Pontoni, a story of passion for winemaking
It's been a long while since when, in 1904, grandfather Luigi did began cultivating Morpurgo Castle's vineyards, but as a family we have always preserved our early stage values. Luigi's remarkable winemaking legacy went to his beloved children, dad Giuseppino and uncle Mario, that over the years have strengthened Pontoni's winemaking tradition.
We've always thought that the secret of a good wine can be found in an ancient alchemy between hardwired love for land and a relentless pursuit of “perfection”, with family being just the right environment for this alchemy to develop naturally.
The vocation for viticulture is nowadays carried on by Giuseppino's son, Flavio, who has also been offering Pontoni's typical hospitality in the family run bed and breakfast “Braides”. Ours is a typically Friulian farm, about 11 acres in size, of which 5 are cultivated vineyards. Each year we produce around 30,000 bottles, with a wide variety of native and international wines. The family has always paid attention to eco-friendly agronomic choices.
A dialogue between man and land
“The authentic bond between man and land is an ageless one. It is cultivated day by day, like the tilling of the vineyard. It then develops into an intense and rewarding relationship, made of hard work and talent, of innovation and care for the environment.” Flavio Pontoni