• Tenuta Castello di Morcote
  • Tenuta Castello di Morcote
  • Tenuta Castello di Morcote

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Tenuta Castello di Morcote

Tenuta Castello di Morcote extends over a vast promontory of 172 hectares surrounded by Lake Ceresio, south of Lugano.

In the heart of the estate - in a spectacular panoramic position overlooking the lake - lies the Castle of Morcote, built by the Dukes of Milan in the 15th century and now the only medieval fortress existing in the Sottoceneri. The company, family-run for 4 generations, cultivates on its own 7 hectares of vineyard in Morcote where the main grape varieties are Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.

The Morcote terroir enjoys a unique context, as it consists of an outcropping layer of red porphyry, a rock of volcanic origin, and a particular microclimate generated by the lake. Viticulture is accurate, mainly manual. The vineyard is scrupulously processed in biological management and in 2017 the Castello di Morcote vineyard has obtained the federal bio certification.

The goal of the estate is to obtain very high quality grapes to create expressive and authentic wines, which are the expression of the land from which they come.

Wine List:

  • Castello di Morcote
  • Castello di Morcote Bianco
  • Castello di Morcote Riserva
  • Bianca Maria
  • Favola
  • Il Moro
  • Rubino

Visits and tastings by appointment only.


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  1. Contact

    Tenuta Castello di Morcote
    Fam. Gianini
    Strada al Castel 27
    6921 Vico-Morcote
    +41 91 996 12 30

  2. Notes

    It is with great pleasure and satisfaction that we would like to inform you that the Castello di Morcote estate has been nominated as one of the 2021 finalists for the Swiss Wine Tourism Award.