Azienda Ronco del Gnemiz and Azienda Necotium work very closely together. That is quit logic because the owners of both wine companies, Serena Palazzolo and Christian Patat, are lovers. Both share an absolute conviction for natural wines and a passion for their birthplace Friuli. After a career as an importer of the great French wine domains in Italy, Christian decided to become a winemaker. Since 1964 the Estate Ronco del Gnemiz is owned by the Palazzolo family. Serena is the owner of this famous winery. The domain owned 30 hectares of which 17 hectares are planted with vineyards. The winery is located on top of the hill of Rosazzo in the Colli Orientali. Here the vineyards benefits from cooling winds from the Adriatic Sea. But the Alps also provide shelter against the not unusually severe winters. The vineyards are organically managed. Most vineyards are planted on the typical "Ponca" soil of Friuli. A soil rich in clay (marl) and limestone.