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Tamborini Carlo SA

In 2012 Claudio Tamborini received the prestigious title of "Winemaker of the Year". A pioneer of quality, he made a decisive contribution to shaping the Ticino "wine prodigy".

Founded in 1944 as an import company, in 1978 Claudio Tamborini bought vineyards to produce his own wines. Now Tamborini manages 27 hectares of vineyards in different location (Comano, Lamone, Gudo, Castelrotto, Neggio, Porza) and buy grapes from 70 winegrowers.

The wine assortment is widely diversified and divided into different wine lines; in addition to Mer-lot like the prestigious Comano and SanZeno Costamagna Riserva, we quote about the ESPE line; "experiences" line is the result of new winemaking techniques: ESPE N. 5 is a Merlot vinified in white according to the hyperoxidation method, ESPE N.6 is the “Witouth Merlot” wine and ESPE N.7 is Arinarnoa in purity.

Furthermore, Tamborini has begun the production of PiWi ("pilzwiderstandsfähig") wines, which come from grapes which require fewer treatments because they are more resistant to fungal dis-eases. This demonstrates a look to the future towards environmental sustainability.

The company has new projects "in cellar": new vines and new winemaking methods, which will lead to new wines always respectful to "terroir", an entity that goes beyond the land on which a vineyard lies, the natural, physical and chemical conditions; by terroir we mean the interaction be-tween multiple factors, which includes the winegrowers and consumers of the product, in other words the human value.


The wine shop has over 500 labels ranging from Tamborini wines, French and Spanish wines, great Italian wines, champagne, spirits and a selection of rare whiskies.

Some Tamborini wines:

SanZeno Costamagna Riserva, Ticino Doc Merlot
SanZeno Mosaico, Bianco Ticino Doc
SanZeno Venti
Comano, Riserva, Ticino Doc Merlot
Vignavecchia, Ticino Doc Merlot
Castelrotto, Ticino Doc Merlot, Barrique

Vallombrosa, Ticino Doc Merlot
Vallombrosa Brut Rosé, Spumante Svizzero
Osè, Rosato Ticino Doc
L’Osé d’Hiver, Rosato Ticino Doc
Passo di Tambo, Ticino Doc Merlot
Bianco di Tambo, Bianco di Merlot Ticino Doc

ESPE N. 5, Bianco di Merlot Ticino Doc
ESPE N. 6, “Il senza Merlot” Ticino Doc
ESPE N. 7, Svizzera Italiana Igt

Palmares 2021

Mondial du Merlot 2021:

Gold Medal Passo di Tambo 2020
Silver Medal SanZeno Trentalune 2018

Grand Prix du Vin Suisse 2021:

Gold Medals:

ESPE N. 6 2018
Tenuta San Rocco – Porza 2018 and second place in Merlot category.

Quattromani 2018 und first place in Merlot category (produced by Guido Brivio, Angelo Delea, Feliciano Gialdi and Claudio Tamborini together).

Silver Medals:

Osé 2020
Castelrotto 2018
Comano 2018

Palmares 2022

Mondial du Merlot 2022:

Gold Medals:

D.A. Doppio Appassimento 2018
SanZeno Trentalune 2019
Bianco di Tambo 2021
ESPE N. 5 2021
Terre di Gudo bianco 2021

In addition, ESPE N. 5 2021 wins the Vinofed award and the prize for the best white wine in the competition.


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  1. Contact

    Tamborini Carlo SA
    Claudio Tamborini
    Via Serta 18
    6814 Lamone
    +41 91 935 75 45
    Fax +41 91 935 75 49

  2. Opening

    Open all year
    Open all days
    Monday — Friday: 9:00 am — 12:00 pm / 2:00 pm — 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am — 12:00 pm
    Possibility of visit the cellar by appointment from Monday to Saturday.

  3. How to arrive

    Train Taverne-Torricella, PostBus or Bus

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