A journey from the vine to the corkscrew
The stones are the assets of this area as, without them, we could not taste so many excellent DOC-appellation wines. To mention some of them: Chardonnay, Friulano, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Gewürztraminer, Verduzzo, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir. What is more, thanks to the long and hard work of some far-sighted winemakers, some traditional local grape varieties such as Piculìt neri, Sciaglìn, Forgiarìn and Ucelùt have been rediscovered.
The most important farm producing and exporting rootings, small grape plants already grafted, all around the world, is located in Rauscedo, which testifies the natural potential of this area for vine growing. The area of Pordenone has everything it takes to complete the process of wine making, as the biggest area of production of corkscrews, blades and equipment for wine making is located in Maniago.
Food lovers can indulge in specialities such as Figo Moro (black fig), Montasio DOP-appellation cheese, Asìno cheese, formai tal cìt cheese, the red onion of Cavasso Nuovo, the chestnut of Vito d'Asio and pitina, a smoked-meat ball, now on of the Slow Food presidia. Finally, to end on a sweet note, do not forget to taste Biscotto Pordenone, baked according to an old and traditional recipe.
This Route can also boast two jewels in the crown listed as Unesco World Heritage Sites: the stunning Dolomites and the prehistoric pile dwellings in Palù di Livenza.
Walk in the footsteps of Pier Paolo Pasolini, great intellectual and artist who spent many years in Casarsa della Delizia, who wrote that “only loving, only knowing matters, not having loved, not having known” and enjoy this area with all your senses.
Guecello di Porcia e Brugnera