Farm house Ceresa is in Pozzolengo, situated on the hill opposite the tower of San Martino della Battaglia. The building dates back to the period between the XIV and the XV century and it was first a squared monastery with a big inner courtyard. During the Second Italian Independence War, an important battle between Italians and Austrians was fought there.
At the end of the 19th century Aurelio Conte bought part of the old monastery and some hectars of land. What he bought was the old winery made of stone walls and fire bricks and still nowadays the ancient holes in the stone floor where the fermented wine fell can be seen.
First developed in the wine and livestock sector, Ceresa became then a winery with Merlot, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon wineyards, thanks to the purchase of new hectars of land during the years.
Trebbiano double arched canes are about three hectars and that’s where Lugana wine comes from. The harvest is in september and october and must aging is made in a stainless-steel cask for about six months.
The wines produced by Ceresa are: Lugana doc “Chiaro di Luna”, bottle-fermented sparkling wine “Andrea”, Garda Cabernet, Garda Chardonnay, Garda Merlot, Garda Merlot “Merlito”, Garda Merlot sweet raisin wine “Terre di Battaglia”.
The winery is open from Monday to Saturday from 8.30 to 19.30 and on Sunday from 9.00 to 13.00.