Guido Berlucchi is a winery established in 1961 where the skilled hands of Franco Ziliani and Guido Berlucchi created the area’s first classic method wine: the first Franciacorta. With its 515 hectares of land, Cantina Berlucchi produces around 4,500,000 bottles of Franciacorta DOCG wine per year according to methods of organic farming.
Now in its sixtieth year, the Berlucchi winery is today run by the three sons of Ziliani: Cristina, Arturo and Paolo, who led it into the new millennium. Their father’s mission, which is centred on innovation and promotion of the local area, has been carried forward by creating a brand that is now internationally recognised as being synonymous with quality, research and sustainability. Producing iconic Franciacorta wines, the Guido Berlucchi winery has also become a destination for wine lovers from all over the world. Constructed ten metres below ground level, the historic wine cellar still amazes and fascinates its visitors now as it did in the past. A complex of galleries and large vaults, built around the impressive central heart dating from the end of the 17th century, still houses the first bottle, vintage 1961. Above the historic wine cellar stands Palazzo Lana, the place where it all began.