Isola Augusta is an ECO FRIENDLY winery located in Friuli Region and was bought by Renzo Bassani in 1959, the Father of Massimo Bassani who leads today the company together with his son Jacopo, the third generation shown to the third millennium.
The past and the future live together in this company, the mission has always been the production of quality wines, respecting tradition and respecting the environment.
The company name has an historical reason.
Isola means island, because in the past, where the cellar is now built, the area was an island surrounded by the water of the Stella and Tagliamento river;
Augusta because we are located on the ancient famous Via Annia that led Friuli to Rome during the Roman Empire and has come to the present day.
The Via Annia was built by Emperor Augusto to whom we dedicate the production of our Premium wines, in the labels of Augusteo, Les Iles and Refosco Riserva appears the coin representing his face.
We run also an Agriturismo, where people can enjoy the calm and relax our beautiful countryside and taste local food . Well located 45 minutes from Venice and only 5 minutes by the sea, Isola Augusta is a good place to spent holidays and to experience “La Dolce Vita”.
The Winery is made up about 50 hectares in one plot, the composition of the soil is clay, sand and silt.
We decided to plant native grapes like prosecco (glera),ribolla gialla, friulano, refosco and schioppettino, but also international grapes as sauvignon,pinot grigio, chardonnay, pinot noir, merlot and cabernet .The expression of the wines is very elegant, with good sapidity and longevity, our terroir in terms of the lay of the land, height above sea level, and environmental factors it is very similar to Bordeaux.
We always paid special attention to the environment and over time we adopted numerous measures to produce wine by ecological and sustainable policy through the use of renewable energy sources. All buildings, included our agriturismo are heated naturally using geothermal energy and we are energy self-sufficiency by photovoltaic systems production, all this with ZERO emissionDescription