The Collavini story began in 1896 at Rivignano. Founder Eugenio Collavini supplied wine to the noble families of Udine and to wine shops. In 1966, the cellar moved to the Castello Zucco-Cuccanea in Corno di Rosazzo, built in 1560. Manlio was one of the first ones to believe in Pinot Grigio fermented off the skins, (it was 1969) and in 1971, he created Il Grigio, a trend-setting sparkling wine, which was later joined by Ribolla Gialla Brut Millesimè. Collavini is a family-owned and operated company managed by Manlio and his sons Giovanni and Luigi.