The vocation of the Princic family in producing wine is already a testimony in a contract of 1780, the result of which was that Giuseppe and Orso Princig had a cellar at Cosana (today Kozana, in Slovenia). In 1891, when Gorizia hosted the important IV Austrian Oenological Congress, among the participants was “Anotnio Princig, technician in Cosana.” From here, in 1910, my great-grandfather Filip moved to Giasbana, in the commune of San Floriano, working in Collio, a locality of viticultural excellence since 1787. From a unique hectare that we possessed – with vines of Tocai Friulano, Malvasia and Ribolla Gialla – it was passed on to my grandfather Franz, then my father Isidoro, who enlarged it over the course of years to an estate that encompassed 20 hectares, of which eight are planted to vines. Today, thanks to the work of the entire family, we have reached 18 hectares of vines out of a total of 30 hectares, parts of which are in the communes of Gorozia, Capriva del Friuli and Dolegna del Collio. Following the local traditions and our profound bonds with the territory, we continue to cultivate the varieties handed down from our ancestors. Ribolla Gialla and Friulano (Tocai) are the principals ones and we have obtained from them, monovarietal wines. Meanwhile, for other varieties such as Malvasia, Moscato, Picolit and Verduzzo, we make wines that are blends of these varieties. This is an ancient custom, mentioned in a testimonial of “Colliano” at the beginnings of the 1900s and also first of the simple “Vino Bianco.” Besides these, we also have numerous international vines, introduced in Collio from 150 years ago and by this point, naturally rooted and adapted; these that have become individualized in our terroir: Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon, among the whites and Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot among the reds (with these grapes we also produce a typical Bordeaux blend).