Cantarutti Estate is located in the heart of the Colli Orientali del Friuli, one of the most important DOC areas in the region. It is located at Friuli Venezia Giulia, near to San Giovanni al Natisone, a small town in the middle of the Rosazzo Hills.
The Abbey on the top of the hill is an equisite building which completes this beautiful scenery; the series of hillside vineyards that make up the Estate are caressed by gentle Adriatic breezes which waft from the Gulf of Trieste.
The Estate was founded in the late sixties when Friulian wines and viticulture were finally gaining an international reputation. It was the long view of Alfieri Cantarutti which convinced him to believe and to invest on these, now famous, hills. Thanks to his enthusiasm and his love for tradition, the Estate increased its size slowly to 56 hectares.
The vineyards and winery are now managed by Alfieri's daughter Antonella and her husband Fabrizio. Using sophisticated vinification techniques and using a hands on approach to the vineyards, they produce full flavoured high quality Pinot Grigios.
They also experiment with an oak and bottle aged pinot Grigio, - Ronco San Michel, which really shows another side to this grape variety.