Lugana (Veneto)

Lugana (Veneto)

45°26'07" N


10°41'40" E




about this subregion

Nestled in the Lombardy and Veneto regions of Northern Italy lies the picturesque Lugana DOC, a wine region renowned for its stunning natural environment and exceptional grape varieties. Lugana is a hidden gem that sits along the southern shores of Lake Garda, providing an idyllic setting for the cultivation of grapes. This unique location offers a temperate climate characterized by mild winters and cool lake breezes, creating the perfect conditions for producing high-quality wines.

The Lugana DOC is celebrated for its focus on two primary grape varieties: Turbiana and Chardonnay. Turbiana, also known as Trebbiano di Lugana, reigns supreme among the white grape varieties grown here. It produces elegant, crisp, and mineral-driven white wines that are brimming with citrus and floral notes. Chardonnay, with its versatility and adaptability, complements Turbiana beautifully, contributing to Lugana's reputation for producing complex and well-balanced white wines.

In addition to its white wines, Lugana DOC also showcases the Groppello grape among its most planted red grape varieties. Groppello gives rise to red wines with a vibrant ruby color and a charming bouquet of red fruits, making it a cherished component of the region's wine production.

What truly sets Lugana DOC apart is its harmonious marriage of grape cultivation and natural splendor. Visitors can savor these remarkable wines amidst the serene landscapes of vineyards overlooking the shimmering Lake Garda, creating a wine-tasting experience that is as visually stunning as it is palate-pleasing. Lugana DOC embodies the essence of Italian winemaking, offering a sip of excellence within a backdrop of breathtaking beauty.



Vineyard Hectares



2000 - 2300


Discover Terroir

The DOC Lugana include vineyards in the south of Lake Garda and the provinces of Brescia and Verona, in the Veneto wine region. The quality of the wines produced in this region is ensured by the Consorzio Tutela Lugana DOC, an association dedicated to maintaining high standards and preserving the unique characteristics of Lugana wines.

The microclimate of the Lugana area is affected by Lake Garda. As a result, there aren't any sharp differences in temperature between day and night, and temperatures are generally pleasant. As a result, the environment is ideal for maximizing the potential of the Turbiana grape's attributes.

The vineyards in this area are situated at the base of the morainic hills. They are situated on a soil that is highly rich in clay but also contains some sand from the hills, but without their typical looseness.


Most Planted Red Grape Varieties: Groppello

Most Planted White Grape Varieties: Turbiana, Chardonnay

The Lugana wine region in northern Italy is celebrated for its captivating red and white wines. This picturesque terroir, shared between Lombardy and Veneto, offers an ideal environment for grape cultivation, resulting in wines with unique and expressive characteristics.

Among the most common red wines in Lugana, the Groppello grape takes center stage. Known for its brilliant ruby hue and lively acidity, Groppello wines enchant the palate with vibrant red fruit flavors, a touch of spice, and a hint of floral aromas. This indigenous grape thrives in the region's favorable climate and adds a distinctive local touch to the red wines crafted here.

On the white wine front, the Turbiana grape (also known as Trebbiano di Lugana) reigns supreme. The Lugana wines made from Turbiana are true gems of the region, offering refreshing citrus notes, elegant floral scents, and a delightful minerality. The proximity to Lake Garda provides a moderating effect on temperatures, allowing the Turbiana grapes to ripen gradually and develop a harmonious balance of flavors and acidity.

Lugana winemakers also embrace the Chardonnay grape, crafting elegant and full-bodied white wines that add diversity to the region's portfolio. The Chardonnay wines often feature creamy textures, ripe tropical fruit notes, and well-integrated oak nuances, creating a delightful contrast to the Turbiana-based wines.

With Groppello and Turbiana as stars, Lugana winemakers skillfully express the essence of this enchanting terroir in every bottle. The wines of Lugana offer a journey through the captivating flavors and aromas of the region, capturing the spirit of Italian winemaking and the beauty of Lake Garda in every sip.