LocationTrentino, ITA


For the Empsons, finely crafted wine is something that should be enjoyed every day, not just for special occasions. With this in mind, they began looking for a new location for their latest winemaking venture and they found it in the Lagarina Valley in Trentino Alto-Adige.


Nestled in the Lagarina Valley is a state-of-the-art winery, ideally situated on gravelly soil, slowly releasing the accumulated heat of the day through the cool, breezy nights.


Neil and Maria Empson wanted to make the quality of this terroir as accessible and affordable as possible, so they focused on creating fruity, fragrant, well-balanced wines whose medium body and smooth texture delicately enhance any meal. The Empsons named the winery Lagaria in honor of the Lagarina Valley where the wines are made.


However, the Empsons were not content to only make white wine and decided to add a red to the range. To achieve the quality they wanted, the Empsons had to travel over 900 miles to Sicily. There, where the heat produces powerful and rich wines, they found an elegant Merlot that fits beautifully beside Lagaria’s Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay.


In 2015, the Lagaria Lifestyle line received an exciting label redesign at the hands of one of Italy’s most exciting illustrators, Stefano Riboli.


Today Lagaria has introduced its new Dolomiti line featuring Pinot Grigio Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT and Pinot Grigio Vigneti delle Dolomiti “Ramato” IGT.  These wines are a reflection of the Dolomiti Mountain range where the grapes grow, crisp and refreshing.  The wines are vinified for early consumption and easy to pair with most meals making them ideal for on-premise locations.