The 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, on a clayey-marly and sandy-calcareous soil (the so-called Magredi), one of the ingredients which, together with the influence of the sea, a friendly sun, an average temperature of 14° and the absence of night frosts, create a perfect microclimate for vine-growing.
The estate is located in the region Friuli Venezia Giulia, north east of Italy, not far from the borders with Slovenia and Austria. Since ancient times the pedoclimatic features of this area (between the towns of Palmanova and Aquileia) has proved to be particularly apt to the vine cultivation. Current evidence shows that 2000 years ago vine cultivation was already present in the area. They currently work on 15 hectares (37.2 acres).
Soil type: The soil is alluvial, mainly clayey and rich in minerals of various composition. Natural water drainage is favoured by some sparse sandy and rocky layers.
Microclimate: The nearness of the sea creates a perfect microclimate for vine-growing: it tempers winter temperatures (which only rarely fall below zero) and reduces summer humidity through a constant wind circulation.
During the last years the whole vineyard area was reorganisied with a high density of per hectare stocks and a low per plant yield. The training system is single or double Guyot with an average density of 5000 stocks per hectare. Grass covering of the interrows improves soil's organic life and regulates vegetative growth.