Dragani: History

Dragani: History

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The activities of DRAGANI Cellars began way back in AD 1812. In that year a document signed dell’alora burgomaster of Caldari authorizes Dragani Emanuele year sales of its products in the same municipality territory.
Already at that time the family had Dragani his most renowned agri like Selva de ‘Canons and the Source Honeydew. The two seals, had probably for rent by the monks of the abbey of Frisa, then lords of the surrounding area, have established for decades the nature reserve of Dragani family, that is, the places where the wine was produced personally used by the family, over the years . Various documents stand as evidence of the activities of the founders in the wine industry: examples are those who declare Dragani family official supplier of the Bishop and Lords of Ortona.  
Mr.. Nicholas Dragani after World War II has renewed all the vineyards and began marketing wine in Pescara, the place of the family residence, where he owned a wine in bulk and resell in carboys. With the help of his son Gabriele, who from an early age, he showed a remarkable intelligence and commercial attitude, they bought its first equipment to bottle the wine, 2 liters in size with crown cap, stowed in iron baskets. In 1962, Gabriele, built the first part of the establishment and later in 1978, the modern part of the plant, introducing the first technological innovations and above all the first modern bottling.
In 1999, Grace, daughter of Gabriel, he continued with equal commitment to the business, innovating business technologies and expanding the sales network in Italy and abroad, culminating in 2012 with the innovation of the entire bottling line and creation of an efficient and modern enological laboratory.