Il vino eleva l’anima e i pensieri,

e le inquietudini si allontanano dal cuore dell’uomo.


The Casello Bondoni Winery

Gaetano Tomasi

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.

A little bit of history

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.


Casello Bondoni - Territorio
In one of the most beautiful tourist spots of northern Italy, a crossroad of olive groves and vineyards, wineries and bright colors, fragrances and flavors, it would be difficult now to believe that the ancient “Lucan” (whose etymology could be derived from the Latin lucus, forest) was originally a wild and marshy, swampy scrubland that only a brisk secular job logging, certificate from the fifteenth century, would seek to reclaim. Nestling in the magical quadrilateral between the towns of Lake Garda which has its apex Sirmione and Pozzolengo,vertical and horizontal ones in Desenzano and Peschiera (the fifth represented by Lonato), the name Lugana develops along the flat moraine south of Lake Garda, straddles two provinces (Brescia and Verona) and two regions (Lombardy and Veneto). But it is these clays, which in the end become gradually more hilly than sandy, that we find the custodian of the assets of the organoleptic Lugana: body heat, acidity and flavor in the structure of the wine. The surrounding countryside, is the perfect climate cradle to care and enhance the characteristics of the vineyards, underneath which lies a land whose geological history dates back 200 million years ago. The combination of these ancient lands and clay with a vine give life to a remarkable white wine: Lugana.


Jewel of technology and innovation, the large underground cellar is the symbol of a company that draws vital energy from its ability to renew itself. Built in 2000, the winery is equipped with modern equipment designed to protect the quality suitable and typical wine. Plant for the vinification and bottling high-tech help produce quality wines, made according to tradition. The manual harvest of the grapes pressing, controlled fermentation and aging in oak barrels and barrels marked the stages of a production process remained unchanged over time.

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Azienda Agricola Casello Bondoni di Gaetano Tomasi
Via Casello Bondoni 1
25015 Desenzano del Garda (BS) - Italia

Tel / Fax +39 030 99 06 827

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