Cantina Casetto

The Branchers

Aldo, Chiara, Alessandra, and Andrea

Cantina Casetto | Bardolino, Italy

Cantina Casetto was founded in 1999 on the Southeast coast of Lake Garda within the Classic Bardolino region. It was founded by Aldo and Luana Brancher. Together, they owned and operated Cantina Casetto until late 2018, when unfortunately, Luana lost a long and hard fought battle with cancer. Today, Cantina Casetto is still run by Aldo, with the assistance of his and Luana’s three children, Chiara, Alessandra, and Andrea.

The family lives on the property, and all aspects of their life revolve around Cantina Casetto. Each of the children has their own duties on the vineyards or in the winery.

Aldo is the head winemaker, and has been since their opening in 1999. He has always had a love for the winemaking process and enjoys spending long days in their vineyards. Within Bardolino, Aldo is known for his “incredible sense of aromas”. Chiara, the oldest daughter and certified sommelier, handles all aspects of the financial operations and looks into new business opportunities. Alessandra (Ale) the middle child and second daughter, manages the wine shop at the winery, as well as managing special events. The youngest, Andrea, is still a student, but can be found back at home during school breaks assisting with farming duties, especially during harvest.

In addition to the above, the family employs a team of local employees to assist in all aspects of winery operations. During busy season, especially harvest, they rely on local family and friends to assist in the vineyards, a common practice in the small town!

With less than 50 wineries in the whole region, you can find all producers from Bardolino supporting each other – they all have the same goal of gaining more recognition for the relatively unknown and underrated region of Bardolino.