Life of a family in the historic vineyards of Friuli


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Schioppettino's history is heavily intertwined with Ronchi di Cialla and the Rapuzzi family. The land the Rapuzzis bought in Cialla in 1970 was seriously decaying after a difficult century and the Schioppettino vine had suffered the most damage, to the point where the grape was considered extinct.


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The Ronchi di Cialla estate is strictly a family business. While Dina and Paolo Rapuzzi, who founded it in 1970, were attracted by wine growing as a way of living, their children Pierpaolo and Ivan belong to a generation that “grew up with vines”.



  • The sunny slopes of the small Cialla valley have been planted with vineyards for centuries. History and tradition suggest that Verduzzo, Picolit, Ribolla Gialla, Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso and Schioppettino were the most appreciated and popular vines. Schioppettino, in particular, is a variety, which is... Read more
  • The policy we adopted with vineyards also guides our winemaking process. We strongly believe that wine is an “earth product”, which comes from natural transformation processes that do not require any external action or manipulation. Therefore our role as wine makers is to accompany wine... Read more
  • Roncs, in the dialect of Friuli, means vinery cultivated hills. Cialla is a small valley facing from North-East to South-West, surrounded by woods with chestnut, oak and wild cherry trees, in the d.o.c. (controlled wine) Colli Orientali del Friuli area, and it is officially recognised... Read more

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