• "Profumi di Mosto", Sunday in the Garda wineries on October 9

    “Profumi di Mosto” is the traditional gourmet circuit in the wineries of Valtenesi and the Brescia shore of Lake Garda winery: the 15th edition is scheduled for October 9th from 11 to 6 pm in 23 companies divided into three itineraries articulated on the hills of Garda, between Desenzano and San Felice del Benaco, touching the hinterland villages such as Calvagese, Bedizzole and Puegnago as those on the coast such as Moniga, Manerba, Padenghe. Each winery will offer tastings of wines made mostly with native Groppello grapes, from Chiaretto to red wines, matched with typical local products.

    All the wines offered during the day will be also available for tasting throughout the day to the big tasting event organized in Villa Galnica Puegnago, home of Valtènesi Consortium, where everybody will meet for the final usual toast usual at 7 pm with live music from the Teen Town band.

    For each path there’s a carnet of 10 tastings available (8 cellars + wine cellar wildcard pick from one of the other two routes + Villa Galnica) at a cost of 28 euros including glass, purchased the day of the event at any winery from which you will choose to leave. It is also available in advance at the reduced price of 25 Euros at Cassa Padana bank or on the site, where you can also learn about the routes and see all the wine-food pairings. Flexible tickets bought in advance will be withdrawable at Villa Galnica Puegnago or Desenzano Station.

    As always there will be also a bus service to attend the event in safety and tranquility (reservations required by writing to or by calling 370-1108423).

  • Groppello & Casaliva take the stage at the Puegnago Fiera

    The end of August brings the now traditional appointment with the Puegnago Fair, historical Lake Garda wine event celebrating its 40th edition this year. The appointment is scheduled from Saturday 27, with the official opening (5 pm), while the closure is for the evening of Monday, August 29 with the traditional fireworks show (10.30 pm). The great protagonists of the three days will be the red wines of Valtènesi based on Groppello, the indigenous vine of the area, which will be offered for tasting from the participating wineries in the magnificent setting of Villa Galnica, but also extra virgin olive oils of the area, with a particular fondness for monocultivar Casaliva, the olive variety typical on this side of Garda. The program also includes mini wine and oil tasting courses in villa Galinica, musical evenings in the main square, food tastings and conferences. Info:

  • It's grape harvest time on Lake Garda


    Summer is nearly over and autumn is about to come and like every year on Lake Garda it's time for grape harvest, the most crucial step in the process of wine making. In particular, in the last days in Valtenesi, wine area on the western shores of Lake Garda between Desenzano and Gardone Riviera, has begun the grape harvest of Doc Groppello, Marzemino, Barbera and Sangiovese grapes that are used to produce Chiaretto and in the second half of September will follow the selection of red wines. Despite of hot temperatures during summer 2017, the grape harvest has started 10 days in advance if compared with the last year, but only 3 days than 2015.

    Moreover, the temperature drop and the rainy days of the last 10 days have contributed to balance the year. Experts are expecting a decrease in production of 20% due to frost on 19th April. The vegetative growth during summer has been regular thanks to the balance between warm and rainy days that have contributed to the growth of vines with a reduction of pesticide prevention practises. Grapes are in perfect conditions and with a good aroma and high sugar content that is expected to be higher than the last grape harvests. So, we can be sure that the wine production will be very interesting.







  • Profumi di Mosto, wine tasting in 21 wineries on Lake Garda: 8th October, 11am-6pm, 30 euro

    On Sunday 8th October has been scheduled the appointment “Profumi di Mosto”, the traditional appointment in occasion of the end of the grape harvest in the wineries in Valtenesi now entering its 16th edition. 21 wineries that will be opened to wine lovers and subdivided into three itineraries in the Colline Moreniche del Garda, between Pozzolengo and San Felice del Benaco, through towns in the hinterland such as Calvagese, Bedizzole and Puegnago, and towns by the lake such as Moniga, Manerba and Padenghe. In every winery visitors can taste two wines, red and Chiaretto wine, produced with Groppello grapes, in combination with local food. Moreover, in the seat of the Consortium Valtenesi, Villa Galnica, visitors can taste all wines offered during the event. For every itinerary is available a ticket with 9 tastings (7 wineries plus a winery at your choice among the other itineraries and Villa Galnica) at 30 € included a glass for tastings that can be bought in the wineries during the event or on pre-sale at reduced price of 25 euro on the website , where it will be possible to find the itineraries with wine and food combinations. Pre-sales tickets can be collected in Villa Galnica in Puegnago or in the square near Desenzano train station. You can buy tickets with shuttle bus only on presale online subject to availability.


  • The 47th wine festival “Palio del Groppello” at Selva Capuzza

    Selva Capuzza, the renowned winery in San Martino della Battaglia, has won the 47th edition of Palio del Groppello. The verdict of the last days has been decided by the Confraternita del Groppello. 20 wineries have participated to the competition and a jury composed by oenologists and sommeliers have chosen 3 wineries as finalists: Capuzza, Sergio Delai in Puegnago del Garda (winner in 2016) and Le Gaine in Bedizzole. First, Confratelli have tasted them and then they have chosen the winner. Selva Capuzza, the winery run by Luca Formentini that is also president of Lugana Consortium, is appreciated for its white wines, Lugana and San Martino, but in this case it has demonstrated its importance even for red wines. This is the first time that the winery has won this recognition. Next year this wine will be the official wine of the Confraternita and it will be served in occasion of all events organized by the association. 







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