The company was purchased in 1959 by Renzo Bassani, who fell in love with this land after finding and tasting two bottles of wine by the winegrower at the time. He immediately realised that the area was naturally suited to viticulture and he began to renovate the houses of the peasants who lived there, and renewed the old vines to start producing great wines.
The Bassani family was one of the first in the region to replace chemical additives in wines with the traditional physical processes, by using the “cold technique”. This is why the company slogan at the time was to produce a “Vino Vivo” (Living Wine), unpasteurised, thereby leaving its organoleptic properties intact.
In 1989, the winery was modernized and the building that now houses the winery, equipped with the latest technology to ensure the authenticity and the quality of the final product was built. All of the bottled wine is produced on the farm and followed through the various stages of the process: from plant to bottle. Today Isola Augusta is both a modern and ancient company, a village where time seems to stand still and where you can taste excellent wines, made with love and passion by a team of qualified people led by expert winemaker Giuseppe De Vincenzo.
In the business complex, 10 new comfortable and refined apartments for holiday farm have been acquired. They are all soberly and perfectly furnished, have from two to five beds and can be used throughout the year, as “naturally” heated, thank to an underwater source of hot water.
From the Isola Augusta Agritourism, you can reach in few minutes the beach of Lignano Sabbiadoro, the Stella River with its suggestive canal course, also navigable by canoe, the Palladian Villa Manin of Passariano, the avifauna oasis of Marano Lagunare, the rinding school and the 18-holes Golf Club of Lignano Riviera.
Isola Augusta is also 3/4 hour by highway from Venice and Trieste and 3 minutes from the motorway exit of Latisana.
Visit the vineyard and take advantage of the activities offered on site.
When was the last time you had dinner in an Italian restaurant in Canada and you thought you were dining in Italy? That’s exactly how “Ospitalità Italiana Certified”restaurants want you to feel when you visit their fine dining establishments.
Ospitalità Italiana is an official certification from Unioncamere, Italy’s federation of local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, that tells you that the food you are enjoying is unquestionably Italian: products are authentic, ingredients genuine and recipes true to the thousand year history of Italian cuisine.
Canada is home to some leading Italian Chefs. Passionate and innovative, many have refined their skills and advanced their knowledge directly in Italy. In addition, Montréal boasts a fabulous cooking school ITHQ where young aspiring chefs learn Italian technic and Italian traditional recipes from the masters.
So the next time you make reservations for an Italian dinner in a Montreal restaurant, ask if they’ve received the Ospitalità Italiana seal of approval. You will enjoy the true Italian taste.