Pitars

Family vineyards in Friuli.

The first traces of the link between wine, vines, the lands of the Grave del Friuli and the Pittaro family date back to 1644.

In the early twentieth century Romano Pittaro, an expert winemaker, planted Merlot, a vine imported into Friuli from France in 1880. However, it was his son Angelo, after fifteen years in Venezuela, who built a modern winery – the Cantina San Martino – in 1968, where he also made white wines, which at that time had become the protagonists of Friuli’s wine production.

Later on, the Cantina San martino will take the name of Pitars, following the destiny of the family name in local dialect. This surname in their brand is still associated with hawthorn, a frank but elegant plant that once marked the boundaries between the fields.

Today the rural family tradition and the craft of making good wine, with pride and dedication, day after day is kept alive by Loris, Bruno, Mauro, Paolo and the fourth generation of Pitars: Nicola, Stefano and Alessandro.

Born as research activities with universities and companies, in the vineyards they adopted what have become good agricultural practices for sustainable viticulture, respectful of health and the environment.