By / 19th February, 2014 / Blog, What's on FVG / Off


Friuli Venezia Giulia Wine Tour – You might know that some of Italy’s finest white wines are produced in Friuli Venezia Giulia wine region. Friuli Wines are certainly among the best dry whites in Italy thanks to the best combinations of land and climate for the cold-weather grapes. Friuli Venezia Giulia wine region is named the “wine gold land” and it is a feast of surprises where traditional foods and wines are very important.

Did you know for instance that San Daniele ham, one of the country’s most sublime porcine delights, is a prized Friuli feed? Or that the world-renowned Illy coffee empire is located in Trieste?


 There are many events that highlight regional culinary specialities as well as the excellent wines almost everywhere. Among the most important there is the WINE FESTIVAL “CANTINE APERTE” on Sunday the 25th of May 2014.
Cantine Aperte” means Open Cellars, this is the most important Wine Festival in the whole Italy, when many wineries open their cellars to visit and tasting attracting many tourists and wine enthusiasts from the whole world. This is a Festival dedicated to all tourists and wine enthusiasts interested to know better about wine, visit the wine cellars, learn how the wine is made and above all things, taste many different types of wine.

Plan your wine tour in Friuli Venezia Giulia Udine around Cantine Aperte. The festival takes place every year on the last Sunday in May and many of the wineries are hosting dinners on the Saturday night before Cantine Aperte, where they pair local food specialties with wines from their own cellars.

Come to Friuli Venezia Giulia to discover the famous and delightful wine region around Udine.
This route starts from, and returns to, Udine. It takes you through the Colli Occidentali del Friuli and the part of the Friuli-Grave DOC – the largest zone in the region – that lies in the province of Udine. The terrain, called magredi, has little surface water. Prevalently stony and gravelly, the magredi are a superb environment for cultivating vines, which were planted here in Roman times. Their outstanding fruit yields fragrant whites, like Tocai Friulano, Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco, as well as full-bodied reds, including Merlot. This is a zone of resurgent springs, which form small pools of crystalline water surrounded by luxuriant vegetation. Visitors will find castles, ancient villas and characteristic villages to explore. But there are also many other itineraries around Friuli.

Contact us for any additional information and for a tailored itinerary from start to finish. If you plan to fly to Italy we can provide you with a taxi service to get from the Airport to Udine to Hotel Suite Inn, then you can enjoy the Wine Festival by the special BUS “on wine”. You will be brought from a wine cellar to the other, you won’t get lost and you’ll avoid the Italian strict control of alcohol limit!

Plan your wine tour in Friuli Venezia Giulia! Book now our special offer for the WINE FESTIVAL 2014!