The provinces of the region include Trieste (the region’s capital), Gorizia, Pordenone, and Udine. The contrasting sky-high snow-capped mountains, rocky plateaus, and tranquil lagoons fit right in with the complex, diverse culture and history of this intriguing land.
Friuli’s region is full of different predecessors who have directly impacted the region's prosperity and wine culture. For two thousand years, Friuli-Venezia Giulia has been under the control of the Romans, Goths, Lombards, Huns, Venetians, French, Austrians, Yugoslavs, and the Italians. The region's capital, Trieste, was not officially a part of Italy until 1977.
After being destroyed by wars, used as a key site for trade and wealth, the Friuli-Venezia Giulia has gone through a lot of developmental changes to put their diverse wine culture on the map. While you may find some of the best red wines in Tuscany or Piedmonte, in this region, you’ll come across uniquely unknown yet world-class white wines.