Pasji Rep - Slovenia
The Vipava Valley is located in western Slovenia, on the border with Italy, and has been known for about 2000 years for its wine production. The climate is influenced by the Mediterranean, the Nanos plateau and the cold northern Burja wind (which can go up to 200 km per hour) and lies
on the border of Mediterranean and continental climate zones.
Hidden in a small valley with the name "dog tail" (Pasji Rep), lies the eponymous
wine estate, in the village of Orehovica. The Premrn family has been making wine here for four generations. From 1988 the wines are bottled under their own name. The micro climate in the valley protects the vineyards against the wind and the location facing south, west and east
provides a lot of sun.
The wines are therefore aromatic and full. Halfway 1980 father Franc focused on the almost forgotten native grape variety Zelen and on a responsible way to make wine. In 2014 son Samo took over the domain and a new one test room built. The plans for a new basement are in the works. The family works certified organic using a few biodynamic techniques. In the vineyards are handled manually, from pruning to picking the grapes. During the wine making process, no additives are used and interventions are kept to a minimum.