Marinig di Marinig Valerio S. S AGRICOLA

Via Brolo, 41 • 33040 Prepotto (UD) Italia

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The Vineyards


The Colli Orientali del Friuli: a territory unique in the world

The Colli Orientali del Friuli stretch from Tarcento (to the north) to the Corno di Rosazzo area (to the southwest) and include Prepotto, the birthplace and expression of Marinig winemaking passion. The landscape is composed of soft, lush reliefs, with patches of level ground, terraces, steps, and thickets that break up the order of fields and rows arranged by the hand of man throughout the ages. The climate and soil here are truly perfect for growing grapes and making fine wine: the Julian Alps to the north protect the hills from the colder airflow, and the Adriatic Sea to the south constantly provides ventilation, resulting in a pleasant, mild temperature.


The Prepotto area

Prepotto and its immediate surroundings are part of the Colli Orientali del Friuli, a region that has always been devoted to winemaking. The king of all wines produced in this small enclave with its very special microclimate is Schioppettino di Prepotto, a red wine with an unmistakable personality, spicy and elegant, the glory of all Friulian viticulture. We are proud producers of it and have joined forces with others to form an Association dedicated to protecting the identity, quality, and uniqueness of Schioppettino di Prepotto.


Our vineyards: roots in ponca and shoots in the crystal-clear air of the Colli Orientali

The Colli Orientali del Friuli, a few million years ago, were formed by the flooding of an extensive lagoon, which receded and left behind a substratum made of calcareous clays and calcified sands: the so-called “ponca”, a soil with a typical highly layered appearance. Over the ages, these soils have proven to be truly ideal for grapes, which have flourished here with great luxuriance and pride among the winemakers who have followed one another from generation to generation. If the soil does much, the rest is done by the rough and mild air of these areas, and by a sky that, especially on certain days in early October, is so blue as to stir the hearts of people who truly love nature and its bounty. For two centuries, the ancestors of our family, the Marinigs, have chosen to remain and raise grapes and vines in this small Friulian paradise.