The Bastianich Family has become known in the USA for their many important Italian Restaurants, several at Michelin star level. Joe Bastianich also became famous with the TV show Master Chef. He is a valued jury member in both Master Chef USA and Italy. Founded in 1997, the Bastianich company consists of 40 hectares of vineyards. All vineyards are located on the Colli Orientali del Friuli, in two different areas that fall within the DOC area.
In the most northeastern tip of Italy lies the mountainous region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, bordering Austria and the former Yugoslavia. Wine has traditionally played a significant role there, due to its important location and contacts with overseas trading partners. Over the centuries, the region has built up a very good reputation among wine connoisseurs. Today, the region has 2 major DOCs, that of the Collio Goriziano, or simply Collio, an area that covers a large part of the region, and that of the Colli Orientali del Friuli, north of the city of Udine. Both DOCs include red, white and rosé wines, but it is mainly the white wines that make the region very famous and the most beautiful white wines undoubtedly come from Friuli.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate), de Gamberro Rosso and James Suckling are also very enthusiastic about Bastianich's wines and rate them all with 90+ points
"Wow, the Vini Orsone line of wines from Bastianich offers outstanding value" - Parker