Collio

A harmonious balance between man and the environment, sea and mountains, hills and forests.
The Collio is considered one of the most evocative territories in Italy, full of history and culture, where nature rules.

A borderland that intertwines cultures peoples and traditions, a harmonious balance between man and nature, a unique microcosm with a strong identity. The history of the Collio is a journey that begins in the Austro-Hungarian Empire and continues to the present day. During the First World War it was the site of the Italian occupation of Gorizia, which was then assigned to Italy at the end of the war, Collio was on the front line, and the bloodiest ‘Battles of the Isonzo’ were fought among its vineyards. It was then incorporated into the German Adriatic until 1945, where it was occupied by Tito’s Yugoslav partisans. It was then assigned almost entirely to Yugoslavia. Since 1991, the former Yugoslav part of the Collio has been part of the Slovenian Republic. The reconstructions that followed encouraged the development of viticulture, planting new vineyards with noble and valuable grapes.

History

A borderland that intertwines cultures peoples and traditions, a harmonious balance between man and nature, a unique microcosm with a strong identity. The history of the Collio is a journey that begins in the Austro-Hungarian Empire and continues to the present day. During the First World War it was the site of the Italian occupation of Gorizia, which was then assigned to Italy at the end of the war, Collio was on the front line, and the bloodiest ‘Battles of the Isonzo’ were fought among its vineyards. It was then incorporated into the German Adriatic until 1945, where it was occupied by Tito’s Yugoslav partisans. It was then assigned almost entirely to Yugoslavia. Since 1991, the former Yugoslav part of the Collio has been part of the Slovenian Republic. The reconstructions that followed encouraged the development of viticulture, planting new vineyards with noble and valuable grapes.

History

A borderland that intertwines cultures peoples and traditions, a harmonious balance between man and nature, a unique microcosm with a strong identity. The history of the Collio is a journey that begins in the Austro-Hungarian Empire and continues to the present day. During the First World War it was the site of the Italian occupation of Gorizia, which was then assigned to Italy at the end of the war, Collio was on the front line, and the bloodiest ‘Battles of the Isonzo’ were fought among its vineyards. It was then incorporated into the German Adriatic until 1945, where it was occupied by Tito’s Yugoslav partisans. It was then assigned almost entirely to Yugoslavia. Since 1991, the former Yugoslav part of the Collio has been part of the Slovenian Republic. The reconstructions that followed encouraged the development of viticulture, planting new vineyards with noble and valuable grapes.

History

A borderland that intertwines cultures peoples and traditions, a harmonious balance between man and nature, a unique microcosm with a strong identity. The history of the Collio is a journey that begins in the Austro-Hungarian Empire and continues to the present day. During the First World War it was the site of the Italian occupation of Gorizia, which was then assigned to Italy at the end of the war, Collio was on the front line, and the bloodiest ‘Battles of the Isonzo’ were fought among its vineyards. It was then incorporated into the German Adriatic until 1945, where it was occupied by Tito’s Yugoslav partisans. It was then assigned almost entirely to Yugoslavia. Since 1991, the former Yugoslav part of the Collio has been part of the Slovenian Republic. The reconstructions that followed encouraged the development of viticulture, planting new vineyards with noble and valuable grapes.

History

Territory

Collio is enclosed between the Judrio torrent to the west and the Isonzo river to the east. Approximately 1,300 hectares of vineyards extend in the area, situated on hillsides exposed to the sun and influenced by the benefits of the Adriatic Sea, which help to make the climate milder and extremely favourable for viticulture. The soil is composed of stratified marls and sandstones, of Eocene origin, which formed the ancient seabed; as a result of the uplifting of the seabed, the hills of Collio gave rise to a soil rich in minerals, perfect for viticulture, and giving an unmistakable taste to the wines produced here.

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Territory

Collio is enclosed between the Judrio torrent to the west and the Isonzo river to the east. Approximately 1,300 hectares of vineyards extend in the area, situated on hillsides exposed to the sun and influenced by the benefits of the Adriatic Sea, which help to make the climate milder and extremely favourable for viticulture. The soil is composed of stratified marls and sandstones, of Eocene origin, which formed the ancient seabed; as a result of the uplifting of the seabed, the hills of Collio gave rise to a soil rich in minerals, perfect for viticulture, and giving an unmistakable taste to the wines produced here.

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The climate

Collio is characterised by a mild climate, influenced by the warm currents of the Adriatic Sea, which keep the grapes dry, and the protection of the cold wind from the Julian Alps to the north.

The soil

The soil is an ideal substratum, rich in calcium carbonate (ponca), which has a positive influence on the flavour of the wine, favouring the development of fine viticulture.

Collio Wines

The production of Collio wines has been an internationally recognised excellence since 1968 with the DOC Collio designation. Ours is a predominantly white wine cellar, typical of this area, but with a small offer of rather special Friulian red wines as well. The protagonists of these lands are the white grapes, also known as –The yellow gold of Collio-, which are born from the combination of soil, sun and wind, and which have very precise characteristics that unmistakably identify the territory. Collio, with its pedoclimatic variety and subsoil of sandstone marl of Eocene origin, is one of the best areas in Italy for the cultivation of white berry varieties. These wines are characterised by good aromaticity and olfactory complexity, body, structure, acidity and a mineral vein that makes them particularly recognisable, providing a wonderful balance of flavours and aromas.

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Collio Wines

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The production of Collio wines has been an internationally recognised excellence since 1968 with the DOC Collio designation. Ours is a predominantly white wine cellar, typical of this area, but with a small offer of rather special Friulian red wines as well. The protagonists of these lands are the white grapes, also known as –The yellow gold of Collio-, which are born from the combination of soil, sun and wind, and which have very precise characteristics that unmistakably identify the territory. Collio, with its pedoclimatic variety and subsoil of sandstone marl of Eocene origin, is one of the best areas in Italy for the cultivation of white berry varieties. These wines are characterised by good aromaticity and olfactory complexity, body, structure, acidity and a mineral vein that makes them particularly recognisable, providing a wonderful balance of flavours and aromas.

For our company, environmental sustainability is the starting point of a process that brings producers and consumers together, and that focuses attention on the uniqueness of each wine as an expression of individual production; we strive to maintain the integrity of the soil and protect biodiversity, adding value to our business.

Biodiversity
and sustainability

For our company, environmental sustainability is the starting point of a process that brings producers and consumers together, and that focuses attention on the uniqueness of each wine as an expression of individual production; we strive to maintain the integrity of the soil and protect biodiversity, adding value to our business.

Biodiversity
and sustainability

For our company, environmental sustainability is the starting point of a process that brings producers and consumers together, and that focuses attention on the uniqueness of each wine as an expression of individual production; we strive to maintain the integrity of the soil and protect biodiversity, adding value to our business.

Biodiversity and sustainability

For our company, environmental sustainability is the starting point of a process that brings producers and consumers together, and that focuses attention on the uniqueness of each wine as an expression of individual production; we strive to maintain the integrity of the soil and protect biodiversity, adding value to our business.

Biodiversity and sustainability

For our company, environmental sustainability is the starting point of a process that brings producers and consumers together, and that focuses attention on the uniqueness of each wine as an expression of individual production; we strive to maintain the integrity of the soil and protect biodiversity, adding value to our business.

Biodiversity and sustainability

Local tourism

Not only wine, but also history and culture, in the Collio we find numerous events and tourist activities, small villages, villas and castles surrounded by nature with breathtaking views. The castle of Gorizia, the village of Oslavia and the hills of Dolegna are just some of the beauty and variety of this area. Our farm is situated in an excellent position for visiting and discovering the Collio and its beauties, and two of the most important cities in the area, Trieste and Udine, are within easy reach. 

10 km away, on the Natisone river, is the town of Cividale del Friuli, founded by the Romans and later the first Longobard capital. It is now a Unesco World Heritage site. 35 km away you can visit the famous Roman Forum and Museum in Aquileia near the Lagoon of Grado and Trieste, both located in the Upper Adriatic Sea. Udine, the fifth largest city of the Republic of Venice in terms of importance and population, is 20 km away. Visit the works of Palladio and Tiepolo.

Local tourism

Not only wine, but also history and culture, in the Collio we find numerous events and tourist activities, small villages, villas and castles surrounded by nature with breathtaking views. The castle of Gorizia, the village of Oslavia and the hills of Dolegna are just some of the beauty and variety of this area. Our farm is situated in an excellent position for visiting and discovering the Collio and its beauties, and two of the most important cities in the area, Trieste and Udine, are within easy reach. 

10 km away, on the Natisone river, is the town of Cividale del Friuli, founded by the Romans and later the first Longobard capital. It is now a Unesco World Heritage site. 35 km away you can visit the famous Roman Forum and Museum in Aquileia near the Lagoon of Grado and Trieste, both located in the Upper Adriatic Sea. Udine, the fifth largest city of the Republic of Venice in terms of importance and population, is 20 km away. Visit the works of Palladio and Tiepolo.


Tastings, Art, History and Culture

A break in our wine resort can be a relaxing moment, amidst wine tastings, a swimming pool and green Collio.

Our area is also rich in opportunities to immerse yourself in Central European culture, or in its thousand-year history.

Or if you prefer, you can range from jazz to oriental cinema.

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