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The vineyard Isola Augusta is located in Friuli, in north-eastern Italy, about 15 km from the sea and roughly halfway between Venice and Trieste.

It was acquired by Renzo Bassani in 1959 and today it is run by Massimo Bassani and his son, Jacopo.

There is an historical reason for the name of the company. It was named Isola Augusta in Roman times

In fact, the tiny strip of land comprising the vineyard covers an area between the Tagliamento and Stella rivers, thus forming an island by the ancient Annia road.

Today, the third generation of winemakers is continuing the family tradition with the aim to produce great wines.


The vineyard comprises an area of 124 acres in one plot. 

The soil’s composition is clay, sit and sand. Our terroir, in terms of the lay of the land and height above sea level, is comparable to the Bordeaux area.

The soil, along with the climate mitigated by sea’s proximity, has made it possible to obtain a selection of high-quality and simply elegant wines, dry, with a distinct sapidity and longevity.

Native grapes like Friulano, Malvasia, Ribolla Gialla, Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso and Schioppettino are produced but always keeping an eye to the international varieties such as Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Nero, Merlot, and Cabernet.


Since the beginning the company motto has been “Vino Vivo” (Living Wine), unpasteurised, thereby leaving its organoleptic properties intact.

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