I was born in 1962, the third of six children, and I grow grapes and make wine in Cavaion Veronese, in the heart of the Bardolino production zone. My first harvest was in 1984; prior to that year the grapes were sold to another winery. Even as a young child I remember hearing the conversations about vines and wine, and I can recall those Octobers, when we went right from school to harvesting the grapes. This world, marked by the changing of the seasons, has always fascinated me, and the desire slowly grew in me to become part of it, to contribute to it, to learn how to listen to the vineyard and to the land, to bring forth from them my own wines. I had no ready-made furrow, and so I was able to experiment with grape varieties, training methods, and blends, with the result that I currently now have 28 hectares of vineyard, planted mainly to the Corvina grape.
Spread throughout the picturesque countryside surrounding our Le Fraghe winery, close up to Lake Garda and lying in the morainal Verona-area hills, are many fine restaurants that offer guests traditional local dishes, which feature fresh lake fish, grilled meats, and much more. We offer here a few of the best establishments, all with excellent wine lists and final local cuisine. This area has always been famous for its outstanding wines. The earliest evidence for cultivating grapes for wine, in fact, goes back to the Paleovenetian age in the 8th-7th centuries BC.