Pradio was established in the seventies by the Cielo brothers with the aim of obtaining a limited portfolio of first quality wines in the Grave del Friuli area (the gravelly lowland). The winery is currently under the management of Luca Cielo, and Pierpaolo Cielo as export manager.
The winery currently has about 30 hectares of vineyards, giving an annual production of approximately 300.000 bottles.
The Cielo family decided to apply new vine cultivation system reducing the yield of grapes to obtain a more balanced production.
The winemaking has been diversified according to the type of grape, its degree of ripeness, the extract and the aromatic contents. In addition to the traditional vinification without skins, winemaking is also accomplished by cold maceration and hyper oxygenation.
Fermentation is always temperature-controlled and a part of the Chardonnay and Sauvignon must ferments and ages in 225 and 350 liter barrique.
Our oenologist Beppe Bassi plays an important role; he has been responsible of the vinification for about ten years and his experience and skill are giving a decisively unique touch to the quality and typicalness of the wines.