The Karst. A rocky limestone plateau between the Vipava River Valley and the Bay of Trieste. Similar landforms around the world are called karst, named after Slovenia's Karst region. The landscape is rocky and wild, but for those of us who live here, cultivated and domestic. Here is where the sun dwells. From the north the fierce Bora wind blows down to the sea. Here oaks grow among the boulders, and dogwood, smoke tree, winter savory, and wild rose. And, growing in the unique red earth-terra rossa-the grapevine.

Our family's farm and vineyards, cellar, and house are located in the western portion of the Karst, in the village of Gorjansko, only about 5 km distant from the sea. Despite a family tradition, the present-day farm was created out of nothing. More than 30 years ago, more specifically in 1974, we produced the first wine for our own restaurant. Teran and Karst table white. Later on we decided that we had too much of each. We continued catering, but to groups by reservation only, and devoted ourselves exclusively to the production of wine. We bottled wine for the first time in 1990 (vintage 1988). Wine-making and cellarage today are passing into the hands of the next generation; the wine is still produced using the same methods as our ancestors.