In 1998, Marco Cecchini inherited his grandfather's 1 hectare (2.58 acres) vineyard. He was still studying “International Economics” but he decided, after graduating, to revitalize the farm located in Faedis, in Friuli, northeastern Italy.
He considers himself an artisan in the winemaking but an artist in the interpretation of the terroir.
He names himself “independent“, because he respects every winemaking philosophy but prefers to follow his vision.
Sparkling, biodinamic, natural, industrial, anphorated or thick wines! He doesn't like trends. A very good wine it’s enough to him.
After 16 years, Marco Cecchini is now working eight hectares under vine reaching an annual production of 40,000 bottles and recently finished the new winery. The philosophy is to herald local grapes such as Tocai, Verduzzo and Picolit (white wines) and the indigenous red Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso to spotlight the terroir of his small region. Embracing the philosophies of a respectful and organic farming, the work on the vines is 100% handmade and focused to build a self sustainable environment in his vineyards where plants, insects and animals can live far from hard chemicals.
Maintaining optimum freshness by keeping oxygen from his grapes once they have been harvested, Marco farms his limestone-rich soils to produce some of the most interesting and dynamic expressions of fruit from his native Friuli.