Messaggero Veneto 08/03/10

SPESSA Estate - History and tradition

Located in Spessa of Cividale in a charming area a midst the hills of the DOC area (controlled denomination of origin) in the heart of the Colli Orientali of Friuli, the villa that rises in the centre of the estate symbolises the continuity of a tradition of culture and love for the land, wine and art which has consolidated for more than 150 years.
The Rubini family were originally silk merchants from the Como area who settled in Friuli in the seventeen hundreds. During this period the Rubini family acquired the Company and developed silkworm farming, for which the Great Officer of Reign, Domenico Rubini created the silkkworm cocoon drying co-operative.

Following the cultivation of vines, the silkworm farm was gradually substituted and since 1835 vines have predominantly characterised the company as a vine-growing and wine-producing concern: covering an area of over 120 hectares, 74 of wich are specialised vines.
Subsequently, as vine producing has gained definite importance in the economy of the area, Mr. Pietro Rubini founded and became the first President of the Consortium for the protection of wines with a controlled denomination of origin: "Colli Orientali del Friuli
The small church
Century old Thuja

The family
Enologo Dimitri Pintar
Responsabile produzione
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Rosa and Leone Rubini  
Diletta Rubini Vittoria Rubini