What is it about?
Our K2 vineyard was planted in 1973 and it is producing an amazing Pinot Grigio, now at risk of extinction.
My brother Francesco and I, are the 5th generation that take care of our land and the old plants we have inherited. We named the K2 plants "the Old Ladies". Unfortunately time passes for everyone and even the "Old Ladies" started to die, leaving this vineyard less and less populated.
Today the "Old Ladies'" number has been greatly reduced. A decision based on business and profit will have us to uproot the whole vineyard and start again with new plants, exploiting the cultivation. This is against our values.
We want the "Old Ladies" to teach the new plants what it means to produce in limited quantity with supreme quality, enjoying our care and the terroir.
We wish to be able to bequeath the genetic makeup od the "Old Ladies" to the next generations, so that they too can enjoy the production fo this unique wine.
With your support we won't change the layout of the vineyard (i.e. the width between rows or plants) nor the type of cultivation. The K2 vineyard will stay as it is and we will manually plant 1.200 plants, placing them where we have the dead ones.
During the first year we will plant self rooted vines, where we will then graft the gems of the "Old Ladies". This way we will have new and vigorous vines with the genetic makeup and experience of the "Old Ladies".
How funds will be used
Technically the process we will follow will be:
- Autumn 2021: manual planting of 1200 rootstocks within the K2 vineyard;
- Winter 2021/2022: the gems fo the "Old Ladies" are taken and kept in a thermo-regulated environment;
- Spring/Summer 2022: grafting of the buds on the plated rootstocks;
- Harvest 2024: harvesting of the first grapes.
The funds will be distributed as follows:
- 2.500 euros for the purchase of the rootstocks and their planting;
- 2.500 euros for the removal of the gems and the following grafting;
- 2.500 euros for the following 3 years where we will take care of the plants with no production.
Who's behind the project?
Francesco and Letizia, the 5th generation leading this winery founded in 1890.
We have inherited these lands and these plants, which over the years have given a lot to our family, and we will keep protecting them.
Our dream is to give this business to our children, keeping it as its best and respecting our predecessors who have dedicated themselves to it.
We have 35 hectares of vineyards, and we will fight against exploitation of the plants and the consequent deterioration of the earth.
We have ambitious dreams and we need your help to make them come true.
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Marina Danieli Estate
Marina Danieli Estate
We are a family business, now at its 5th generation, based on an exceptional soil and strong viticulture tradition. These wines are made 100% by us with certified Sustainable approach to actively contribute to preserve biodiversity and the integrity of our land. We do our best to help the environment also using lightweight glass bottles and natural cork.
Our vineyards are all located in Buttrio, Udine, with breath-taking views over the Friuli Colli Orientali wine region, and an ideal south exposure.
The Estate, located at an altitude of 130 meters above the sea level, covers 86 acres. They are all protected by the Julian Prealps and the proximity to the Adriatic Sea provides the vines with a constant beneficial ventilation.