Nonino is a small company that is one of the most famous Italian producers of Grappa. Nonino is also the name of the family which owns and run the brand. The first Nonino distillery was founded by Orazio Nonino in Ronchi di Percoto, in the Friuli region in northeastern Italy.
Nonino has won several prizes and innovated in the field of grappa production in several ways. In 1973, Nonino became the first company to produce a commercial grappa from a single grape variety by creating a liquor using only the Picolit grape. In 1984, the company produced the first whole-grape distillate which they marketed as Ue.
Nonino also founded the International Nonino Prize originally designed to award and preserve Friulian traditions but which has developed into a prestigious literary prize.