In the heart of Northern Italy, on the shores of Lake Garda, a thriving wine region is waiting to be discovered. The evocative environment of the lake and its terroir have given birth to many peculiar wines, particularly white and red. The area is divided into three regions: Verona (Bardolino, Lugana and Bianco di Custoza), Trentino-South Tyrol (Valdadige and Casteller) and Brescia (Garda Classico, Lugana and Groppello).
Whether you’re looking to explore the vineyards of the Bardolino Classico production zone or the enchanting village of Borghetto sul Mincio with its cluster of 15th century watermills offering accommodation in beautifully-restructured farmhouse apartments, there is something to delight any palate.
The wineries on the shores of Lake Garda are all bursting with charm and surrounded by a landscape that has been described as “paradise on earth” by the Roman poet Catullus, who lived here in 268 AD. Today, the lake’s shores offer a relaxing retreat away from the noise of the city and from the stress of everyday life. With a glass of wine in hand, you can enjoy the calm lake waters and the gentle lake breeze caressing your skin.
The pristine waters and the green hills make Lake Garda one of Italy’s most picturesque lakes. Its fertile territory also produces some outstanding wines, particularly the classical red Amarone from Valpolicella and the sparkling Moscato d’Asti from the Lugana zone along its southeastern rim. In addition to the classic reds, you can sample a variety of the region’s white wines like Garda Classico and the traditional Custoza. wine lake garda