Winery Built With Essence From 17th Century
The Villa Fossa Mala is a courtyard structure whose style dates back to the 17th century. It features a drinking fountain, large arches, a centuries-old magnolia tree, and a cobblestone paving around the ancient stables. It is owned by Katia Roncadin, who aims to cultivate the vineyards and produce high-quality Friuli wines here. The estate houses the stables, 15 rooms for guests, a restaurant, a wine shop, and the wine cellar. Guests are welcome all year here to relish the wines and embrace the stunning natural beauty of the place.
Exceptional Microclimate That Produces Spectacular Grapes
The winery’s project started in 2003 in the unique Grave del Friuli DOC region. The soil here consists of clay and silt along with an exceptional microclimate that makes the place perfect for vine cultivation. Earlier, there were just six hectares of vineyards, which are now expanded to 36 hectares. Manual work is done here to preserve the vines and the natural environment. Guyot method of training is used, and the yield of grapes is low but of excellent quality. Chardonnay, Friulano, Sauvignon, Traminer Aromatico, Pinot Grigio, Merlot, Prosecco, Ribola Gialla, etc. are the grapes grown here.
Cellar With 900,000 Litres Capacity Annually
The best grapes are chosen to make their red, white, and sparkling wines. The grapes are brought to the cellar for vinification. The cellar is capable of producing 9000 hectoliters of wine annually. All the processes, including fermentation, ageing, and bottling of wines, take place with the best equipment and technology. The roof has a photovoltaic installation that helps produce the energy to make wines. The estate’s wines are loved, and wine lovers should plan a visit here for a lovely time.