More information on Iseo Lake

Located between the provinces of Bergamo and Brescia, Lake Iseo is a wonderful destination for wine lovers looking to escape the busy city life for a weekend dedicated to hikes with scenic mountain views, relaxing waterfront walks and, of course, some great sparkling wine tastings.

Across the territory of Lake Iseo, you will be able to find wineries producing fine wines, some of which can be visited for a wine tasting. Above all, this area is famous for its DOCG Franciacorta, one of Italy’s most renowned classic method sparkling wines. Other wines you’ll be able to taste on Lake Iseo include the DOCs Valcalepio, which is vinified in white, red and as passito, and Curtefranca, produced both red and white.

Which food to taste in Iseo Lake?

While on Lake Iseo, we recommend not only tasting the wines produced in the area, but also discovering the local cuisine. A few typical dishes you shouldn’t miss out when on Lake Iseo include casoncelli (stuffed pasta typical of Bergamo and Brescia), polenta with game meat or with dried lake sardines, lake fish like persico and coregone, and snails.

Which wines to taste in Iseo Lake?

As most wines produced on Lake Iseo consist of a blend of different grape varieties, during your visits to its wineries you’ll most likely encounter many different grape varieties. The most widespread white grape types include Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Moscato Giallo, while the most popular black grape varieties across this area are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Marzemino, Schiava, Moscato di Scanzo and Barbera.

Which is the best season to visit Iseo Lake?

The best moment to organize a wine tasting in one of Lake Iseo’s wineries is between April and September, when the weather is warmer and perfect for excursions and other outdoor activities.

What things to do in Iseo Lake?

Besides dedicating time to getting to know better the local wine traditions and visiting the wineries of Lake Iseo, while here, make sure to visit some of its most charming sites, such as Monte Isola, Lovere, Pisogne, Sarnico and Iseo, or hike up to Mount Guglielmo to admire the beautiful Lake Iseo from above.