Visiting hours : every day from Monday to Saturday from 10 to 12 a.m. and from 2 to 6 p.m. upon reservation. The visit to the oasis, the vineyard and the old cellar followed by the tasting of 3 or 4 wines served with typical products takes about one hour. It is free of charge for Italians and Europeans. For non-European tourists the cost of the tasting is 15€ each. If you wish to have a special tasting with a cold buffet, the cost will be 20€ per person.
The Forteto Della Luja Agricultural Farm was handed down to the current owner, Giancarlo Scaglione, from his father’s maternal family. The company has been documented since 1926, while the stone cave-cellar and part of the buildings date back to 1700. Up until 1985, the company produced grapes for sale, and only a small quantity was used to produce wine. The grapes that came from our vineyards were highly considered by the buyers and received particular prizes for their excellent quality.
In 1985, encouraged by Giacomo Bologna, the old tradition of the over-ripening of the Moscato grapes resumed, started by his great grandfather Giovanni, and the production of the Moscato Passito Piasa Rischeri wine that achieved prestigious recognitions, and the pubblication in the G.U. of the 19th May 1992 of the Loazzolo d.o.c. late harvesting. The Loazzolo d.o.c. is currently considered the smallest in Italy.
The name Forteto della Luja comes from the name of the woods surrounding the farm’s vineyards crossed by the Luja stream. Since 2007, the company has been a WWF-affiliated oasis, and since 2011 the Educational location of the University of Gastronomical Sciences in Pollenzo. Giovanni Scaglione, an eco-viticulturist, is in charge of the natural oasis.