Meet Bisol Winery

Meet Bisol Winery

Bisol is one of the biggest names in Prosecco. The family-owned winery has been growing grapes on hillsides of Valdobbiadene for nearly 500 years. 

Today, the Bisol is world-renowned for its range of organically farmed and internationally recognized Prosecco Superiore wines. Read on to learn more about the Bisol Winery history, production, and variety of wines!

THE HISTORY OF BISOL WINERY

The story of Bisol winery began in 1542 in the heart of the historic Prosecco territory known as Valdobbiadene, specifically the famous Cartizze hill. For the next 500 years, the family tended to their vineyards and produced wines, passing on their tradition and knowledge generation after generation.  During the early 1900s, Eliseo Bisol developed the winery into a modest, but successful business. Nowadays, Bisol is operated by brothers Gianluca Bisol, CEO and President, and Desiderio, Chief Enologist and Technical Director.

A SUPERIOR TERRITORY: CONEGLIANO VALDOBBIADENE

Bisol cultivates more than 20 different vineyards in Conegliano Valdobbiadene, the homeland of Prosecco Superiore (read: a very high-quality type of Prosecco). The territory is located in Italy's northern Veneto region, nestled between the Adriatic Sea and the Dolomite mountains.

So what makes Proseccos produced in Conegliano Valdobbiadene "superior" to others? One major factor is the microclimate. With constant breezes, ideal temperatures, and sun, the vines of Conegliano Valdobbiadene thrive fantastically. Then, there's also the terrain. Vines grow on rocky, steep hillsides which means that – even with today's technology – each phase of cultivation and harvesting has to be carried out exclusively by hand, an approach known as "heroic viticulture." Bisol's growers have to invest thousands of hours to cultivate each acre of vines, ten times as much as is needed with mechanical harvesting methods.

Within this area, the most sought-after terrain is Cartizze, a hill bearing just 107 hectares of vineyards owned by 140 families, including Bisol who has been there since 1542!

WHAT DO BISOL WINES TASTE LIKE?

Each Bisol Prosecco Superiore has its own, unique identity. The Glera grape – the variety that is used to make Prosecco – is particularly sensitive to variations in the soil and microclimate. Thus, the wines can vary in taste and acidity depending on the land and climate where the grapes were grown.

To learn more about their current collection, visit the Bisol Winery website.

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