To make you understand Ronchi di Pietro and Monviert's story, first I have to tell you our story. When I was a child, like all children, I dreamed of becoming someone, of having a good job, an occupation that I could love and that could make my parents proud of me. So I started taking my first steps in the world with the intention of finding a passion to pursue, all mine. "Passion" is a word used for many different areas, often used inappropriately, other times forcedly attached to the activity that people practice daily, to justify their commitment. I believe that passion is a form of awareness, because it makes you understand who you really are, deep down, allowing you to know yourself fully. One day, just when I was looking for her, my passion found me. I was still a kid when a close person said a phrase that changed the way I see the world. I had already understood that my future would be tied to my land, but those few words allowed me to understand that I had made the right decision. Just right for me. It was a phrase by Howard Thurman that read: "Don't ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself 'what makes me feel alive?' When you find the answer, put your plan into action. Because what the world needs they are people capable of feeling alive. " And to me, the earth makes me, and has always made me feel alive. On these solid foundations, in 1950, Monviert was born, at the foot of the church of San Giuseppe, which we have owned since I remember, within which all the members of my family got married, including me. It all started from my parents' stone house, built from brick to brick, a bit like our company with its plots. In the same way, we have also expanded the structure that houses Monviert, cutting out the space it deserves. Today the venue is a joy for the eyes, capable of transmitting in a crystalline way all the emotions that we want to express daily through our wines, because over time the spirit has remained unchanged, only the passion has grown, and continues to grow. Born as Ronchi San Giuseppe, this passion had to be handed down and exported. So the whole family was infected, from me, to my children, up to my grandchildren, far exceeding my childhood dreams. The name Monviert originates from the church, which has watched over our 87 hectares for centuries. In Friulian, the language that speaks our land, means "open mountain": because the "mountain" that hosts it gives an "open" view. From its top it manages to show all the love that my family has sown, and continues to sow, in this land for three generations. Over the years we have grown, together with our passion. And so the world around us has also changed, through the digitization and evolution of production methods. But to transform innovation into real improvement, you need to know who you are dealing with: Mother Nature. She, who has always been able to give us fine grapes, and we, always with great respect, who have been able to cultivate and transform it into high quality wines, trying to follow the philosophy that moves Monviert: NATURÃ DOCET, TRADITIO CUSTODIT. Because it is really so, nature teaches, but tradition must know how to keep its instructions. From the great struggles against its bad weather, to the great satisfactions given by its fruits, it is all part of a great investment, an investment in time that pays off with knowledge and improvement, staff first and then business. So, strengthened by this awareness gained over the years, we decided to interpret the term "innovation" in our own way, always keeping in mind the fundamental value that moves Monviert: respect for the earth. For this reason, we have decided to transform waste, such as dry branches, into a resource, heating the whole company through their combustion, to always treat nature and all its fruits with respect. An evolution that arises from listening to the earth, which, day after day, teaches you to take care of it: it shows you what is best to do, when it is best to do it and how. The earth is a life partner and repays you with the same coin with which you treat it: it repays respect, pays attention and returns commitment. You can have an equal relationship with the earth, if you have the patience to listen to it, the desire to understand it and the strength to help it improve. This thought is the engine that drives our family. For this reason we treat our plots by applying an artisanal care: grape by grape, as if we were still a small company. Following a passion, your passion, means honoring your fundamental values, it means respecting yourself. And it is only by respecting yourself that you can respect what you are.