Collio is a small area located at the extreme north-eastern Italian border with Slovenia. It is a hilly area consisting of marly-arenaceous soils of Eocene origin that extend along an ideal East-West route between the Isonzo and Judrio rivers, including about 1500 hectars of vineyards.
The Julian Pre-Alps in fact constitute an effective shelter from the north winds and the proximity of the Adriatic coast favors the persistence of a mild and temperate microclimate: for this reason in the last century, when this territory was still part of the Austro-Hungarian empire, Gorizia was defined the Nizza of the Adriatic.
The Julian Pre-Alps in fact constitute an effective shelter from the north winds and the proximity of the Adriatic coast favors the persistence of a mild and temperate microclimate: for this reason in the last century, when this territory was still part of the Austro-Hungarian empire, Gorizia was defined the Nizza of the Adriatic. Another distinctive feature is represented by the temperature range between day and night which gives the characteristic aromatic note to the wines.
The soil is made up of stratified marl and sandstones of Eocene origin, which were brought to the surface in remote times by the raising of the Adriatic seabed, as confirmed by the frequent finding of marine fossils. The marl, here called Ponca, is a rock formation that is easy to disintegrate under the action of atmospheric agents and tillage work. By disintegrating, it first originates scaly fragments which then become the ideal soil for the practice of viticulture.
Responsible for biodiversity
Taking care of the environment around us is a lifestyle that we learned when we were children and is based on simple gestures which, if carried out consistently, contribute to achieving important results.
Our vineyards have always been covered with grass to improve the structure of the soil, slowing down erosion. Next to the vineyards we like to preserve some grass, acacia, oak, hornbeam and ash woods populated by the piedmont fauna to respect the natural balance between man and nature.
Suppliers who use sustainable practices are preferred. Our choice to use light bottles also for important wines should be understood as a gesture of respect for the environment.
Aware that it is also necessary to be recognized through a certification brand, in 2020, Komjanc winery joined the National Quality System of Integrated Production by certifying the entire production process and products. In 2021 we obtained the IOSONO FVG brand, which identifies companies in Friuli Venezia Giulia that adhere to sustainable practices.
On a social level, taking care of the environment means first of all contributing to the maintenance and the development of the family run business dimension, typical of this area. Respect for tradition and at the same time openness to innovation are considered fundamental elements of the Komjanc philosophy together with the concept that work must respect and ennoble the person. As far as possible, suppliers and collaborations on the territory and young companies are preferred.