Garda (Veneto)

Garda (Veneto)

45° 35' 00" N


10° 40' 00" E




about this subregion

The Garda DOC, nestled in the picturesque region surrounding Lake Garda in Northern Italy, is a wine lover's paradise known for its stunning natural beauty and exceptional viticulture. This unique wine-producing area benefits from the moderating influence of Lake Garda, which creates a favorable microclimate for grape cultivation. The region's vineyards are blessed with abundant sunshine, cool lake breezes, and well-drained soils, resulting in wines of remarkable character and finesse.

Garda DOC is celebrated for its diverse range of grape varieties, both red and white. Among the most planted red grape varieties, Groppello stands out as a local gem, known for its elegant and aromatic red wines. Cabernet Sauvignon, with its global reputation for depth and complexity, has also found a home here, contributing to the region's rich red wine offerings.

On the white side, Trebbiano di Lugana and Chardonnay take center stage. Trebbiano di Lugana, a native white grape, thrives in the region's terroir, producing crisp and refreshing white wines. Chardonnay, with its versatility and ability to adapt to various winemaking styles, adds a touch of international flair to Garda DOC's white wine portfolio.

Visiting the Garda DOC is not only a journey through the world of exquisite wines but also a chance to immerse oneself in the captivating beauty of Lake Garda. With its serene waters, charming villages, and lush vineyards, this region is a haven for wine enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Garda DOC wines are a true reflection of their idyllic surroundings, offering a taste of Lake Garda's essence in every sip.



Vineyard Hectares



1500 - 2000


Discover Terroir

The Garda DOC is part of the Veneto wine region, and covers 31 municipalities located between the provinces of Mantua and Brescia and 40 municipalities in the province of Verona. The quality of wines produced in this region is overseen by the Consorzio Garda DOC, whose mission is to ensure that the wines meet stringent quality standards.

Due to the presence of Lake Garda, this region has a sub-Mediterranean climate. Summers are usually dry and hot, although storms are also concentrated during August, while winter temperatures are milder, and rainfall is scarce.

In this region, the soils of the vineyards are stony and calcareous. In addition, they have moderate depth and low water retention due to their poor structure.


Most Planted Red Grape Varieties: Groppello, Cabernet Sauvignon

Most Planted White Grape Varieties: Trebbiano di Lugana, Chardonnay

The Garda wine region is a captivating oasis known for producing a diverse range of exceptional red and white wines. Embracing the unique microclimates and fertile soils surrounding the lake, winemakers craft wines that embody the essence of this picturesque landscape.

Among the most common red wines in the Garda wine region, the indigenous grape variety Groppello reigns supreme. This native grape, with its deep ruby color and delightful berry aromas, forms the backbone of many regional red blends. Blended with other local varieties like Marzemino, Sangiovese, and Barbera, Groppello-based wines offer a harmonious marriage of flavors, showcasing the region's rich winemaking heritage and diverse terroir.

On the white wine front, the region proudly features the Trebbiano di Lugana grape, renowned for crafting elegant and refreshing white wines. The wines exhibit delicate floral scents, notes of citrus, and a touch of minerality, reflecting the lake's influence on the vineyards. Trebbiano di Lugana wines, whether enjoyed young for their vibrant freshness or aged for added complexity, embody the essence of Lake Garda's coastal charm.

Garda winemakers also embrace the versatility of international grape varieties like Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, seamlessly blending them with indigenous grapes to create innovative and expressive wines.

In every sip of Garda wine, one can savor the spirit of this enchanting region – a celebration of nature's bounty and the winemaker's artistry. From the expressive reds that evoke the passion of the vineyards to the refined whites that capture the lake's tranquility, the wines of Garda offer a delightful journey through the flavors and aromas of this remarkable Italian wine region.