Brje in Vipava is a small village amidst the Vipava Valley in the western part of Slovenia. It is situated on the border with Italy and lies approximately 100 kilometres from Trieste. The sun, the bora wind and the climate create ideal conditions for viticulture and winemaking. The Makovec family estate or the Mansus brand is the estate where words like vine, grapes and wine are written with capital letters. The interplay between tradition and new approaches shows in their wines. They are different, which is reflected by the modest marly soil, the method of cultivation and the amount of sunlight The vines receive. The cellar pays attention to two lines, namely the single-year, fresh, and the multiple-year line, where wine matures in acacia and oak barrels. A special line are wines of old varieties, called "the old way" or macerated wines in Slovenia, which are now very highly-prized and sought after.