The Five Tenets of Small Vineyards
- Single estate.
- Picked by hand.
- Sustainably farmed.
- Artisanal in production.
- Family operated farms.
We’re proud this standard continues to provide the backbone for August Imports’ entire ethos.
Pinot Grigio Friuli Colli Orientali DOC
Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Perched at 200-220 meters near the border with Slovenia, cooler temperatures, 45 year-old vines and excruciating low yields lend Dario Guerra's Pinot Grigio an unparalleled concentration and viscosity. A study in nature and mathematics, this wine is a weave of Friuli's telltale tropical fruits and velvety tannins.
With Small Vineyards, our goals have always remained the same, espousing what we call our five basic tenets: we always look for wines that are single estate, picked by hand, sustainably farmed, artisanal in production, and come from soil-to-bottle, family-operated farms. We’re proud to have upheld this standard for the lifespan of the company, and today it continues to provide the backbone for August Imports’ entire ethos.
The Small Vineyards Gold Discovery Seal is on the front of every bottle we import. The seal identifies a wine we’ve certified as low-yield, hand-harvested, earth-friendly, and crafted by family-owned Small Vineyards.