White – Lugana

Sirmione is famous worldwide for the Lugana wine, a mineral, high acidity thin bodied white wine.



At the hotel

Lugana Masterclass = 2 hours of chatting & tasting 


You ask for it, and here it is!


Join us in our 2 hours of fun, knowledge, and wine tips, plus small bites from our kitchen.

5 different tastings of handpicked fine wines from the area.

More info here.

Every Tuesday + Friday – Reservation is required.


In the cellar


Otella: A wonderful mixture of wines, nature, and art.

Despite the contemporary look and feel, Ottella is a very old family-owned cantina where tradition meets forward-thinking. The oenologist Domenico is Max’s school friend who likes to play with different techniques and methods to bottle amazing expressions of our territory.

From fine sparkling wine to white Lugana up until Valpolicella’s rich red.

The new cantina is in itself an experience.


Tasting experiences are updated every month with new things, happenings, and events. Here.


In the vineyard


Ambra is a wonderful host she will welcome you to her family estate ElCitera.

A visit in the cantina – they are crazy about traditional methods – then in the vineyard for a great tasting under the shade of a mulberry tree. The Pick up is here at the hotel in a wonderful Piaggio Ape Calessino, a 20-minute easy & fancy ride to the vineyard.


June > October Sunny afternoon, not guaranteed in case of bad weather – Booking required.


Bike Wine Tour


Lugana wine riding is a popular sport in summer!

You can ride our free hotel bikes to the Lugana area, it’s just a 4 km flat ride from the Hotel.


Our favorite is Cascina Maddalena



A proud family saved the last bit of vineyard from housing development in the lake area of Lugana di Sirmione. The production is super limited given the only 4 acres of vineyard on clay soil. The smile of Elisa will walk you through the tradition and the amazing fine wine his brother Mattia crafts every year by himself. Enjoy small rustic bites too. It’s a family affair!

Here are some ideas for tastings, we are happy to book it for you.


There are many!

Here’s a Map of some of the cantina we love, it’s an easy ride, in high season wine producers might be busy so we are happy to organize it for you! The Booking is suggested.



Valpolicella – Amarone


Valpolicella, the land of mighty Amarone a rich red wine, The wine area is a mellow hillside between Sirmione & Verona. The countryside is great, in the town of Negrar there’s a very nice lunch/tasting restaurant Vigna 800 but for a proper cantina visit, we want to highlight Zyme & the godfather Azienda Agricola Quintarelli Giuseppe ( no website, only wine ). The Present & the History of the Amarone. If you want to have a full Amarone day we can arrange a private tour with a driver.








For all Valpolicella tasting Booking required.