GORISKA BRDA A fairy tale wine country between the Alps and the Mediterranean. MORE ABOUT BRDA

Goriska Brda - Brda


Europe’s green treasure

Slovenia is thought of as Europe’s green treasure on the sunny side of the Alps. In 2016, Slovenia became the world’s first country to be declared a Global Green Destination after reaching a record 96% level of compliance with the required sustainability criteria. In addition, Slovenia has a 2,400-year-old wine tradition. Although accounting for only 0.5% of European vineyards, the country produces some of the best wines in the world.


Some Call it Slovenia’s Tuscany

We’d like to welcome you to the Brda region. Due to the rolling hills and stunning villages, Brda has been called by some “Slovenia’s Tuscany”. Brda is located on the far west side of the country, in the Collio region which is shared with neighboring Italy. What makes this area extremely special for grape growing is the fact that we are embedded between the Mediterranean Sea and the Julian Alps.



The unique climate in the Brda region combines the freshness of the Alps and the pleasant Mediterranean Sea influences, producing top-quality wines with a broad spectrum of aromas. The hallmark of Brda wines is their minerality, which is due to a particular marl and flysh quality soil called “Opoka”. The combination of climate, soil and terrain have made the region one of the most interesting wine cultures in the world. Brda has the highest yield per hectare of medals and awards of all Slovenian wine growing areas. It is no wonder that the journalist from Wine Spectator , Robert Camuto, named it “The Next Great Wine Country”. CNN chose Brda among 10 great undiscovered wine regions.



“Brda” simply means “hills”. Since hills are prone to erosion, most vineyards are terraced. The steepness of the slopes does not allow for irrigation or machine work, so practically all grapes are harvested by hand and most of the work happens within family circles, which enhances quality control at all times. The primary grape variety is Rebula (27%), followed by Merlot (20%), Chardonnay (16%), and Sauvignonasse or Sauvignon Vert (12%). Other varieties grown in our vineyards include Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Bianco, Picolit, Verduzzo, Pinot Noir, and Syrah.



The native grape variety called Rebula or Ribolla Gialla is the rising star of the white varieties. Rebula is a wine of many faces. It is modern for its directness, simplicity, and purity; popular for carrying a cultural tradition established through centuries of taste history, and internationally appreciated because the best Rebula comes from the Brda region.



Several historical sources state that Rebula or Ribolla Gialla has been present in the Brda region for many centuries. It was brought here by the Romans, who called it Helvola. The first mention of Ribolla Gialla dates back to the 14th century, when the name was used in a purchase and sale agreement concluded in 1336 in the village of Višnjevik. Back then, the term referred to the method used to produce the best white wines.



Being wine lovers ourselves, we strive to find Brda’s finest wines for our clients. By doing our own warehousing and fulfilment, your wine is handled with great care even before you place your order. Once ordered, your wine will be shipped to you within one to two business days. If for any reason you require additional assistance or service, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We truly hope you will enjoy your wine and our service to the maximum.

Selection of wines

Red wines

Red wine is associated with numerous health benefits.
It is believed to be an antioxidant that reduces the risk of heart disease and cancer. Of course, it is only healthy, if consumed in moderation. The typical colour of red wine comes from the grapes’ skin and seeds. On the other hand, rose’s raspberry pink colour is obtained by removing the skins from the grape juice. Most Slovenian red wines are dry, which means they are low in sugar.

White wines

White wine is always served chilled, whereas red wine needs to be kept at room temperature before serving. According to their sugar content, white wines are classified as dry, semi-dry, semi-sweet, and sweet. Dry wines are more acidic and contain less sugar, while semi-dry wines are less acidic and have more sugar. Sweet wines are in most cases dessert wines, which tend to be appreciated even by those who dislike the acidity of dry and semi-dry wines.