The new guide by Corriere Della Sera, produced by Luciano Ferraro and Luca Gardini, includes Ilaria Felluga among the best wine producers in Italy.
The article begins with a memory of her father Roberto, “thoughtful, never over the top, with a precise vision of the right actions for the future“. A farsighted entrepreneur, who left Ilaria Felluga, the sixth generation of winemakers of her family, the task of continuing to transmit his greatest passion.
The origins of this dynasty of winemakers date back to more than 150 years ago. At the time, the Felluga family, who lived inIstria, sensed the enormous potential of some varieties of vines and began to cultivate them in soils that turned out to be particularly suitable for this purpose.
The story goes on, the generations alternate, the family business expands. It was in 1956 that Marco Felluga, Ilaria’s grandfather, founded the homonymous winery in Gradisca d’Isonzo, to then acquire the Cru of Russiz Superiore in 1967, an estate with 700 years of history.
Ilaria was born in Udine in 1995 where, after a period abroad, she returns to study at the prestigious University of Viticulture and Oenology. In the meantime, she begins to work with her father and grandfather in the winery. This is how she discovers a deep love for an activity that, in effect, is part of her DNA. Today she leads the family businesses, Marco Felluga and Russiz Superiore, with the same dedication and passion that have always characterized her family.
Below the complete article in the guide “The best 100 wines and winemakers of Italy 2023”, by Corriere Della Sera.