You will begin the day at Mont’Albano Agricola, in Savorgnano del Torre in the wine cellar that has for over 30 years practiced organic wine making; the first in Friuli. You will meet Mauro Braidot (“Mister Organic”), a pioneer of organic production, that even before the existence of certification and European regulations to protect production, foresaw what is happening now in agriculture. You will hear in detail as he recounts his impassioned tale about his business, principles and his dreams, which have been important to his personal growth and made him the person he is today. The rules for certified organic production will be explained as well as the ”feelings” behind cultivation, because Mont’Albano produces organically not just for the certification but above all because it is a matter of the heart: to protect our environment and all of our region for those who work here. Then a wine tasting of selected wines of different vintages will follow in order to best understand how every aspect of nature can influence the final product.
As lunch time approaches we move on to Villafredda in Tarcento. As the name suggests, it is a historic location that respects tradition and family, where Luca, the chef, will make you feel at home while at the same time he pays close attention to the raw materials and great care for details.
The tour ends in San Daniele, home of the prosciutto, with a guided tour inside The Prolongo Prosciuttificio where both your eyes and your taste buds will be delighted. Experience the thrill of walking through the seasoning rooms and seeing the majestic prosciuttos that rest on the fir shelves. You will enjoy a unique tasting experience with delicious thin slices that melt in your mouth, to be enjoyed alone or paired with handmade hazelnut bread sticks. The Prolongo family will share their family stories that they have passed down for over three generations. You will slowly discover the secrets of their famous product, symbol of San Daniele del Friuli. During the visit you can ask questions take pictures, and if you like, take a little San Daniele home with you, after you have carefully chosen a slice in the Boutique del Prosciutto, the shop located within the Prosciuttificio.