The Franciacorta Consortium was founded in 1990 with a view to ensuring that the Franciacorta wine production regulations are abided by and overseeing them. In 1993 it moved to its current site in Erbusco where it now has around 200 members including vine growers, winemakers and bottlers working in the Franciacorta DOCG, Curtefranca DOC and Sebino IGT appellation production chains.
Franciacorta is the first Italian wine to be produced exclusively by bottle fermentation to have obtained, in 1995, the Controlled and Guaranteed Designation of Origin (DOCG). Today, the word Franciacorta identifies the area, the wine itself and the production method, which complies with strict and scrupulous rules intended to certify the absolute quality of this Italian excellence.
With over the 65% of the organic vineyards, Franciacorta is internationally one of the first denominations for the share of organic viticulture which increases constantly and contributes to protect the future of the territory.
The collaboration between Franciacorta and 1000 Miglia represents a natural bond both for the origin and the similarity of identity which makes both entities two solid brands with an important past but always projected towards the future.