Verona Day Trip To Lugana Wine Country With Pagus Tours
We considered several different Verona day trip options available through Pagus Wine Tours. I was concerned that David would not enjoy the red wine tour – even if he tasted expensive Volpollicello or Amarone wines. So we debated which tour to book. The first option was a pure 3 stop Lake Garda tour. The second was a tour which gave us a taste test of Lake Garda and a wine tour. We decided on the second Lugana wine country tour.
After our visit to Sirmione on Lake Garda, we drove the quick trip to the Azienda Agricola F.lli Fraccaroli winery. This was the winery for our Lugana wine experience. The owners proudly shared their wines, snacks and the whole wine making process with us.
Trying The Lugana Wines
We got to try 5 white wine. The tasting started with a dry sparkling wine, tasted a typical Lugana white and then their 100 year anniversary wine. We finished with two different extra sweet wines. Most of their grapes were for white wine. But they also had a small patch of red wine grape for Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. I liked their red wine. But it was not in the same class as the Amarone and Ripassa I had been spoiled with since visiting Verona.
The Making of Lugana Wine
We got a good tour through the very advanced bottling plant and into the cellars. Waiting a little got us a treat as a load of grapes arrived for processing through the de-stemming machine.
We saw this process when visiting France at harvest time. But it was still great to raise your nose and smell juice squeezed as the grapes proceeded through the various screws.
A Great Visit To Laguna Wine Country
The trip back to Verona seemed so much quicker. It had been a great day with Pagus Wine Tours and Davide. Had we not been leaving for Bologna the next day, we would have considered doing the red wine tour as well!
How much fun is wine making! Have you seen the grapes being harvested? Have you visited Lugana wine country?
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Great post! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Jill! We love to do wine tours when we are travelling. Great chance to learn about a new region, try different wines and the food that goes great with the local wines. Linda