The winery is located in the municipality of Pozzolengo (province of Brescia) in the Italian region Lombardy, It was founded in 1930 by the Swiss industrialist Frederico Zweifel and further expanded by his son Giusto. In the 1980s, then son-in-law Giovanni Felice Azzone, who introduced new wine-making methods and began bottling from the vintage in 1988 followed. His wife Annarosa Zweifel dedicated herself to the restoration of the old farmstead in the style of the 14th century. The family tradition is continued by the three daughters Sara, Vanessa and Babettli Azzone. Paolo Fabiani is responsible for the operation.
The vineyards cover about 100 hectares of vineyards on the south shore of Lake Garda on highly clayey and calcareous soils, which are among the oldest in the area. In very small quantities of just 1%, grapes are also purchased. It will be the red wines Barbera. Sangiovese. Groppello Gentile. Marzemino. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, as well as the white wine Trebbiano di Lugana or Turbiana ( Verdicchio Bianco ) are cultivated and processed. Through selective hand-picking, only ripe and healthy grapes are processed.
The white wines are after gentle Press expanded in steel tanks. Bach the stemming and maceration in the steel tank, the red wines ripen in Barrique, The product range includes DOC wines Garda. lugana and Riviera del Garda Bresciano, The premium wines of the house are the DOC red wine Garda "Ca 'd'Oro" (from dried grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, 24 months barrique, 12 months bottle) and the DOC white wine Lugana "Limne" (Turbiano from over 50-year-old vines, 12 months stainless steel, 6 months bottle). It will too Spumante and grappa generated. Every year, around 700,000 bottles of wine are produced, of which 80% are exported to northern Europe (especially Germany, the Netherlands) and the USA.