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 Farming Company came to the current owner, Giancarlo Scaglione, from the original family. The company has been documented since 1926, while the stone cave-cellar and part of the buildings date back to 1700. Up to 1985, the Company was managed as a producer of grapes for sale, and only a small quantity was used to produce wine to be used by the family. The grapes that came from our vineyards were highly considered by the buyers and received particular prizes for their excellent quality.
In 1985, being encouraged by Giacomo Bologna, the over-ripening of the Moscato grapes and the production of the Forteto della Luja Moscato wine started and achieved prestigious acknowledgments and the registration on the Loazzolo d.o.c. late harvesting on the G.U. of 19-05-1992. 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 vineyards crossed by the Rio Luja. The company has been a WWF-affiliated oasis since 2007 and since 2011 the Educational Headquarters of the University of Gastronomical Sciences in Pollenzo. Giovanni Scaglione, an eco-viticulturist, is in charge of the naturalistic oasis.