The Jermann family have Austro-Hungarian origins. Anton Jermann moved from what was then Burgenland in Austria to the Friuli Venezia Giulia region of northern Italy in 1881, settling in Villanova in the Farra d'Isonzo wine region to found his winery. Here today they have 170 hectares under vine which are farmed sustainably and organically. The Insonzo region is a plain formed by alluvial deposits on the border with Slovenia, crossed by the Insonzo River which defines its terroir. On the left side of the river the soils are fine red gravel and noble clay, whilst on the right side very calcareous soils predominate. The red wines from here are intense and deep in colour, well-structured and velvety-textured, and the whites have superb balance with elegant aromas. A second cellar, Ruttars in Dolegna del Collio, was inaugurated on 07.07.07. Here they have 20 hectares under vine. This is the most northeastern region of the Italian Peninsula, a hilly strip of land between the Julian Alps and the Adriatic sea, where the prized Ponca soils create unique wines.
Silvio Jermann, the great grandson of the founder is considered to be one of Friuli's top winemakers and he uses his imaginative flair to make wines in his own style – small quantities of big, fruity and age-worthy wines outside the stricter regulations of the DOC - therefore these wines are labelled as IGT. Tunina is Jermann’s most acclaimed wine, first produced in 1975, a genuine field blend made from Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Malvasia Istriana and Ribolla Gialla. The wines of Vinnaioli Jermann are all vegetarian and vegan friendly. These are truly singular wines which offer something quite exceptional.