The Tenuta San Giorgio has over 17 acres of land. Its vineyards are almost exclusively in sandy, well-drained soil that is slightly acidic—moraines dating from the last ice age. At an altitude of between 320 and 520 meters above sea level, the vineyards extend primarily between Agno and Pura. This unique micro-climate allows for experimentation with a range of species of vine. As a result, in addition to Merlot, we also grow Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Marselan, Malbec, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Kerner, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Albarinho.


The heart

This is the heart and roots of the Tenuta. An idyllic oasis just around the corner from Lugano where peace reigns supreme: a world unto itself. This vineyard is awoken each morning by the kiss of the first rays of the sun, with a panoramic view over the Gulf of Agno and the arm of the lake that extends up to the Italian foothills.


Aromatic overtones of our Crescendo

In this highly bio-diversified vineyard are the Tenuta’s oldest species of vine. The meditative silence lends a sense of balance between man and nature, also thanks to the breathtaking view. The micro-climate of sun and wind is unique and touches the depths of the soul, reflected in the aromatic overtones of our “Crescendo” wine.


The most recent addition

The most recent addition to the Tenuta and in the vanguard from all points of view. In the Malcantone area and nestled in the grounds of a hotel, this vineyard is the link between civilization and nature, a relaxing oasis that soars above the chaos of road traffic. It is an experimental vineyard with a range of vine species where we study techniques to combat climate change and parasite infestation.

Selva / Agno

The steepest vineyard

Selva, the Tenuta’s steepest and most rugged vineyard, is a verdant jewel set in a built-up area and exposed to the wind, sun and weather. Here, the vines must be able to survive, like pioneers on virgin soil. This vineyard was planted with a Merlot clone from Malcantone. Just a few meters away is the Agno vineyard which was planted on a plot of land that had been overrun and which is now the base of our “Sottoroccia” wine.


The small vineyard

This small vineyard at the entrance to the Tresa Valley produces grapes that are a favorite of the local fauna and birds and, as a result, much sought-after. What remains is striking for its unique aromatic character.


A unique micro-climate

At the foot of Mount Lema, with a unique micro-climate, is a small vineyard surrounded by other plots and by blueberry patches. It is shielded from the elements and in the summer is often pleasantly cool. This vineyard, planted with Sauvignon Blanc, is cultivated and tended as if it were his own garden by a friend of the family.