The Nonino family has been making its Premio Nonino acheivement awards since 1975. On Saturday 26 January 2013 at the 38th annual Premio Nonino Award Ceremony held at the Nonino Distilleri at Ronchi di Percoto near Udine in Italy Peter Higgs was awarded the Nonino Prize 2013 'Man Of Our Time'. He was joined in the ceremony by Fabiola Gianotti, spokesperson of the ATLAS experiment at CERN who was awarded the Nonini Prize 2013.
The Nonino family has been making grappa in this region since 1987. The story of this family business can be found here.