Winemakers in Lugana since 1953

  • For Nunzio Ghiraldi, the choice to be a winemaker stems from the desire to follow his natural inclination: to live in the countryside and work his land. It was his grandfather Nunzio, an engineer from Cremona, who had the happy intuition to buy the Podere Sant'Onorata in the Lugana di Sirmione countryside in the early 1950s.
    It was a Lugana still "in nuce" and primordial, but one that already enlightened him and made him dream: the turquoise waters of the lake just a few steps from the farm, the temperate breezes that blew from the nearby mountains crowning the lake, and that clay then ... in winter soft and muddy, in summer hard and inviolable.
  • But he felt it was the right soil for those Trebbiano di Lugana vines he was planning to plant.
    And so he did.
    The seed was sown. Yesterday as today this is the "genius loci" that inspires us every day. So Nunzio finished his law studies in his father's footsteps and decided to indulge his natural inclination.

    The vineyard became his life.