UNESCO

JULY 7TH 2019

The hills of Conegliano Valdobbiadene are a World Heritage site

July 7th, 2019 is a historic day for Conegliano Valdobbiadene: the Unesco Assembly, gathered in Azerbaijan, has decreed the inclusion of the Prosecco Hills as a World Heritage Site. Now our Territory joins the other places worthy of being protected and protected for the uniqueness of their cultural landscape.

The candidacy process lasted a total of ten years, until the drafting of the motivation dossier that convinced the Assembly, drawn up by an ad hoc technical scientific committee, presented in 2016 during a press conference attended by local authorities and the representatives of the Prosecco DOCG protection consortium.

From authoritative journalistic sources it transpires that to positively orient the judgment was also a suggestive video, lasting just two minutes, during which the best of the territory is shown: the hills that are now gentle now impervious, the historic villages, the breathtaking views and some stills documenting the "heroic harvest", a typical and exclusive characteristic of the Denomination. All peculiarities that had already been the subject of inspections and checks by technicians and observers in charge of assessing the suitability of the application for the required requirements.

Prosecco is the result of the skilful combination of traditional viticulture techniques and the most innovative winemaking procedures, such as the Gianfranco Follador Method deposited by our company. As producers we have always firmly believed in the uniqueness of the landscape that surrounds us, and we can only join the wave of enthusiasm aroused by the recognition, a further and prestigious confirmation of the excellence represented by the Territory.

Once attributed, the Unesco recognition does not involve other constraints than the maintenance and protection of the original characteristics of the assignee site and its constant enhancement: a commitment that the Follador Company, located in the heart of Conegliano Valdobbiadene, has always shared with the others. companies that have contributed to the international success of Prosecco.

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