Dario Princic

Laid-back pioneer

Located in Oslavia, on the border of Italy and Slovenia, this lovely family-run winery has been one of the initiators of orange wines in Italy. Farming biodynamically since 1988, Dario established his winery in 1993 and bottled his first wines. All his whites undergo a long skin maceration, they ferment in open vats and age in used Slovenian barrels resulting in super complex, intense, flavourful, deep wines.


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Dario Princic Bianco
Princic Bianco with glass
Dario Princic
Bianco NV
Italian WineOrange WineRustic
Dario Princic Rosso
Dario Princic Rosso nv bottle and glass
Dario Princic
Rosso NV
Italian WineRed WineEarthy
Dario Princic Pinot Grigio
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Dario Princic
Pinot Grigio 2015
Italian WineOrange WineEarthy
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Dario Princic Jakot
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Dario Princic
Jakot 2015
Italian WineOrange WineFruity & Aromatic
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Dario Princic Bianco Trebez
Dario Princic Bianco Trebez back
Dario Princic
Bianco Trebez 2014
Italian WineOrange WineMineral
Dario Princic Ribolla Gialla 2018
Dario Princic Ribolla Gialla 2018 bottle and glass
Dario Princic
Ribolla Gialla 2018
Italian WineOrange WineRustic & Earthy
Dario Princic Sivi 2018
Dario Princic Sivi 2018 bottle and glass 2
Dario Princic
Sivi 2018
Italian WineOrange WineEarthy
Dario Princic Favola
Dario Princic Favola backlabel
Dario Princic
Favola 2018
Italian Wine Orange WineMineral
Dario Princic Merlot 2013
Princic Merlot 2013 bottle and glass
Dario Princic
Merlot 2013
Italian WineRed WineRich & Powerful
Dario Princic Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Dario Princic Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 bottle and glass
Dario Princic
Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Italian WineRed WineRich & Powerful


The Azienda Agricola Dario Princic is situated in the Italian Friuli region, on the Italian-Slovenian border in the village of Oslavia. The area has been quite unfortunate historically and got basically abandoned after the First World War. Dario and a couple of his fellow neighbouring winemakers started with natural winemaking in the late 1980’s and refused to treat their vines with chemicals. They established “skin contact wines”, as they call it what many understand as “orange wines”, in Italy where the kind had barely any precedent.

For quite a few years his wines had hard time in selling but he was determined and kept producing the way he wanted and liked until finally interest grew. Although it was hard to sell in the beginning, they’ve slowly gained a great reputation in the region. Nowadays he is one of the most known names in the natural wine world and he is also an important member of ‘Vini Veri’ association.

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Dario has started bio-dynamic farming in 1988 and bottled his first wines in 1993. The soil is quite deep under the vineyards and is based on mostly clay and sandstone.The grapes are harvested by hand and get de-stemmed in the cellar. For the time of the maceration they’re placed in open wooden vats without temperature control. Following the pressing, they get transferred to old wooden barrels and barriques. Without any filtration or fining, only a small amount of sulphites are added before bottling.

Orange Wines

Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Tocai Friulano (Jakot) and Chardonnay are the white grape varieties that are used for his orange wines.

If it wasn’t already enough of the complications, some more trouble came along regarding the Tocai Friulano grape variety. The Hungarian “Tokaj” wine region, after decades of battle, has claimed and won exclusivity for the word “tokaj/tokaji”tocai/and the like…”. That’s when Dario and again his neighbours started calling their wine made from this grape “jakot”

Dario also makes remarkable red wines as well out of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The monovarietal Cabernet Sauvignon is a late harvest, super complex, and spent 10 (!!!) years in the barrel!

The Princic family has been working together for many years now and the young generation is already strongly involved in the business.

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