The Atha RUJA company was founded in the early nineties. It was not established on a basis of "love at first sight" but from the development of a rich tradition of wine, spanning back two generations in time. Pietro Pittalis and Anita Salis, have made, by a shared passion and choice, a dream become a reality. The scents, the tradition and love for viticulture have followed them since they were children when as children they harvested and laid the grapes in small baskets of wattle. Back then, the wine was stored in vats of Juniper wood that were laid in carts pulled by oxen yokes, and started towards the cellars for processing. For a time Peter and Anita followed different paths of life and studies which was necessary for their growth. Today, they are two well-established professionals practicing in the fields of entrepreneurship and medicine. The reasons which contributed to the achievement of the company and which brought both back to their origins were mainly the memories, the smells and their passion.
The awareness that all successful initiatives are always shaped by many different smart intelligences led to the search for a good oenologist who was still young, capable, of “good race” and enthusiastic. Dr. Marco Bernabei, was and is for the Atha RUJA winery, a key reference point. He is now considered “part of the family” and an essential figure for the development, growth, quality and elegance of the wines produced.
Peter and Anita live this beautiful story with great enthusiasm. Their hope lies in their children, Manuela, Teresa and Eugenio and that this dream may continue.
The territory, passion and quality.