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GIFT VOUCHERS: Winery visit and wine tasting

GIFT VOUCHERS for a visit to our historical wine cellar with wine tasting.

A different gift for a wine-loving friend, for parents … or even better: for yourself?

We offer GIFT VOUCHERS that can be used for a visit to our historical wine cellar, followed by a guided tasting of our wines and accompanied by typical local cheeses.




For further information please visit our page: WINE TASTINGS

For information call us >> Tel. 0481 61264

or contact us by e-mail >> info@venica.it

Venica & Venica with RONCO DELLE CIME among the excellences of ‘The Queen of Taste’ 2018

08.09.2018  –

On 8 September, the centre of Cortina d’Ampezzo was transformed into a large open-air restaurant thanks to the 2nd edition of “The Queen of Taste”, with the participation of Cortina’s best star chefs and other Italian excellences.

Here are some images from the “StrEAT Lunch”, a very trendy street food theme in a gourmet key … including the dish created in combination with our RONCO DELLE CIME – Friulano [DOC Collio 2017] by Chef Fabio Pompanin of the Al Camin Cortina Restaurant.

with the participation of our Ornella Venica Lauzzana,
Ristorante Tivoli Cortina with Chef Graziano Prest, Ristorante LAGO SCIN with Chef @Carlo Festini Cucco, Pasticceria Alverà with Chef Massimo Alverà, Chef Renzo Dal Farra of Locanda San Lorenzo,
Coppini Arte Olearia


“Nítido e Obscuro” live recording at the Venica&Venica Winery Artists: Gabriele Mirabassi (clarinet), Roberto Taufic (guitar)

One evening in early June 2017, clarinettist Gabriele Mirabassi and guitarist Roberto Taufic ‘explored the various planes of colour and flavour in music’. (cit. Brian Morton)

The recording was made by Stefano Amerio at the Venica&Venica winery in Dolegna del Collio in June 2017 and mixed at the Artesuono studios in Cavalicco with artistic production by Ermanno Basso. Mastering was handled by Danilo Rossi.

“Jazz notes blend with the tasting notes of a glass of wine creating an evening of pure magic.

Emotions run on the wings of the notes of Nítido and Obscuro. Dedicating an unpublished composition to me, Donna Ornella, Gabriele Mirabassi and Roberto Taufic took me to a new dimension that made me feel special.” (cit. Ornella Venica)

“Wine and Jazz. In a way, the juxtaposition is inevitable, not because at its origins it was in semi-dark cellars that jazz music found its most devoted audience, but because both require a skilful combination of skill and technique, excellent raw material and, above all, time. Ermanno Basso, producer of the CAM JAZZ label, confirms the deep ties between wine and jazz, which he defines as “both so full of vitality!”, and emphasises their common ability to cope with the months it takes to organise that one week of recording, roughly the time it takes for a good Friulian wine to acquire its mature identity.” (quoting Brian Morton)

The CDs are available at:


© CoverPhoto of CD by Elisa Caldana
© All other photo rights reserved by Venica&Venica | Carola Nitsch

PITSTOP of the Mitteleuropean Race 2018 at Venica & Venica

02.06.2018 – We are hosting the Mitteleuropean Race, an international regularity race for historic cars, included in the 2018 ACI Sport Super Classic Cup Trophy calendar and divided into two stages between Trieste, Gorizia, the Collio and the Slovenian coastline.
The starring cars speak of history and feats, and so do the names of some of the drivers in the running, from GIULIANO CANE’, winner of 11 editions of the 1000 Miglia, to ARTURO MERZARIO, former Formula 1 driver, known for having helped rescue Niki Lauda from the flames during the accident on the Nürburgring track in 1976.

WineNews – Verona



Taking stock of the state of the art of the VIVA – Sustainability in Wine Growing in Italy project, once again from VINITALY, is ORNELLA VENICA, who in WineNews focuses attention on a fundamental issue: the perception of the concept of sustainability among consumers, often confused with that of organic.

“….. it is true that VIVA was born as a project to protect and respect the environment, but wine is still an agricultural product, so it is essential that it be sustainable, also to become a tool for promoting our territory. And this,’ says Ornella Venica, ‘is the first objective, which we have achieved. The second is to ensure that young people perceive the concept of environmental sustainability when talking about wine: the consumer is still not able to understand what sustainable wine, or winery, means, mistakenly speaking of organic or biodynamic wine, which is in any case very valid, but in the context of Viva the environment comes first, then we also talk about diversity and the vineyard, and therefore agricultural management, which can also be organic or biodynamic …..’

To read the full article


The thrill of hospitality – Venica&Venica


Sustainable mobility and quality hospitality:

Today, one cannot speak of ‘quality of life’ without respect for the environment! Staying in facilities of excellence that focus on protection and sustainability makes the visitor feel part of a unique process in which producers and consumers are allied: together we make the difference and become “Sentinels of the Territory”.


FOOD & WINE Magazine ospite da Venica & Venica

FOOD & WINE Magazine: Italy’s Next Wine Frontier

“On a hilltop above cascades of neat terraced vineyards framed by soft pre-Alpine peaks, Giampaolo Venica is telling me about “promiscuous agriculture.” And grinning. “Actually, it’s just our sexy Italian term for mixed farming,” explains the boyishly handsome 38-year-old scion of the acclaimed Venica & Venica winery. Until wine really took over Friuli in the mid-1980s, everyone just planted vines alongside whatever else they were already growing: fruit, wheat, maize.”

Looking around—Austria is to the north, Slovenia is almost visible to the east and the Adriatic Sea is 20 miles south—I decide that Friuli itself embodies an intriguing “promiscuity”: of cuisines and identities, of traditions and languages. Climates, too. “The salty Adriatic breezes combined with the Italian Alps create distinctive microclimates,” Venica tells me. “That gives Friulian whites their structure and special complexity.”

This once-obscure pocket some 100 miles northeast of Venice, where Mitteleuropa meets the Mediterranean, is captivating Italian and international sommeliers. I, too, have come to Friuli to experience its aromatic whites based on local grapes—Ribolla Gialla, Malvasia and others cultivated here for centuries—as well as the familiar Sauvignons and Pinot Blancs, French grapes introduced by Napoleonic troops. But I also want to explore the foods of Friuli, which is seen as a culinary frontier in Italian cuisine. For the next three days, with Venica as my guide, I’m going to learn just how ideally his wines pair with the region’s hearty offerings.”

Our first stop, before going in search of Friuli’s best salumi, cheeses and bakeries (we’re stocking up for a party in honor of the 2015 vintage), is the family winery. On a lush green estate in Collio, we sample the delicately floral Malvasia along with an apple strudel baked by Venica’s great-aunt Iole. His father, Gianni, and uncle Giorgio, both sporting blue vests, tell me about the winery’s history. The Venica family once grew cherries, apples and plums while producing vino sfuso(bulk wine) for their trattoria, which was famed for its frico—not the wispy wafer known to Americans but a thick, cheesy potato pancake—and, always, polenta. In 1988, just a decade after their first bottling, the Venicas were awarded Tre Bicchieri from Gambero Rosso, the top Italian wine prize. More acclaim followed; the estate grew, and, eventually, the Venicas converted their trattoria to a B&B and began concentrating on vino, with Giampaolo as the brand’s global ambassador. “At first I went door-to-door like a beggar,” he says, “pleading to American sommeliers about our Friuli.” Before long, American wine buyers were becoming more curious about regional Italian whites and eagerly started seeking him out. Soon, the family’s intense Sauvignon (“a vino dramatico“ in Giampaolo’s words), its surprisingly complex Pinot Grigio and its velvety Friulano appeared on the lists of such restaurants as Eleven Madison Park in Manhattan and Alinea in Chicago.

BIBENDA: Friuli, great winemakers meet

Dal n.165 di BIBENDA




“… Modern viticulture continues to enhance the thousand-year-old wine route of this hilly area, which is a great nature itinerary, close to the snows of Carinthia as well as to the sea, a route that speaks of wine, punctuated along the way by the signs of well-known wineries such as Venica, Livio Felluga, Livon and Jermann.”

“… the Via dei Sapori Friuli Venezia Giulia, under the leadership of Walter Filipputti, in collaboration with Jermann, organised a Lunch Show on 24 October, with 20 chefs. Seasonal cuisine that of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Via dei Sapori restaurants, prepared with local products that the chefs help to promote. Through the dishes, in a tireless search for raw materials of the highest calibre, the chefs wish to tell the story of their land and the many historical and cultural contaminations that make it unique; all this together with the 40 winemakers, coming not only from Friuli but also from the rest of Italy and neighbouring Slovenia. On this occasion we had the opportunity to taste many great white wines and fine reds with a typical Friulian character, from the indigenous Friulano and Ribolla Gialla to Sauvignon and Chardonnay. The most widespread red grape variety is Merlot and among the local varieties are Refosco dal Penduncolo Rosso, Schioppettino and Pignolo.”

“… Another level-headed tasting was the 2014 Sauvignon Ronco delle Mele from Venica, a family-run estate in Dolegna del Collio. The property is spread over four hills, with around 35 hectares of vineyards, enhanced by a winery philosophy capable, in each wine, of emphasising its particularities and uniqueness. The 2014 Ronco delle Mele is one of the best Sauvignon wines in Italy: a citrusy nose of grapefruit, then intense lychee, and traversed by a pleasant floral and herbal note (sage and thyme), against a mineral background. In the mouth it is savoury, mineral, with good freshness and consistent aromatic returns.”


To read the entire published article

WINE NEWS TV: harvest 2010

WINE NEWS TV: Vendemmia 2010 – Interview with Gianni Venica.

In the video published on You Tube by WINE NEWS TV, a brief description by Gianni Venica of some important aspects of our 2010 grape harvest. This year’s weather trend particularly affected the ripening of the grapes and thus the duration of the harvest itself.

Listen to Gianni’s interesting account of the ‘Lightning Harvest’:

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