Today a balanced blend of history and modernity, is located on the south coast of Lake Garda between Desenzano del Garda and Sirmione. It has an area of 25 hectares, all vineyards of the following types: most of all Trebbiano di Lugana, Marzemino, Cabernet, Chardonnay. The winery consists of the main hall for the vinification process, an underground cellar, a large warehouse and a residential tower, from which it is possible to see a wonderful view of the whole winery.
After the battle of Solferino and San Martino, also remembered as the battle of June 24, 1859, which ended the Second War of Italian Independence, remembered in Italy to be the first step towards Italian national unity, and remembered all over the world for inspiring the creation of the International Red Cross, the area where the building stood was between the borders of Lombardy and Veneto. The building is cited in the Austrian land register of 1845 under the name of “house”, from 1859 to 1865 it was home to the so- called customs guards paramilitary initially employed by the Royal Customs, responsible for border surveillance,then it took the nasme of “toll house”. In 1914 management went to Michelangelo Tomasi, farmer and rancher, who then passed the job to his nephew Marco who continues with passion, focus and dedication, the work of his grandfather.
Towards the 80’s management was handed over to the next generation led by son Gaetano. To date the company is run and owned by the same family.
Azienda Agricola Casello Bondoni di Gaetano Tomasi
Via Casello Bondoni 1
25015 Desenzano del Garda (BS) - Italia
Tel / Fax +39 030 99 06 827