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Tenuta San Giorgio, a Ticino cellar in Gault & Millau’s Top 100

Discover the San Giorgio cellar and bed & breakfast, as well as some incredible wine tourism opportunities around Lugano.

We went to meet Mike Rudolph on a wonderful August day, at the San Giorgio cellar in Cassina d’Agno.

Mike Rudolph spoke to us about his winery and his passion

The San Giorgio estate originally only had two hectares of vineyards. Mike was brave enough to invest in another five hectares on a plot of land which at the time was home to forests and pastures.

The San Giorgio cellar and wines

The winery is featured in Gault & Millau’s Top 100. Make an appointment for a chance to taste the domaine’s different grape varieties: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdeau, Marcelin, Malbec, etc. as well as Sottoroccia and Arcotondo, San Giorgio’s prizewinning wines.

Enjoy the views over Lake Lugano with a glass of wine in hand

San Giorgio also has a guérite holiday home available for bookings. The house boasts 180 degree views over Lake Lugano. The cellar is located higher up in the village, about 150 metres away.

Groups of 4 to 20 people can be accommodated if you book ahead. Mike Rudolph offers set tastings with cured meats from CHF 18 per person, lasting two hours.  During this time, you’ll also be able to visit the cellar, walk through the vineyards and enjoy a tasting in the guérite.

As well as visiting the cellar for a tasting during your stay in Ticino or at the village’s open cellar days, you’ll have a chance to meet Mike Rudolph at Arvinis in April.

Wine tourism in the region of Cassina d’Agno

Cassina d’Agno is 10 km from Lugano, and here you can wander around and enjoy the lake. In this article by Madame Oreille you will find recommendations for walks such as:

  • The olive groves
  • Monte Brè
  • Monte Boglia

Golf enthusiasts should note that the Lugano golf course is just a five-minute drive from the winery.

If you’re staying, you can ask Mike Rudolph to book his bed & breakfast for you, which is located just above the cellar. This two-storey B&B can accommodate two or three guests.

Mike Rudolph will speak to you in Swiss German or French, but he won’t be available during the harvest. Please book your visit in Tenuta San Giorgio  in advance so that he can get everything ready.

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