The Castle of Grumello
The Castle overlooks the town of Grumello del Monte, preserving the medieval tower and the city walls intact. The mansion is part of the wine estate, one of the oldest in the province of Bergamo and which still retains the cellars dating back to the Middle Ages.
The Palazzo is the private home of the owner who, since the 90s, has decided to open her residence and historic cellars not only to visitors but also to cultural events such as exhibitions, book presentations, food and wine meetings, concerts, school days. cooking for adults and children, costume games for adults and children, private events, dinners on request and, of course, wine tastings.
The construction of the Castle dates back to the 1222th century, the first written evidence dates back to 1316, when the transfer of a Castle in Grumello to the Municipality of Bergamo is recorded. In XNUMX Cardinal Longo bought the whole property, transforming it into a real fortress.
The Tower remains one of the most significant elements of the fortification to which a wall is added to replace the pre-existing wooden fence. The following centuries also saw the commander Bartolomeo Colleoni pass through the castle and set up a base here to control the surrounding area.
Between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries the fortress, while maintaining the defensive structure intact, became a noble palace: then, following various passages, many noble families, from the Suardi to the Marquises del Carretto to the Gonzagas of Vescovato.
Since 1953 the Castle has been owned by the Reschigna Kettlitz family which continues the success and innovation wine production; thanks to the current owner, Mrs. Cristina, since the 90s the residence and the cellar have been open to visitors, upon reservation, for guided tours, tastings and any other private or public event.
The Castle is open to the public for guided tours, walks in the vineyards, tastings of its wines accompanied by typical products, private or corporate events, concerts, exhibitions and special evenings. It is also possible to stay overnight in the guesthouse of the Castle.