Ca' Bolani lies in the heart of the Aquileia D.O.C. and represents the largest single extension of vineyards in Northern Italy, with a total area of around 550 hectares under vine.
It was the first property purchased by the Zonin family outside the Veneto - in 1970 - and the Zonins have restored it to its greatest splendour, making it into one of the most precious gems in Friuli’s wine sector.
Today Ca' Bolani has become increasingly well-known around the world thanks to the elegance and refinement of it wines, its constant quest for outstanding quality - both in the vineyard and in the winery.
In the area around Aquileia the equilibrium of the microclimate is perfect: the temperate breezes from the nearby Adriatic sea moderate the heat of summer, the warmth of the sunshine allows for excellent ripening of the fruit and the marked lowering of the temperature during the night enhances the grapes’ primary aromas, thus giving the wines an intense personality.
The area in which Ca' Bolani is located forms part of a zone that is particularly suitable for the production of high-quality wines: it lies in the so-called “Alpha” climate zone, where the thermal summations that occur correspond to those of other famous European wine-growing areas.
“When - during the time of the Empire, about two thousand years ago - the Ancient Romans planted their vineyards in the countryside around Aquileia, they must already have sensed that this area could produce unique wines.”