The Consortium was founded on March 5, 1990 in Corte Franca hamlet with the aim of ensuring and monitoring producers’ adherence to Franciacorta appellation regulations. One name: Franciacorta denotes the land, the production method, and the wine. The Consortium and its roughly 200 grape grower and bottler members work together to find innovative and sustainable solutions in delivering products of unrivaled quality that have been created with utmost respect for the environment. As the custodian of the Franciacorta method, the Consortium is ever active in its efforts to safeguard, improve, and promote Franciacorta wines and the Franciacorta appellation in Italy and abroad.
– More than 200 grape grower and bottler members.
– 19 townships in the Franciacorta appellation (including part of Brescia township).
– 2,800 hectares planted to vine destined to become Franciacorta DOCG (82 percent Chardonnay, 14 percent Pinot Nero, 4 percent Pinot Bianco).
– 350 hectares planted to vine destined to become Curtefranca DOC.
– 3,150 total hectares planted to vine in Franciacorta destined to become appellation-designated wine.