Nonino

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Nonino is a small company that is one of the most famous Italian producers of grappa. Nonino is also the name of the family which owns and run the brand Nonino Grappa. The first Nonino distillery was founded by Orazio Nonino in Ronchi di Percoto, in the Friuli region in northeastern Italy.

Nowadays, the company is led by Gianola Nonino, who led the company to achievements and made its Nonino Grappa famous among the celebrities of Italy. Nonino has won several prizes and innovated in the field of grappa production in several ways. In 1973, Nonino became the first company to produce a commercial grappa from a single grape variety by creating a liquor using only the Picolit grape. In 1984, the company produced the first whole-grape distillate which they marketed as Ue.

International Nonino Prize[edit]

Nonino also founded the International Nonino Prize, originally designed to award and preserve Friulian traditions but which has developed into a prestigious literary prize.

Winners

External links[edit]