Friuli Venezia-Giulia is one of the most beautiful and unique wine regions in Italy due to its geographical position having its boundaries with Austria to the north, Slovenia to the east and the Adriatic sea to the south. Friuli is best known for its premium and diverse production of indigenous grape varieties.

The climate is distinguised by warm days and chilly nights which give the grapes a long and slow growing season; some grapes harvested as late as January.

The wine produced in Friuli represents only 2% of the entire Italian wine production. White wines are the main attraction but some exceptional reds are found.

Traditional grapes such as Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon and Chardonnay, as well as Merlot and Cabernet, grow alongside indigenous varieties Verduzzo, Picolit, Refosco, Schioppettino and Pignolo. That diversity makes Friuli noticeable as one of the up-coming regions.

 

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