The Vini San Giorgio co-operative winery
was established at the initiative of the 47 founder members
who set up the winery on 8 November 1951.
The opening words of the parchment placed, with the first
stone, in the foundations of the cellar building states,
"To safeguard the vine, for the economic advancement
of agricultural workers between Pinzano and Valvasone..."
The author of those words highlights the aims and intentions
of the founder members, and in fact the policies of the
time are still those that guide and inspire the production
and commercial strategies of the Vini San Giorgio winery
Currently, the co-operative has more than 300 members, who
can count on ever more specialised cultivation techniques,
ever more modern equipment and an ever attentive eye on
vine training methods, contribute fruit that embodies that
qualities and characteristics of the renowned vineyards
of the "Friuli Grave" DOC zone.
Vini San Giorgio co-operative winery
The image of Saint George, the emblem of our co-operative
winery, recalls the ancient legend of the dragon-slaying
saint. Symbolically, it also represents the hard but successful
struggle of the area's farmers against the unfavourable
elements of Nature.
The vineyards of the co-operative's members are in the "Grave"
zone, a territory along the Tagliamento river characterised
by well-drained, stony, gravel-rich soil of alluvial and
It is thanks to their commitment and ceaseless attempts
at clonal and varietal selection that the producers of the
area have been able to discover and release the flavours,
perfumes and aromas that the stones of the Grave concealed.
After careful vinification with cutting-edge technology,
we at the Vini San Giorgio winery are proud to present our
range of wines, in the hope that they will satisfy the expectations
of the world's most sophisticated palates.