Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC
The territory of Colli Orientali del Friuli is located in the easternmost part of the province of Udine and includes several municipalities, including Manzano, where our vineyards and our cellar are present.
The fields where we cultivate the vine have always been dedicated to viticulture thanks to their mineralogical composition, their hilly position and favorable climatic conditions that distinguish this land.
First the Celts and then the Romans boost viticulture in the sunny slopes of Colli Orientali del Friuli.
Over the centuries, viticulture expanded considerably: at the end of the Middle Ages, Friulian wine (no longer in amphora, but in wooden barrels) was transported to the countries of northern Europe.
From Giulio Cesare to our days, through twenty centuries of history, the cultivation of vines and the production of worldwide famous wines represent a heritage of tradition in which the roots of the oenological vocation of the Colli Orientali del Friuli are grafted.
It is therefore a territory of excellence, unique and inimitable, which is indelibly reflected in each of our wines.
The over 2000 hectares of vineyards in this area are renamed “Vineyard and Wine Park”, a happy synthesis of a project to ensure that viticulture is the ultimate in development under the integrated management of economic and environmental resources. In this integration, food and wine tourism plays a key role.
The “Friuli Colli Orientali and Ramandolo” Consorzio was born – among first in Italy – in the 1970s. Several decades have passed, and it’s during this time that the viticulture of these areas has grown considerably at national and international level.
Today the Consorzio brings together about 200 members, of which about 3/4 are bottlers. From their vineyards (2,100 hectares), they produce more than 80,000 hectoliters of DOC wine, 30 percent of which are marketed abroad. An export destined mainly to European countries, but does not exclude countries such as the United States or Japan. Austria and Germany remain important markets where the Consorzio organizes presentations and tastings particularly appreciated.