Ronchi di Cialla

Friuli-Venezia Giulia/ Italy

At A Glance


The sensitivity and competence gained by Ivan and Pierpaolo Rapuzzi in the naturalistic field (entomological) have led to Ronchi di Cialla being certified in 2015 as a ‘Biodiversity Friendly’ company across the entire cultivated area and on all the company’s production.

Their Story

“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 was “raised among the vines”.
Both of them have, in fact, a degree in Food Sciences and are agrarian experts; they firmly support the Ronchi di Cialla policy and immemorial wine making tradition in Friuli.” — Ronchi di Cialla
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 – with a Ministerial Decree dated 30.10.95 – as cru CIALLA only for the cultivation of native vines from Friuli (white wines: Verduzzo, Picolit and Ribolla Gialla; red wines: Refosco dal Peduncolo rosso and Schioppettino) and the production of vintage wines.

Words from Ronchi di Cialla

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The Ronchi di Cialla estate is strictly a family business