Founded in 1897 by Orazio Nonino in the Friuli region of Italy, Nonino has changed the way the world views grappa. Today, current proprietor Benito Nonino and his wife Giannola, together with their three daughters Cristina, Antonella and Elisabetta, continue to lead Italian distillers through their devotion to research, quality and innovation.
In 1973, the Noninos crafted the first ever single-vineyard, single-grape grappa with their Grappa Nonino Cru Monovitigno Picolit. Picolit was a huge success, triggering many of the industry’s current trends. Then, in 1984, Benito and Gianolla solidified their status as industry leaders by introducing the world’s first single-vineyard, single-grape distillate produced using whole grape clusters. This product, known as ÙE (pronounced “Oo-ay”), further revolutionized the industry and introduced distillates with uniquely intense aroma and flavor components.
Today, Nonino’s extensive product line revolves around their award winning grappas and revolutionary ÙEs. Presented in elegant bottles – most of which are hand blown – it is no wonder that Nonino grappas and ÙEs are some of the most sought-after distillates in the world today.
Nonino sources the majority of their fruit from suppliers in the Friuli region of Italy. Their single vineyard “cru monovitigno” items, however, are produced from grapes grown on estate proprieties outside the town of Percoto--each specific product’s fruit is sourced from an individually unique geographical area.
Nonino was founded in 1897 by Orazio Nonino in Ronchi di Pavia, in the Friuli region of Italy. Over the course of the next 70 years, ownership of Nonino has been handed down from one generation to the next three times. Today, fourth generation Proprietor Benito Nonino and his wife Giannola operate the distillery with their three daughters.