It is told, that once upon a time when the Garda Lake and the smaller Frassine Lake where connected by chanels, black merchants arrived on their boats from the north and used the houses along the water for hiding their smuggled merchandise, and some people swear that wolves did protect those hideaways.
Ca’ Loiera estate of the Tiraboschi family, is therefore called wolves house.
Only grapes from the 18 ha vineyards belonging to this estate are used in the production. White Lugana grapes grow on flat, argillaceous ground and on the hills Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
Franco Tiraboschi is the man of action and responsible for vine making, his wife Ambra is the host for guests who want to visit the cellars, which partly are located underneath lake level.
Approximately 120.000 bottles of wine are produced every year, and sold on the national market through wine-bars, restaurants and special wine stores and a good quantity is exported.
During week ends it is possible to eat local specialities inside the estate.
Franco and Ambra Tiraboschi were sometimes called a cuvée of courage and madness, but their Lugana, one of the most regular of the denomination, have their feet firmly on the ground: their more readable quality is the reality.