DOC Friuli Colli Orientali
Art, culture, history and, of course, wine: the production area of “Friuli Colli Orientali” DOC wines, which has Cividale as its historical chief town and the most renowned centre beyond regional borders, is yet to be discovered – or almost – in terms of tourism and landscape.
We are based in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, just a few kilometres from Udine and from beach resorts that are well known to Italian and foreign tourists, such as Lignano and Grado. Yet another type of tourism can be experienced that is ideal for those who want to discover the traditions and history of lands steeped in natural beauty and artistic treasures.
A “vineyard-garden” not only capable of providing a sophisticated product – Ramandolo, a wine that everyone recognises, has a finesse that results in it being equally or similarly acknowledged like the most famous sweet wines on the international market – but also an opportunity to combine wine production with other activities related to the wine sector. For example, in the municipality of Nimis, the number of “agriturismi” (farmhouse hospitality facilities) saw an increase that was impossible to predict until a few years ago.
DOCG Colli Orientali del Friuli Picolit
The “Colli Orientali del Friuli Picolit” DOCG area spreads throughout 19 municipalities in the central-eastern part of the province of Udine, close to the border with Slovenia.
The municipalities involved, even only with small parcels of land, are: Attimis, Buttrio, Cividale del Friuli, Corno di Rosazzo, Faedis, Magnano in Riviera, Manzano, Moimacco, Nimis, Povoletto, Premariacco, Prepotto, Reana del Rojale, Remanzacco, San Giovanni al Natisone, Tarcento, Tricesimo and Torreano.
The winemaking tradition in the area where “Rosazzo” DOCG wine, bearing the same name, is produced is of great importance and historical significance. Its synergy with the Abbey of Rosazzo, the religious, cultural, political and social centre located here, has also facilitated the documentation of wine production over the last thousand years.
Since ancient times, the Abbey’s leading role has positively influenced the development of these areas.