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Located between the provinces of Brescia and Verona, the Lugana wine area is an ideal destination if you’re looking for exciting wine tastings and tours in the area surrounding Lake Garda. Here, where once laid the ancient Lucana forest, you will be able to admire a soothing landscape, where vineyards and olive groves overlook the turquoise waters of Garda.

During your Lugana wine tastings, you will discover how this appellation of origin is characterized by vigorous, clear aromas, such as the ones of almonds and lemon, good acidity, and a pale straw yellow color with greenish reflections, which turn into golden hues in the Superiore and Riserva. Overall, the DOC includes Lugana, Lugana Superiore, Lugana Riserva, Vendemmia Tardiva (Late Harvest), and Spumante (sparkling).

Which food to taste in Lugana?

When visiting the wineries in Lugana, you will often have the opportunity to enjoy a refreshing glass of wine paired with delicacies from the territory, such as local olive oil, cold cuts, and cheese. While here, make sure to try at least a few traditional recipes from the area, such as grilled lake fish and sardines, risotto con la tinca (with Garda tench), and bigoli con le sarde (fresh pasta with sardines), all dishes that pair wonderfully with Lugana DOC.

Which wines to taste in Lugana?

During your winery visits in Lugana, you will have the opportunity to admire several rows of Turbiana, which is what the white variety Trebbiano is called locally. While the disciplinary of Lugana DOC allows the use of up to 10% of other complementary, non-aromatic grape varieties, many producers have chosen to produce their Lugana wine exclusively with this single variety to best express the characteristics of the local terroir.

Which is the best season to visit Lugana?

Winery visits in the area of Lugana can be organised throughout the year. If you’re planning on spending some time on Lake Garda and doing activities like hikes and water sports, then the warmer months between late spring and early autumn are ideal for you.

What things to do in Lugana?

In your time in the area of Lugana, you will have the opportunity to take part in various interesting activities, such as one-day wine tours or tastings in unforgettable locations. Other activities that we recommend in the area include visiting the Grottoes of Catullus and Sirmione’s Castle, Desenzano sul Garda, and Peschiera del Garda.