Who knows what a wine produced from this land tasted like over a thousand years ago. It was certainly already very popular, as evidenced by some ancient papers dating back to the 8th century AD, when the best wine of the Benedictine community was produced in the powerful convent of Santa Giulia da Brescia.
There are written documents that attest to a winemaking tradition that has continued uninterrupted to the present day. Few places in Europe have such a rich collection of records showing wine accompanying man across the centuries.
Even our beloved “bubbles” have ancient origins. It is known without a doubt that fine sparkling white wines were being produced for a demanding clientele as early as the thirteenth century. It is therefore no coincidence that in 1961 Guido Berlucchi and Franco Ziliani developed the first bottle of Franciacorta Metodo Classico right here.
Historic documents dating back to the powerful convent of Santa Giulia da Brescia provide the first recorded evidence of Franciacorta’s excellence in wine production way back in the 8th century AD.
A man in love with his vineyards meets a young expert and visionary. Then there is a question, a moment of silence, and the doors open on a new era.
United around the idea of outstanding quality. The pioneer Franco Ziliani and his family, together with the winemakers of Franciacorta, have changed the history of this territory.
There are certain fascinating stories that only the ancient walls of a sixteenth-century stately home can inspire.
The Berlucchi vineyards are the very essence of Franciacorta. It is here that nature meets the hand of man to give rise to an outstanding fruit.
A small but very special patch of land, with a winemaking culture dating back centuries. Here the mild climate of Lake Iseo meets the fresh breezes of Val Camonica, and the magic of Franciacorta is born.