The Felluga family’s wine producing lineage dates back to the 1800s. Join us for a conversation with the 6th generation and up-and-coming winemaking star, Ilaria Felluga. She’ll discuss the history of viticulture and winemaking in Friuli as well as the legacy and future of her family’s Marco Felluga and Russiz Superiore estates.
About the winery: One of the most interesting hotbeds of white-wine production in Italy is Collio Goriziano, a stretch of the hilly border of Friuli with Slovenia. Good growing conditions for white grape varieties, a penchant for experimentation, and talented winemakers combine to put this out-of-the-way area on the wine map. The Felluga family traces its wine industry lineage to the late 1800s, when Istria was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The family flourished, survived and rebuilt through two World Wars. Their current chapter started when Marco Felluga founded his eponymous winery in 1956 and in 1967, when he purchased the Russiz Superiore estate in Capriva del Friuli. Marco Felluga and Russiz Superiore are now managed by Marco's son Roberto Felluga, with Roberto's daughter Ilaria studying enology and now following the family business as the sixth generation. The vineyards are located in four different parts of CollioFarra d'Isonzo, San Floriano del Collio, Oslavia, and Cormòns, which allows for strategic grape selection for the numerous wines produced.