A long story made of passion,
tradition and love,
in one word Collio.
The history of Collio’s vineyards dates back to pre-Roman times and crosses the Middle Ages, a period in which Collio’s wines were valued throughout Europe.In the late 1500s the Archdeacon of the Collio village, Gorizia, regularly sent barrels of Collio’s Ribolla wine to the Patriarch of Aquileia.
Collio was at the front lines during World War I, and the bloody Battle of Isonzo River was fought amongst its vineyards. The reconstruction that followed encouraged the evolution of viticulture in the region; new vineyards were specially planted.
In 1964 a local wine association was created in Collio, called the Consorzio Tutela Vini del Collio. This association was one of the first wine assocations in Italy, and in 1968 it received the recognition of the denomination of origin (Collio DOC), a designation of quality in Italy. The charismatic president of the association at that time, Count Attems, had the vision to merge the best local producers, encouraging excellence in the quality of the wine produced.
In 2010, the fusion of the historic Consorzio Tutela Vini Collio (1964) with another wine association, the Consorzio Tutela Vini Carso, led to the birth of the Consorzio Tutela Vini Collio e Carso. The challenge continues today with dynamic creativity and innovation.
Collio: Always True to Itself.