The Collio is a hill area in the province
of Gorizia on the border to Slovenia, which stretches from
Dolegna del Collio and the Judrio stream to the Isonzo river
and the surroundings of Gorizia.
The nature of the ground and its location sheltered from the
cold of the Julian Alps and warmed by the sun of the nearby
Adraitic, yields a premium-quality wine area, among the
finest and the most renowed wines in the world; that is the
reason why the Collio has always represented a special area
for winegrowing where the hills are covered by rows of vines
following its gentle slopes, among woodlands, meadow
grounds, castles and small churches.
always been considered the hearth of Collio, a lively and
ordered village, and above all it is proud of its historical
and artistic heritage; its wine bars, wineries and wine
cellars at the foot of the Quarin Mount are a landmark for
all food - and - wine lovers.
Among the typical wines
of this area, the white wines are predominant (Pinot,
Tocai and Sauvignon above all), even if the red ones are
also renowned (Cabernet e Merlot).
Among the typical products there are sausages and cured
meats: ham, salami, cotechino (a
kind of boiled sausage) cakes: gubana (a roll of
puff pastry filled with nuts, raisins, candied citrus peel,
pine nuts and walnuts), strudel (with apples, plums
or cherries), palacinke (jam or chocolate-filled
pancakes), and furthermore delicious soups, bread
dumplings, game meat and “patate in tecia”
(sliced potatoes roasted in a pan), just to focus on the mix
of Friulian Slovene and Austrian traditions.