Terra di Brisighella

Brisighella is an ancient medieval village in the Lamone valley located in the heart of the Apennines between Florence and Ravenna, a few km from Faenza.

The Brisighella Agricultural Cooperative was established in the 1960s in Faenza. This city, known as the «City of Oil and Wine», stands out for its reputation for hospitality and slow tourism, a place where history, scenery, local food and wine and culture are intertwined.

The Brisighella winery aims to enhance and promote local olive production thanks to the initiative of 16 agricultural producers. A few years later, an olive mill was built for the olives, and the first milling was carried out. Over the years, the development of the cooperative has been characterized by continued growth and today, 300 olive grower members cultivate about 100,000 olive trees. While the company is more commonly known for its olive oil production, they also produce several wine varieties, including Sangiovese, Trebbiano, Pignoletto and Albana grapes.

The company has a heritage of passion and knowledge handed down over several generations, which maintains constant care and attention over its products. In 1996 came the recognition of the Brisighella DOP by the European Community, which attested to the hard work and value of the Cooperative and contributed to important commercial advances of the products of the Brisighellese territory. In 2018, the Cooperative renovated one of its mills, the Frantoio, equipped with new innovative extraction technologies aimed towards sustainable and economical production methods.

The Brisighella winery produce several wine varieties, including Sangiovese, Trebbiano, Pignoletto and Albana grapes.




  • I Gessi – Brisighella Riserva (Sangiovese) Romagna Sangiovese DOC
  • Vino Brisigle (Sangiovese di Romagna) Romagna Sangiovese SuperioreDOC
  • Vino La Torre (Sangiovese di Romagna) Romagna Sangiovese DOC
  • White

  • Il Monticino Rubicon IG
  • Vino L’Impronta Dei Gessi Romagna DOCG Albana Secco
  • Vino La Rocca Trebbiano di Romagna DOC
  • Sparkling Wines

  • Vino Picatrix – Pignoletto DOC
  • Vino Brut – Albana di Romagna DOCG
  • Vino Prima – Albana di Romagna DOCG
  • Sparkling White

  • Picatrix – 2019
  • White & Dessert

    Via Del Borgo
    • Via del Borgo is an elevated road illuminated by half-arches that served as an ancient defensive bulwark. It is famous for the uniqueness of its architecture and it is known as “Via degli Asini” because it offered shelter for the donkeys of the Birocciai who lived there. Today the Via degli Asini represents the most characteristic walk of Brisighella together with the tour of the three Hills.
    Museum of Brisighella Oil
    • An outdoor Museum, known as the “Path of Oil” which was inaugurated in October 2017. It’s path is dedicated to the Secular Olives of Brisighella which winds around the route that joins the Medieval Village – La Rocca Manfrediana and the parishes of Santa Maria in Rontana and San Giovanni in Ottavo
    The Parish Church of San Giovanni in Ottavo/ The Parish Church of Thò
    • It is the oldest parish in the Lamone Valley with origins dating back to Galla Placidia, daughter of Theodosius, who would have had it erected on the ruins of a Roman temple dedicated to Jupiter Ammon. It is called “in eighth” because it is located at the eighth mile of the Via Faventina, the Roman road that connected Faenza with Etruria.
    Regional Park of the Vena del Gesso
    • A karst complex that is unique in Europe for its geological formation and it’s flora and fauna landscapes
    Food and Wine Pairings
    • Option 1 (2,50 euros/person):
      Guided tastings of their olive oils (a selection of 3 types) with their homemade IGT wines
    • Option 2 (8 euros/person):
      Guided tastings of different types of oil, cheeses, cured meats, savory creams of typical products (artichoke moretto, shallots etc), jams and honeys with IGT bulk wines of their production.
    • Option 3 (18 euros/person):
      Complete guided tasting of all their products – oils, cured meats, cheeses, pickles, savory creams, honeys and jams, biscuits and typical sweets accompanied by their DOC and IGT wines (possible to add a legume soup or pasta for € 5 per person)
    Guided Tours
    • Itinerary 1: Tour of the historic center of Brisighella, the Romanesque Church in Ottavo, Ugonia Museum, Casa Boschi etc.
    • Itinerary 2: Tour of the historic local Manor and gardens
    • Itinerary 3: Walk through the Vena del Gesso Park (with a tasting in the park lodge)

    Taste the Wines

    Terra Di Brisighella I Gessi Romagna Riserva 2015

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