My dream came true in the 1950s, when I purchased my first few hectares of vineyard at Rosazzo.
Those were difficult years. The hillsides had been totally abandoned, the first factories were being built, and farm workers preferred to move closer to the towns, where there was work. The landscape itself was changing.
The challenge was to fight against all this, and to try to make the hills productive again.
Time has proved me right. Today, Rosazzo is considered one of the finest wine zones there is. I used the distinctive Livio Felluga map label to show where our estate-grown grapes come from, and to guarantee our premium-quality wines.Time has proved me right.
Bunch of Picolit grapes
I chose Brazzano as the site for the cellar, which would grow in step with the winery’s burgeoning production.
Today, the Livio Felluga estate has 135 hillside hectares under vine. Annual production averages 800,000 bottles, which are exported all over the world.
I had the strength of my own convictions, proving sceptics wrong and defying received wisdom. Even today, I continue to work the land enthusiastically with my children.
Maurizio, Elda, Andrea and Filippo are the present and the future. My greatest satisfaction is to see that they have inherited my love of the land, tradition and quality.