The story of Bollini began in 1979, when Neil and Maria Empson – who pioneered Italy’s quality wine exports a decade earlier – created their own label from the Alpine foothills of Friuli and Trentino. Their purpose was to showcase the excellence and consistency of noble international varieties in the cool northeastern regions of Italy, while maintaining accessible price points.
Trentino and Friuli
We began to explore Trentino as a means of expanding our portfolio: having tasted various wines in the Milan office we were seduced by taking a trip upnorth to see where all the exceptionally exquisite wine was coming from. As we had hoped, we were not disappointed! Trentino Alto Adige is situated in the southern slope of the Alps, directly in contact with the Po valley and Veneto. The province’s territory is almost entirely mountainous but however in no way a uniform landscape; infact it takes on a complex assortment of shapes and climactic conditions within relatively small distances.