Friuli-Venezia Giulia is a region in northeastern Italy bordering Austria, Slovenia and the Veneto, extending from the Adriatic Sea to the Alps. It possesses historical sites of immense fascination and pristine, gorgeous landscapes that are almost unknown to the mass tourist. A secret garden, waiting to be disovered.
The Rodaro winery, located in Spessa, is surrounded by the hills of the Colli Orientali, just a few kilometres from Cividale del Friuli, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The benchmark official document of the Rodaros is dated 23 March 1846. Registered with the seal of the then-Austro-Hungarian Empire, it testifies that the Rodaro family even in that time was dedicated to the cultivation of the land. The notarised act is a gift within the family: Paola, widow of Antonio Rodaro makes a gift of a piece of land to stepson Giacomo Rodaro. The Azienda Rodaro is born.
The Rodaros were a hard-working family, known for their tenacity and for their commitment to hard work. The family were a true benchmark among the farmers of the area, and they flourished thanks to their business ability and farsightedness, growing to posses 135 hectares of property, with 57 in vineyards.