The Valpanera Wines are almost exclusively made with Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso grape, autochthonous of the Friuli Venezia-Giulia Region, and believed to be one of the most ancient grown in Italy. Livia, wife of Octavian Augustus, used to enjoy this wine. Even Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798) in his book “ Histoire de ma vie” mentions being served a “delicious Refosco”. The grape is grown around the Aquileia Roman town near the Adriatic Sea, in the eastern part of the Region, on clay alluvial soil. All these wines are Award Winners and Gold Medalists.