Set in the lovely expanse of its own vineyards, the San Simone estate represents a dynamic interplay between tradition and technology. All the traditions of local farm architecture are present: the red bricks of the walls, the open-timbered roof structures, the enclosed work-yard paved with cobbles, doors and windows all in local wood, as are the office and cellar roofs.
Experimentation, the fruitful marriage of custom and innovation, has always been the hallmark of San Simone. The organizational efficiency and the unique wines which characterize our firm account for the success that we have enjoyed for many years in Italy and abroad.
Determined to improve even further the efficiency of our internal management system and to ensure the quality of our entire production process, we achieved UNI EN ISO 9002 certification for San Simone's Quality System. Customer satisfaction and constant improvement are now more than ever the primary goals of this Friulan winery.
Motivated by our conviction that good winemaking begins in the vineyard, the Brisotto family invests a considerable proportion of its resources in its vineyards; we thus support forward-looking viticultural practices based on low yields, achieved through a higher number of vines per hectare/acre and lower number of buds per vine.
Throughout the growing year, expert viticulturalists manage our vineyards in the Grave and Colli Trevigiani districts, utilizing environment-respectful vineyard practices to raise healthy, high-quality fruit.
We utilize the most technologically-sophisticated equipment in our cellars so that we can carefully nurture, through every step in producing and storing our wines, those unique characteristics provided by vineyard and fruit. The most critical attention to proper picking times, very light pressing of the grapes, and computer-controlled fermentation temperatures and pumping-over of red-wine caps are measures that coax out and preserve the delicate aromas in the grape.
The various steps in the production of a wine are reflected in the efficient design of our cellers: from the fermentation area the wine goes to the holding tanks area, followed by the bottling room, the cased-goods warehouse, the laboratory for analysis, and finally the tasting room for the public.
On the lower level, one enters San Simone's sancta sanctorum: a wide stairway descends to the binning or aging cellars, where neat rows of botti, or large wood ovals, perfectly complement the exposed beams of the ceiling and the massive, old-fashioned wood table always ready to bear glasses for tasting.
We welcome visitors, by appointment, to visit our winemaking facilities and to taste our wines.