One of the Oldest Winery in Italy
With its agricultural land nestled in the fertile wine regions of Friuli Grave and Lison-Pramaggiore DOC, Principi di Porcia is one of the oldest wineries in Italy. Along with producing high-end wines, the estate follows a traditional agriculture model to grow corn, soy, barley, and silage. One can also find walnut groves, alongside poplars, giving the viewer a splendid experience of magnificent countryside.
Principi Di Porcia Winery, History of More Than 800 Years
Boasting a history of more than 800 years, Principi di Porcia has evolved systematically, much more than any other winery in Italy. Generation after generation, from writers to military officials to noble cultivars, the members of the Porcia family has given something unique to the castle estate. Today, Prince Guecello is the head of the winery and operates it with the help of his cousins and their families. With passion and commitment, the Porcia family works in the vineyards, while maintaining its livestock.
Sustainable Vineyard Producing the Best Grapes in the Region
The family-owned agricultural land is stretched over an area of 840 hectares, out of which 143 hectares are dedicated to vine cultivation. Prince Guecello frowns the usage of chemicals in the fields. Instead, he encourages the use of the organic waste product from the livestock, rich in nitrogen, phosphorous dioxide, and potassium, promoting soil fertility and organic grape farming. The estate grows top-quality Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon, Friulano, and Prosecco, in combination with fruity Ribolla, Refosco, and Cabernet Franc.
It is a worth visiting place if you are a dedicated history- and wine-lover. Walking through the rows of vines and poplars, tasting wines made with traditional methods, discovering rich war history of Venice are only a few things named that tourists can enjoy.