La Bellanotte is an artisan winery that encompasses eight hectares of vineyards situated between the Isonzo valley and Collio hills in Italy's northeastern corner near the border with Slovenia.
La Bellanotte produces a full range of white and red wines, along with a ethereal and definitive example of the extremely rare Picolit desert wine. The all estate grown vineyards, many of which are between 65 and 80 years old, are all hand harvested with careful bunch selection in the winery and encompass the DOC sub zones of Collio and Isonzo. Careful vineyard management and quality focused, viticultural practices prepare the grapes for a cold pre-fermentation and maceration, which helps to extract the extraordinary, aromatic components found in the Fruili zone. In 2011 Bellanotte began an organic farming program, with organic certification coming in the near future. The wines are made under the watchful eye of renowned, consulting oenologist, Andrea di Maio.