Created in 1975 by Francesco Gettuli, the Citari estate has grown over the years thanks to the love and enthusiasm passed down by the founder to his daughter, Giovanna, who now runs the estate together with her husband, Ugo Mascini, and their children, Maria Giovanna and Francesco.
It lies in a place steeped in history, the San Martino hill, a few yards from the tower of the same name erected as a memorial to the fierce battle fought here on June 24th, 1859, during the second war of independence, which paved the way for the Unification of Italy. Determination, a symbiotic relationship with the land and the constant blend of tradition, past and present, are the features that allow Citari to produce the three prestigious
DOC wines of Lake Garda: Lugana, San Martino and Garda Classico.
The Citari vineyards cover 22 hectares of gentle, south facing glacial slopes. The mild climate and the terroir of Lake Garda create the
most favourable pedoclimate for the perfect, traditional maturation of the grapes. The limited size of the vineyards, the harvesting entirely
by hand, the careful selection of the bunches and the most modern cellar techniques all combine to enhance the peculiar characteristics of these wines, especially their structure and intense, fruity aromas.