The deep connection of The Bastianich Family stretches back decades and generations. From early connections with the greatest winemaking families in the 1970s and 1980s, to the promotion of the finest wines Friuli had to offer in their Family Resturants in New York City and beyond... Culminating in the realization of a dream to create great wines of longevity and complexity in their own vineyards. The Bastianich Family has been one of the greatest supporters of Friulian wines in the United States and around the world.
Acquired in 1997, The Bastianich vineyards are unique in their varied position and microclimate.
The original vineyard, located in the communes of Buttrio and Premariacco, lies in the warmest, southernmost zone of Friuli Colli Orientali. These terraced vineyards are warmed by the heat of the Friulian plains and the Adriatic sea.
Re-planted and re-terraced in 2000-2002, these vines are at the height of their quality and production, providing the grapes for our greatest cru wines; Vespa Bianco, Vespa Rosso, Plus and Calabrone.
In Cividale, 10 miles to the north and coooled by mountain breezes, our vineyards here produce the grapes for the fresh, aromatic wines of the Vini Orsone line.
The Vespa Bianco Colli Orientali of the Friuli DOC, Cru range, is a real flagship of Bastianich created to emphasize the power and evolution that a great Friuliano white can reach. The Vespa succeeds in transcending the sum of its parts, confirming a wine of complexity and longevity out of the ordinary.
The Vespa Rosso Venezia Giulia IGT, Cru range, Bastianich's outstanding business redesigns power and sophistication through the clever combination of native and international varieties. Let it mature for at least 18 months in barriques, it is able to express itself at its best immediately but also after several years of aging.
The Plus Venezia Giulia IGT, Cru range, was born from a single vineyard with screws of over 60 years, on top of a beautifully exposed hill, the best example of Bastianich native Friulan. 10% of the grapes are subjected to a drying period to further concentrate the fruit note of the old vines. The equivalent of a White Amarone.
The Pinot Grigio Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC, Vini Orsone range, of Bastianich fully reflects the world's success of this wine thanks to its ability to combine with many dishes, although it can be enjoyed as a pleasant aperitif wine. Mature apple notes, delicious richness and persistence on the palate. Balanced, fresh and fulfilling, with great...
The "Calabrone" Venezia Giulia IGT, Cru range, of Bastianich is a reserve distributed only if, after a good harvest, a dry and mild September and October are followed when some of the clusters are subjected to drying. As with Amarone, the 24-month barrier in the barrique intensifies flavors and softens tannins. Unique for thickness and richness, it always...
The Ribolla Gialla Plus Sparkling Brut of the Eastern Collies of the Friuli DOC of Bastianich is a fresh, pleasing, velvety and complex wine. Approximately 7 days before normal harvesting, some of the grapes are left to dry, to be left to be fermented separately at a later stage, and finally added to the first must. The result is unique and amazing.