Let’s discover together the best wineries in Franciacorta: places to visit not only for wine lovers but also for those who want to be captivated by the immense beauty of these places.
An enchanting location in Lombardy in the province of Brescia between Mount Orfano and Lake Iseo, the cultivation of vines characterizes Franciacorta; thanks to the favorable climatic conditions and a genuine territory, here, the vineyards give rise to exceptional wines produced by skilled farms.
We take you to discover the ten best Franciacorta wineries to visit.
Via S. Carlo, 14, 25050 Provaglio d’Iseo BS – website
Barone Pizzini produced its first bottle of Franciacorta in 1971, right in the same cellar in Provaglio d’Iseo, where its headquarters still stands today.
With 50 years of experience behind it, the company is considered among the best internationally and allows you to enter each production stage with different and varied tours.
You will thus be able to cross the vineyard to see the crops and arrive at the cellars built according to the philosophy of green building to taste the different types of wine produced.
Via Broletto, 225040 Borgonato BS – website
To better understand how Franciacorta is made and what the production of Franciacorta means in this area of Lombardy, there is no better place than the company owned by Fratelli Berlucchi. Visiting this ancient winery will allow you to satisfy both your desire for history and culture and your palate.
Inside, you can experience three types of historic food and wine tours: the classics, the precious, and the exclusive, all with tastings of the winery’s wine production.
Furthermore, with the third route, you can enter and discover Palazzo Lana Berlucchi, a structure dating back to the sixteenth century, rich in art and history.
Via Cereto, 7, 25050 Provaglio d’Iseo BS, Italy – website
The Bersi Serlini winery has been producing Franciacorta for three generations since the first bottle was made in 1970.
Although several decades have passed since its foundation, the family has never stopped observing its branch with a critical eye, always looking to improve the various stages of production.
This led it to positively modify its plants, allowing it today to be among the leading names in the Franciacorta sector.
The main office is in Provaglio d’Iseo, where you can go for delicious tastings or stop eating in the structure’s restaurant.
Discovering the various food and wine combinations that the restaurant staff will submit to your palate will be delightful.
Via Provinciale, 96, 25030 Erbusco BS, Italy – website
Another important name in Franciacorta production is undoubtedly that of Cavalleri. The Erbusco farm, half an hour from Brescia, can boast a centuries-old history in agricultural cultivation.
In fact, since 1450, the founding family has lived their daily lives in contact with the earth, and this long tradition translates into various excellent wine products. Cavalleri carries on the Blanc de Blancs as a production philosophy, always offering different customers wines of this type.
When you visit the company, taste its sparkling Franciacorta, made exclusively with Chardonnay in purity, and don’t miss the opportunity to buy a Franciacorta Pas Dosè Au Contraire 2008, a limited production created by expertly combining Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Via Saline, 11, 25030 Adro BS – website
We move to the municipality of Adro and visit the Ferghettina company, one of the most famous and productive in the area. The structure where the wines are bottled is spread over three levels, while the entire property covers an area of approximately 6,000 square meters.
The cultivation of Chardonnay and Pinot Nero di Ferghettina differs in the composition of the clay and limestone soils and the altitude, about 200 meters, where the vines grow.
These elements produce 350,000 bottles a year, not only of Franciacorta but also of Satèn, Brut Rosé, and Extra Brut, whose quality has earned the company the four gold bunches of the AIS.
The tasting area is always at your disposal to discover all the goodness of the different productions.
Località Boschi, 3, 25046 Cazzago San Martino BS – website
Deciding to visit the Castel Faglia farm is a way to discover high-quality wines and immerse yourself in the Brescia area’s beauty.
This company is located precisely in the center of the Franciacorta area. It cultivates its vineyards at 300 meters, within the property that reaches 17 hectares, with a panorama rich in woods and cultivated land.
At the heart of all this is the ancient castle that gives the company its name, a symbol of history and tradition, and high quality.
During a winery tour, you will have the opportunity to taste the Monogram Blanc de Blancs, the Franciacorta Millesimato, or the Cuvée Brut, resulting from a skillful combination of Chardonnay, Pinot Nero, and Pinot Bianco.
Via Colzano, 32, 25030 Adro BS – website
The Contadi Castaldi company is a symbol of quality wine in the Franciacorta area and recovery in the business world. Its headquarters was born from a careful renovation of the old Fornace Biasca, based on original designs, which transformed it into a modern reality and, at the same time, strongly linked to the past.
Today the company shows a preference for the Franciacorta Satèn, who will be happy to let you try it while visiting the ancient tower that overlooks the structure and from which you can stretch your gaze on the surrounding land.
Via A. Manzoni, 3, 25050 Localita’ valle Ome BS – Website
Even though it has only 30 years behind it as a wine producer, the Majolini winery has nevertheless managed to quickly reach the top of the sector, certainly with merit.
Its productions, such as Franciacorta Blanc De Noirs or Franciacorta Pas Dosé Aligi Sassu, are appreciated worldwide, thanks to cultivating a unique soil.
The property is located near an ancient village, Ome, in the locality of Valle, where the particular microclimate favors the growth of high-quality grapes.
Majolini will be happy to guide you in discovering its production process and, of course, in the tasting of its products.
Via L. Metelli, 9, 25030 Erbusco BS – Website
Another winery with a more recent history is that of Enrico Gatti, carried on by Lorenzo and Paola. Their strength, however, lies in a great passion for the winemaker’s work, which they practice and carry on with love and attention, so much so that they are considered among the best producers in the area.
You will lose yourself in the enveloping flavor of their Franciacorta Satèn, straw yellow, made using a Chardonnay partially vinified in the barrique—emotion for the palate you absolutely cannot miss.
Via E. Fermi, 2, 25030 Erbusco BS, Italy- website
We end our tour with one of the oldest wineries that can boast a date of birth dating back to 1793. The production of Uberti manages to reach as many as 200,000 bottles a year, made thanks to a land of 25 hectares, entirely planted with vines, which has a yield of 9 tons of grapes per hectare.
Large numbers that do not lower the quality of the wine are considered among the best in the area, among which the renowned Franciacorta Non Dosato Sublimis stands out. Tasting it in the rooms where it is bottled will be a joy for the heart and palate.
Winemakers Interviews – Franciacorta History