Slovenia is wedged between Italy, Austria, Hungary, Croatia and the Adriatic Sea. It is an emerald country with very diverse landscapes, a lot of sunshine and a hard-working and hospitable population. For decades Slovenia was only able to profile itself to a limited extent, but in recent years it has been developing at great speed. The country has always focussed on the West, a process that has been magnified since independence.
In the northeast of Slovenia you will find the area of Jeruzalem Ormož, one of the world’s greatest wine regions. It is at the same altitude as Burgundy, and its latitude is comparable to New Zealand. The hills and terraces are characteristic of the region, and these carefully raised terraces mean that our grapes receive a great deal of sunshine. The grapes are all picked by hand, and while this may be labour-intensive, it is certainly not an extravagance because, as the people in the know (those who work the vineyards) say, it contributes greatly to our wines.