The Ca' dei Frati winery is one of the oldest companies in Valpolicella and the Euganean Hills. It is among the most important companies in the sector, also due to the philosophy that favors quality over industrial production techniques.
The Ca' de Frati company is one of the oldest still in business. Just think that the first evidence of its existence dates back to 1782! In fact, a document attests: "of a house with cellar located in Lugana in the Sermion area called the place of the Friars".
However, it was only in 1939 that Felice Dal Cero , son of Domenico, a winemaker in Montecchia di Crosara, in the province of Verona, understood the winemaking virtues of the area, moving to the Lugana estate in Sirmione.
Thirty years of work in the vineyard and in the cellar were necessary and in 1969 Pietro Dal Cero , Felice's son, participated in the birth of the DOC: the first Lugana Casa dei Frati label, called Ca' dei Frati, dates back to those years.
In 2012 Pietro passed away and left the cultural legacy to his wife Santa Rosa and his children, Anna Maria, Igino and Gian Franco who continue to manage the winery with love.
The winery is based in Lugana di Sirmione on Lake Garda where the vineyards surrounding the property are located; Here, careful cultivation of the vine is carried out which allows great results to be achieved in terms of quality.
The winery has always placed attention towards the territory in the foreground: Ca' dei Frati supports cultural and educational projects in the wine sector, promoting knowledge of the territory and its gastronomic excellence.
The company also offers guided tours inside its cellars to introduce all visitors to the history, production processes and organoleptic characteristics of its fine wines.
The company has always been dedicated to the production of fine wines without ever adopting industrial techniques, always seeking quality.
The cellar also offers a wide range of products including the classic Amarone and Lugana, but also sparkling wines. The company is also known for its specialties such as Grappa di Amarone and other grappas produced with native grapes and distilled at low temperatures to best preserve their original organoleptic characteristics.
The Cà de Frati winery produces approximately one million and 400 thousand bottles every year which are exported all over the world and which have contributed to making the excellence of Italian wine known throughout the world.