Located between the towns of Desenzano and Sirmione, aims to produce wine with the best care and precision possible in our times, while maintaining the rustic charm of tradition. It consists of the cellar, family members’ homes, a workshop and warehouses; the planted area (25 hectares) gives rise to the cultivation of grapes such as Trebbiano di Lugana (known also as Turbiana), Marzemino, Cabernet, Merlot and Chardonnay. Here are produced traditional wines such as Lugana, Marzemino (Trepiò) and Rosé (Rosaspina), but also pleasantly fresh wines such as Rocheta, Brut and Brut Rosé.
After the battle of San Martino and Solferino on 24 June 1859, which ended the Second Italian War of Independence, a milestone in the unification of Italy, Lombardy was annexed to the Kingdom of Piedmont, while Veneto remained in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Between the borders of the two states (Zona Franca), there was a building defined as “la casetta”(“the little house”). From 1859 to 1865 it was the residence of customs guards, with surveillance duties between the two borders and from which it took the name of “Casello” (“Frontier Guard Post”). Later it was inhabited by the Bondoni family from which it took its last name. In 1914 it was bought by Michelangelo Tomasi, a breeder and wine-lover from the mountains of Vicenza. Subsequently (1931) the farm passed to his son Giovan Maria, a pious man, passionate breeder of dairy cows, under whom the drainage work continued intensively. In the early 60’s his son Marco succedeed his father, focusing with passion and dedication on the cultivation of the vine, on the production and on the sale of wine in demijohn, according to tradition. Since the 90’s his son Gaetano continues the family business, as proud owner and wine-maker of Casello Bondoni.
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