Winery of the Month – JULY 2019
Ca Maiol Winery

In 1967, the Contato family started a winery with 12 hectares of land near Lake Garda in the heart of the Lugana DOC.  This region has been producing wines since Roman times.  As a matter of fact, the remains of the fabulous roman villa have been found and are believed to be the residence of Catullus, a famous roman poet who wrote about the grandeur of the white wines of the area.

The winery is made up of four farmhouses, the oldest of which dates back to 1710.  Today, the wine making facilities have been moved to an ultra-modern underground facility built in 2000.  The modern touches mix with hand harvesting and rigorous berry selection to provide some of the finest wines Lugana has to offer.  They were the first winery to earn “tre bicchieri”, which is the highest rating given by Gambero Rosso, the Italian version of Wine Spectator.

Lugana

Lugana is a white wine only region on the shores of Lake Garda.  The Name Lugana is thought to come from the Latin Lacus Lucanus (lake in the woods.) The grape for this wine is called Turbiana or Trebbiano de Lugana or several other names, it is rather confusing.  With that said, a Lugana has to be 90% Turbiana or whatever name you would like to call this grape.  It is much simpler to just drink it and call it a Lugana.  The wine has apple and stone fruit along with a hint of almond.  The wine has a medium body with a refreshing acidity and slight chalky note from the many layers of limestone in the soil.  Less than 40,000 cases are produced. 
Regularly $19.99   Sale $14.99

Chiaretto Lugana

Here we have a rose wine made up of: Groppello, Barbera, Sangiovese, and Marzemino.  If you have never heard of two of these grapes don’t worry about it, neither have 99% of the wine drinking world.  In Italian literature it has the romantic name of “one night wine” coming from the fact that the wine spends only one night aging on its skins.  The wine is very floral in nose and taste with strawberry and red raspberry flavors.  A slightly heavier wine than Provencal rose.  4500 cases produced. 
Regularly $19.99     Sale $14.99

Giome

This wine is a blend of the same four grapes that make up the Rose.  All of the grapes are vinified separately and then blended together to create a medium bodied wine that transports the drinker to the shores of Lake Garda.  Flavors of red berries, pipe tobacco and some spice notes.  This red will go great with grilled meats. 
Regularly $19.99  Sale $14.99

HOURS

MON-THU – 9:00am–9:30pm
FRI-SAT – 9:30am–10:30pm
SUN – 10:00am–9:30pm

WINERY of the MONTH

UPCOMING EVENTS

03-18-2020 TEMPORARY HOURS

We will be open DAILY from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm for Carry-Out Food, Pick Up Food Window, and our Wine-Food Market.

Thank you for your continued support.

410-224-1330


03-17-2020 Dear Italian Market Supporters,
With the trepidation surrounding the spread of the Coronavirus we wanted to inform you of the extra precautions that have been implemented.  All our food preparation areas are normally cleaned and sanitized at the beginning and end of every shift. We have increased this to hourly.  This hourly cleaning and food grade sanitizing regime will incorporate all surfaces that our guests can encounter.

  • This will include all self-service counters, ordering and receiving counters, bathroom facilities, door handles, push plates and any other area that I am failing to remember at this moment.
  • The tables and chairs will be cleaned and sanitized after every use.
  • All our cleaning and sanitizing agents are food service grade.

For those who would like a bit more distance than the recommended 6 feet of space between people, we offer a drive thru pick-up window. You can give us a call and drive by for pick up.  We go above the necessary not because of any regulations but because of family. This restaurant is a family establishment. It reflects the idea of family that the Lubrano’s hold. On any given day, you can come in and likely run into a family member dining here. These ideas extend beyond the immediate. They extend to the staff, many of which have been with the family for more than 7 years. They also extend to you, our guests. We want to make you feel as though you are with family every time you are here.

From our family to yours, stay safe and take care of one another.

410-224-1330

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