Story: Ticino and California in a bottle

Rows of fragrant vines with a view

Heady scents amid vineyard-covered hills and stunning views.

Two regions with a wealth of history and tradition that have been making exquisite wines for years. Falling in love with Mendrisiotto and its grapes is easy even for those from far away.

THE CHARACTER

Louise, Wine-lover, lives in Ticino and Mendrisiotto keeps her memories of California alive.

Louise, Wine-lover, lives in Ticino and Mendrisiotto keeps her memories of California alive.
With a bit of imagination it could look like the Pacific Ocean.

On the wine-growing terraces of Mendrisiotto, overlooking Lake Lugano, is where Louise remembers her beloved Napa Valley. The sun is rising and the fresh air heralds a day of full harvest.

Grab a basket and off you go! Louise fell in love with Ticino and its wine from day one. Oval in shape, purplish in colour, slightly rough to the touch, with a mildly acidic taste and sweet scent.

Mendrisiotto
Mendrisiotto

A multisensory experience that offers unforgettable moments.

Mendrisiotto
Lago di Lugano

But when she wants to relax, Louise undoubtedly prefers to be on a boat in the middle of Lake Lugano surrounded by breath-taking views, just like a sunny day on a Californian beach!

Grotto al Ritrovo, Brione sopra Minusio.

And when her friends come to visit her? "There are so many extraordinary and unique places in Ticino!" In fact, Louise has lots of options: from a trip to Monte San Salvatore to a rejuvenating swim in the rivers of the Verzasca or Maggia valleys, finishing with a tasty dinner based on Ticino flavours in an enchanting grotto restaurant. But let's not forget fun local events such as the Harvest Festival!

There are so many extraordinary and unique places in Ticino!
Mendrisiotto
Pro tip
Bike'n'Wine: Discover wine on a bike tour through the vineyards - fun is guaranteed!
40% of grapes from Ticino are produced in Mendrisiotto.
You can learn to recognize a good glass of wine at the Casa del Vino Ticino in Morbio Inferiore.

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