Wine is born from the earth and the quality of SIRCH wines lies in the millenary origin of its ponca, a Friulian term that indicates the combination of marl
(limestone and calcareous clay) and sandstone (cemented sands) that emerged from the water over the course of several geological eras.

Sixty million years ago, the flat and hilly area of the Friuli Colli Orientali DOC zone was a large gulf:
the slow but very long process of land uplift combined with the retreating action of the sea and the draining action of the rivers (Tagliamento and Isonzo)
filled the primordial gulf with debris and gave rise to the particular terroir that characterizes the entire area today.

“The hills of the Cividale area are formed exclusively from Eocene-age soils characteristic of eastern Friuli are the rounded hills,
that soft undulation of hillocks, with an agricultural vocation and amenity”
wrote Professor Taramelli in 1873.
The fossils are those of fish and mollusks, ancestors of the seafood that goes so well with SIRCH white wines!

Stretching between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea, these lands are also unique because of their microclimate: Mediterranean and sometimes continental. The ventilation is constant with considerable temperature variations that favorably influence the varietal aromas of the different vines. The profile of the hills is modulated by the work of generations of vine-growers and appears as a harmonious alternation of terraces planted with vines and large areas of woodland.




Il Friuli Venezia Giulia is a land with a vocation for the most diverse expressions of wine, and it is in the SIRCH production areas that the most renowned vines are concentrated: here the hilly marly soils are exposed to the infinite combinations that arise from the encounter between the breezes of the Adriatic and the fresh winds from the East. A precious gift from Nature that the hand of man assists and enhances. In keeping with the best traditions and the most up-to-date technical expertise, our vignerons work different areas with vines of varying age and mainly adopt the “guyot” method or the classic “double inverted” technique.




At the crossroads of waters, lands and peoples, the SIRCH vineyards concentrate the immense wealth of different histories and geographies in a single area. To the east, the Judrio river marks the border between Italy and Slovenia, to the west the Natisone river defines the renowned Friuli Colli Orientali DOC area.
Theodahad’s, king of the Goths (534 A.D.), already attested to the strong production of wine in the area of Cividale, where bunches of grapes and vine shoots are often depicted in Lombard art. Embraced by these two waterways – between the municipalities of Cividale del Friuli, Prepotto and Premariacco – SIRCH thus unites, under its colored labels, a long history of geographical and cultural boundaries, but also of meetings and mergers that have enriched these lands.




The reliefs, an alternation of marl and sandstone, reach between 100 and 350 meters above sea level and form what is called “ponca” in the local language, Friulian. The Julian Alps to the north protect these lands from cold currents, while the Adriatic Sea laps them with the benefits of a gentle, constant breeze.
As early as the end of the 19th century, this area was described as: “Interesting, geologically speaking, is the morainic group to the north of Udine, which goes towards S. Pietro al Natisone and Cividale; the soil is due to the Eocene period. S. Pietro and Cividale are noteworthy for reds and table wines.”
From harvesting to vinification, we take into account the plot of land, exposure to the sun, the variety of grapes and the age of the vineyard, to keep intact the characteristics of those products and then choose how to blend them and enhance them to satisfy the tastes of our consumers.