The Ca’Lojera estate was founded in 1992 by Ambra and Franco Tiraboschi, who continue to oversee the winery to this day. They easily fell in love with the beautiful property on the southern bank of lake Garda in Lombardia, where they began a new life as winemakers. The Tiraboschi’s passion and dedication shines so vibrantly in their wines and care for the estate, you would never know this is a second career for the couple.
The vines are planted on 18 ha of land, rich with the distinctive white clay of Lugana that was once a part of the lake bed of Garda and imparts a distinctive minerality to the wines. Lugana wines are made from the unique Turbiana grape, recently found to be related to Verdicchio, which thrives on the flatter land closer to the lake.
Franco and Ambra share a deep respect for the native varietal and the land that their wines rely on. They aim to protect this unique environment by using minimal intervention in the vineyards. The 40-year-old vines are still maintained via the traditional pergola system and are harvested completely by hand.