Vigna Petrussa S.S.


Sustainability and Territory

A ladybird strolls undisturbed on a vine leaf. It has chosen us, our vineyards, where it can breathe pure air and live in harmony with the surrounding nature.

Sustainability and Territory

Patience, respect, wisdom. These are the three virtues that guide us in our winemaking. From the vineyards to the cellar, our days pass according to the rhythms of nature, without haste: the vegetative cycle of the vine engages us daily in the vineyard, from pruning to thinning, from mechanical mowing to manual defoliation. While in the cellar, after racking and blending, we patiently wait for nature to take its regular course towards the correct ripening and evolution of the wines. 

The wisdom handed down to us by those who have gone before us guides us every day in respecting our splendid land, safeguarding its characteristics and highlighting its main virtues. Our land gives us its best fruits because we know how to read it, we speak the same language with it, we are children of the same Mother.


All these efforts of ours have been rewarded by obtaining the SQNPI label.


The badge of Sustainable Quality.
The SQNPI mark (Sistema di Qualità Nazionale Produzione Integrata - National Quality System for Integrated Production), conceived by the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies, has the dual objective of adding value to the product and assuring the consumer that our company cultivates grapes according to agronomic techniques that respect the environment and human health, i.e. 'Sustainable Quality'.


Sustainability and Territory

Our territory

We look around and feel embraced by the natural amphitheatre in which our vineyards extend. We are in the Colli Orientali del Friuli, in the far east of the province of Udine, close to the border with Slovenia.

The Judrio Valley is the cradle where our roots have been firmly established for centuries. For millennia, a clean breeze has been blowing here from the Adriatic Sea to wedge itself between the Julian Pre-Alps, which protect the vineyards. Between day and night, temperatures dance to the natural rhythm of a high temperature range, which favours the development of aromatic substances in the grapes. The magic lies in the typical terroir, the 'Ponka', a combination of layers of marl (calcareous clays) and sandstone (calcified sands), which provide the soil with the minerals the plants need to produce grapes of undisputed quality. It is precisely the easy erosion of the marly soils, crumbling among the industrious roots of the vines, that has formed the gentle morphology of this area, with slopes no more than 200 metres above sea level.

It is our duty to safeguard the wonder of the picturesque terraces and this life-giving balance.