Riccardo Azienda Agricola WInery, 200 Years Of Viticulture
The Fornasier family began producing grapes since the late 1800s as agriculture was one of the few existing resources in the high hills of Cartizze. The vineyards were generally cultivated in the hills while in the countryside grass was sown for the cows and the mulberry tree was kept for the silkworm. The particular balance of the soil and the microclimate of Prosecco, Valdobbiadene, and Conegliano region gives that unique character in their wine. The main types of grapes they produce are Glera and Prosecco which gives its delicate and creamy structure, perfectly combined with an enveloping and persistent freshness; a savory and harmonious taste in their amazing wines.
The Cellar That Houses Wines From The Last 70 Years
The Fornasier family began commercial production of their wines from 1918 and supplied it to the local markets. In the 1960 ’s, Riccardo continued the legacy of his family tradition, producing wine with a certified supply chain, selecting the best production areas, and involving a new generation of agronomists and winemakers in the project. They have a unique tradition to store some of their best for the future, this led to a cellar that still has their collection from the past 70 years.
Tradition And Sustainablility
Most of their process follows the tradition that is inherited from generation to generation. They believe in natural principles, respecting the time, and methods required to obtain a product in the purest form. All the tasks in vineyards are done manually. The workers use organic and sustainable methods on their farms while keeping the environment and health in mind and continually protecting their vines for the future.