Marina Danieli - Friuli, Colli Orientali
Region: Friuli Venezia Giulia
The name Danieli has always been associated with one of the biggest steel industry groups in the world. Marina however, has chosen to follow her love for the local country side and its beautiful surroundings by devoting herself to the vineyards on the symbolic rolling hills of Buttrio, and later by expanding into hospitality. As the third generation of woman, her daughter being the fourth, to oversee and run the lands, Marina has brought the Estate to a much grander position than she found it. She grows indigenous grapes on the hills and flatlands of Buttrio that were carved out by the glaciers. The land is rich in minerals for farming.
Marina has worked long and hard in honor of her families name. Borrowing an old symbol of the family; ‘il mus’, the donkey, which stands for stubbornness, strength and resilience it, also is a reminder of Marina’s grandfather and his witty sense of humor as he chose it as a family’s emblem.