Origins

A vineyard with ancient roots.

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WHEN YOU SIP A FRANCIACORTA, YOU ARE TASTING CENTURIES OF HISTORY.

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.

CURIOSITIES.
Did you know that boats can fly?
Did you know that boats can fly?

Palazzo Lana has always been a place of inspiration. In 1670 Francesco Lana de Terzi, descendant of the noble Terzi family, had a futuristic idea: an airship capable of both sailing and flying thanks to four vacuum-sealed copper spheres that would lift it above Lake Iseo and allow it to float between the water and the sky. Despite the impossibility of making it work, the idea remained in history as a preview of what would one hundred years later become the Montgolfier brothers’ hot-air balloon.

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ORIGINS
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THE ENCOUNTER
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PEOPLE
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PALAZZO LANA
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THE BERLUCCHI VINEYARDS
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FRANCIACORTA
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