Gradis’ciutta is the name of a rural hamlet on top of a hill in the town of San Floriano del Collio. Around this hamlet, the grandfather, Franz Princic, had his historical vineyards. Before being named Gradis’ciutta, this place was known as Monsvini, which in Latin means “the hill of wine”; the name recalls the old winemaking tradition in Collio. Following local traditions and the deep bond with the land, the winery continue to harvest varieties handed down to them from their ancestors. Their pure and clean wines come from indigenous grapes, the Ribolla Gialla, and (Tocai ) Friulano; blends are created from Malvasia, Moscato, Picolit, and Verduzzo. Biocompatibility: Nature dominates the human essence and each living thing that belongs to it. It is also true however, that without human touch a vine would be nothing more than a plant, rampant and infested, its fruit eaten by animals. Man has tamed it, initially with the alberello vine and the pergola, and in more recent times, with the installation of the cordon spur and Guyot methods.
Friuli Venezia Giulia, despite its limited territorial extension, occupies a leading role in Italian wine production. This is also thanks to the commitment of small and large producers who have been able to combine an ancient tradition with the most modern technologies in the production of wine, with the constant aim of quality.
Do not underestimate the physical and geographical characteristics of the region, which alternates high plains with lands facing the Venetian lagoon, soft hills with imposing hills, with a great variety of territories that give life to wines of great value and peculiar characteristics.