I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want.
Tenuta Conte Romano is located in Manzano, a DOC (controlled designation of origin) area of Friuli Colli Orientali. This territory, thanks to a favourable microclimate and to the soil composed of Eocenic marl, is extremely well suited for growing wine grapes. The vineyards of the estate cover an area of more than 17 hectares on the hills and slopes of Manzano, going towards Buttrio.
This land, which has been renowned for its wine production since ancient times and throughout the course of the middle ages, became the core of the Romano counts possessions in 1635, when Marcantonio Romano married Marzia di Manzano. The ties which linked the Romano counts to the family estate in Manzano grew stronger in the following centuries, thanks to the passion for experimentation and creativity in making new wines; ties which to this day keep getting stronger, under the management of count Pietro and his son Augusto, enologist.
We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
(Proverb of the Navajo people)
The age of our vineyards
The company's philosophy
We aim to give prestige to the two great indigenous, white grape varieties, which are the Friulano and the Malvasia Istriana, combining them with an international grape variety of high affinity with our land, the Sauvignon.
A point of pride for us is the fact that it has been possible to maintain our oldest vineyards (70 years old) in excellent condition, and that our most recently planted vineyards all derive exclusively from the old “mother vineyards” grown on the estate, and are therefore perfectly adapted to our microenvironment.
The Earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the Earth.
(Native American Proverb)
The pursuit of taste
Fine wines that enrich the taste and the soul.
The overwhelming force of wine enters men and in their veins spreads and distributes the heat
Titus Lucretius Carus (98/96 BC. – 55/53 BC)
There is also a farm restaurant on the estate where every guest can enjoy a glass of white or red wine in a natural and relaxing atmosphere, accompanied by a selection of Prosciutto from San Daniele and from D’Osvaldo of Cormons, Friulian cheeses from Fagagna and locally produced cured meats.
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 17.00 – 21.00
Sat – Sun 10.30 – 14.00 / 17.00 – 21.00
Closed during the months of September and October
To invite people to dine with us is to make ourselves responsible for their well-being for as long as they are under our roofs.
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