Our passion for wine is the driving force behind Col dei Franchi. It was born from the determination of two friends in love with wine and Italian style. We have combined special ingredients to create a one-of-a-kind Prosecco that is good on the inside and beautiful on the outside. Our attention to product quality is combined with a design with attention to the smallest details, from the bottle to the label. CAJ and OROCHIARO are the expressions of our commitment, two brands that reflect different selections of grapes coming from the best parcels of Valdobbiadene.
Col dei Franchi's approach to the search for quality is completely different from tradition. The research and selection of the best grapes from the best vineyards of Valdobbiadene, the collaboration with real artisans of the vineyard, with lovers of the spectacular Prosecco hills and the intuitions of our winemaker are what allow us not to limit the quality of our wines to the quality of the vineyards owned, but rather to always obtain the best for our wines and for our loyal customers. For this reason we like to define ourselves as "Grape Hunters".
Valdobbiadene with its vineyards is a unique territory in the world. Located 50 km from Venice and surrounded by the majestic Dolomites 100 km away, this hilly area offers enchanting scenery. The hills extend endlessly, enriched by a variety of shades of green, making this region one of the most evocative in Northern Italy. The conformation of the territory ensures a temperate climate throughout the year. The predominant southern exposure, the slope of the hills and the constant presence of breezes mitigate the impact of summer showers on our vineyards.
Viticulture in this region has very ancient origins, but the first written mention linking Prosecco to Valdobbiadene dates back to 1772. Since the introduction of the Denomination of Controlled Origin (DOC) in 1969, the historical production area has remained limited to 15 common. Two of them give the area its name: Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, respectively the cultural capital and the productive heart.
Our grapes coming from the best vineyards of Valdobbiadene, together with the collaboration with vineyard artisans who know every corner of the vineyards and put into practice traditional techniques handed down from generation to generation make it possible to create exceptional wines. This synergy between nature and human skills is what makes our wines unique.