Friuli Venezia Giulia

a region influenced by central european traditions

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Friuli Venezia Giulia has always been a meeting point for  different populations and a region characterized  since ancient times by a mix of cultures and culinary traditions coming mainly from Central European countries  rather than from other regions in Italy.

This land still thoroughly preserves the signs of its past times, which, however, remain hidden to those who only visit it superficially without really exploring and deeply experiencing all its traditions.

The region is so particularly interesting and full of history that words cannot completely express its charm. To really live  and enjoy this extraordinarily cozy  land to the full we suggest you  visit the many wineries of the vast and flat area of the registered name Friuli-Grave, the graceful hills of Colli Orientali del Friuli and Collio with its orderly and harmonious grapevine lines.

Wineries for tastings Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC and other wines of the route

Russiz Superiore

Russiz Superiore

Capriva del Friuli (GO)

Located at the top of the hill in the heart of Collio in the village of Capriva del Friuli, in the enchanted hamlet of Russiz Superiore, the Relais Ru...

Lis Neris

Lis Neris

San Lorenzo Isontino (GO)

An oasis of peace and wellness in the heart of Lis Neris. Four apartments inside an ancient farm building, faithfully renovated with passion, to offer...

Fattoria Carsica Bajta

Fattoria Carsica Bajta

Sgonico (TS)

Wine cellar Fattoria Carsica Bajta is located on the Carst's highland, above the city of Triest, a few steps away from the Adriatic sea. In the middle...

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Friuli Venezia Giulia: The territory

The white wines of the region are renowned internationally as full-bodied wines with a particular mineral flavour and great maturity.

The local vine varieties feel the influence of the climate of the nearby  countries: Austria, Slovenia and Croatia. The main white varieties are friulano, verduzzo, ribolla gialla and picolit, whereas the main red varieties are refosco dal peduncolo rosso and tazzelenghe. A must-try are for sure the  withered wines Ramandolo (produced from verduzzo friulano)  and Picolit, but don’t miss  tasting the local grappa (grapes spirit), the famous prosciutto San Daniele and the local cake Gubana di Gorizia.

Important and worth a visit from a cultural point of view is the archaeological site Aquileia, the castle of Muggia and Colle di San Giusto in Trieste. You’ll be highly satisfied!

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Further wine routes

Umbria
Umbria
Emilia Romagna
Emilia Romagna
Liguria
Liguria
Franciacorta, an elegant and sparkling land
Franciacorta, an elegant and sparkling land
Montalcino and Montepulciano
Montalcino and Montepulciano
Valpolicella and Soave
Valpolicella and Soave

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Festival Franciacorta in the winery

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