Our vineyards are located in the Podravje region in Slovenia and are owned by the Puklavec family. Our family’s love affair with wine started back in the 1930s when General Manager and Enologist Martin Puklavec became involved with the cooperative of winegrowers. In the 1950s and 1960s he was the driving spirit of the winery with the construction of our specially designed cellar. Partly through his efforts the area has developed into one of the world’s best wine regions. Vladimir Puklavec and his two daughters, Tatjana and Kristina, all work together alongside the other winegrowers with the determination to continue the pursuit of their (grand)father’s vision: to make the finest possible wines together.
Our contemporary and cosmopolitan wines hail from eastern Slovenia: the region of Ljutomer-Ormož. Here at our vineyards all our grapes are still handpicked. Our wines deliver a more profound taste and are recognized as being dry, fresh and fruity but not too high in alcohol content.
The question of capacity or quantity may come as a surprise to some: Currently we produce 6,5 million litres of wine annually and we are the largest exporter of wines in Slovenia. We have the capacity to supply to even the greatest of demands.
Quality is essential for maintaining the solid reputation we have established. Every step in the process is carefully considered; from defining the best timing to harvest the grapes, to the handpicking of every grape through to the use of cutting edge technology. We apply the modern, reductive way of wine making, thanks to our inert gas system we are able to protect the more delicate aromas and ensure low sulphur content in our wines. Our wine cellar is certified according to such international standards as IFS as well as BRC A announced.