A vineyard wedding… on Lake Maggiore
Italian great wines are appreciated all over the world. Many couples think about this as main factor for the choice of their wedding destination. All this to match beauty of the territory, great food and wonderful wines. Most wanted destination are Tuscany (for Chianti, San Giminiano and Moltancino vineyards and hills) and Piemonte (for Langhe and Monferrato vineyards and hills).
On our pages here you can find many examples for wine themed wedding over these destinations.
Did you know that you could find a perfect wine themed wedding destination on Italian Lakes too?
As many of you know our website is part of the same team of www.italianlakeswedding.com site. With this post we would like to do a little exchange with it. Do you like our idea?
There are many vineyards on Italian Lakes that could be the perfect destination for an Italian wine themed wedding as Bardolino on Lake Garda, Frascati and Roman Castle (Castelli Romani) on the hills over Lake Albano and Franciacorta on Lake Iseo.
But there is another magic venue for a vineyard wedding on Italian Lakes. An off beaten track destination: Borromeo Castle of Angera on Lake Maggiore.
We have the pleasure to tell you about it thanks to wonderful images by Matrimoni d’Autori, a team of professionals for video and photos on Lake Maggiore.
You can have a look to the photo gallery to appreciate Matrimoni d’Autore’s team work directed by Tiziano Buzzi and Raffaele Della Pace.
Just imagine a perfectly maintained medieval castle with a stunning view over Lake Maggiore all surrounded by vineyards producing a very local wine called Ronchi Varesini wine. What a great setting for a wine themed wedding!
If you are on Lake Maggiore you cannot miss the castle as it is located just on a rock. Borromeo Castle is also known as Rocca di Angera. It can host ceremonies and receptions for groups up to 350 people, inside its rooms or on its panoramic terrace with breathtaking view on Lake Maggiore.
Ronchi Varesini wine has more than 5 centuries of history.
Between 1600 and 1700 all lands around Borromeo Castle were famous for their excellent wine. Wine produced here was all destined to Lords living in Milan.
Press machines in Rocca di Angera and on Santa Caterina del Sasso Hermitage are the evident proves of a great winemaking tradition.
Name of Ronchi Varesini wine comes from the names of the terraces (ronchi) where vines were cultivated on Lake Maggiore since the times of archbishop St. Carlo Borromeo. This up to 1870 when vines were converted in silkworm cultivations or simply abandoned.
Luckily, in these last few years historical vines around Borromeo Castle have been restored and they came back to life producing wonderful red, white and rose wines. It is a small quantity destined only to the guests of the Castle and few restaurants in the area that want to serve very local products on their tables. But tasting a wine with such a long history could be a dive in the past!
What about a vineyard wedding at Borromeo Castle? An unusual and original idea to mix the beauty of Lake Maggiore, the appeal of a Medieval Castle, Italian traditional cuisine and great wines of the territory.
Borromeo Castle, its vineyards, amazing panoramic terrace, castle tower and Medieval garden could be a perfect set for fantastic pictures for a vineyard wedding in Italy!