Vitas winery, founded in 1907, has been in the family since 1937, for four generations. It is located in the wine-producing area of DOC Friuli Aquileia. The estate is in Friuli Venezia Giulia, northeast of Italy, not far from the borders with Slovenia and Austria. Evidence shows vines have been cultivated in the area for nearly 2,000 years.
Vitas farms 15 hectares (37.2 acres) of low-yield vines on alluvial soil. The soil is a mix of clayey-marl and sandy-calcareous soil known as the Magredi (“sluggish ground”). Natural water drainage is favored by sparse sandy and rocky layers. The proximity to the sea creates a perfect microclimate for vine-growing, with mild winter temperatures and low humidity in the summer, along with constant wind circulation. They use single or double Guyot with an average density of 5000 stocks per hectare.