Early years of the century
My family has now been making wine for
five generations. In fact, it would be fair to say that “wine has
always put bread on our table”.
We had vineyards and a small trattoria at Isola d’Istria. Then one day, my grandfather decided branch out. In 1920, he sent his son, my father Giovanni, to manage the family wine trade in nearby Grado, the delightful seaside resort of the Hapsburg aristocracy.
I was a youngster, and the eldest child in what would become a large family. Helping my father, and growing up among the wines and the bottles, I acquired skills and experience.