Owned by the North-east Agricultural Consortium, Caorsa Winery was founded in 1987 with the aim of making wine and enhancing the wine production of Affi, Cavaoin, Caprino, Pastrengo, Bussolengo, Garda, Castelnuovo del Garda and especially Bardolino. Thanks to the immediate qualitative results, the number of the members has sharply increased so that today the Caorsa Winery gathers and processes the grapes of its 350 members coming from more than 800 hectares.
Its modern equipment presses an average of 120,000 tons of grapes per year, 2/3 of which are Bardolino grapes. They require a separate wine making process according to the origin and the quality. Particular attention is paid to the management of the vineyards: only from excellent quality grapes, that is to say ripe, healthy and concentrated, excellent wines can be made.
The skilled viticulturists of the Caorsa Winery work closely with the members, assisting them in the whole grape growing process, from pruning to the harvest.
Removing the old vines in favour of new ones is always to be advised given that a low yield per plant and excellent quality can both be obtained with a new espalier training method and a high number of vine stocks per hectare.
Caorsa Winery is also proud to count on an Olive growers department. The members give their olives from the hills on the eastern side of Lake Garda to a close oil mill from which a delicate and elegant extra virgin olive oil DOP of extremely high quality is produced. To guarantee the authenticity of the product, a numbered seal is applied on each bottle.