with my wife Francesca, of La Guarda, a beautiful winery situated on the rolling hills of Castrezzone (Muscoline – BS) and Polpenazze, on the Brescia side of Lake Garda; our farm 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 climatic situation that is considered by many experts, not only ideal for the achievement of excellent quality of the products, but also the best in the area. From the passion of this land born La Guarda! Our history has ancient origins: since 1870 we have vinified grapes, first bought, then since 1970, produced directly in La Guarda. This unique and gorgeus hill was bought by my father Angelo a family business founded by his father Angelo: we tried to mantein the ancient wine processing method, with the help of modern technology, with the sole aim of reaching ever higher quality levels. The vines grown are: Barbera, Groppello, Marzemino, Merlot and Sangiovese the reds, Riesling Renano and Chardonnay the whites. The olive variety coultivated are Leccino and Casaliva with wich we produce a fruity and light Garda extravirgin olive oil. In the small basement cellar it’s 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.