Stegovec Winegrowing and Winemaking
Access by bus
Brje 121 - Sveti Martin, Sveti Martin (Brje na Vipavskem), 5263 Dobravlje
++386 5 305 77 00, ++386 41 369 633, 31 200 111
Wine varietiesbeli pinot, zelen, rebula, klarnica, pinela
Wine-growing districtsValley of Vipava
Activities in the areahorseback riding, bicycling, hiking
Locationin the countryside
Languages spokenSlovene, English, German, Croatian, Italian
Sveti Martin is a small hamlet lying in the hilly landscape in the middle of the Vipava Valley. The favourable microclimate there enables the production of the best quality wines and therefore the winegrowing tradition has been a pleasure to many generations. The harmony of colours, aromas and flavours unites with the wonderful nature and with the astonishing view of the Italian Dolomites, the Karst and the Vipava Valley all the way to the Mt. Nanos.
The higher-lying grounds and marl soil are unique features of these vineyards and create excellent conditions for fine wine. The vineyards are carefully cultivated and they take care that each vine never produces more than 1 kg of grapes.
A lot of work needs to be done before wine is produced and during this process the Stegovec family always stays in touch with nature. It is very important of what kind of timber the barrels are made of, as it is the wood that enables wine to express its nobleness. Indigenous wines, namely Zelen, Pinela and Klarnica, as well as Ribolla and Pinot Blanc mature in acacia barrels, while Barbera and Merlot in oak barrels. Moreover, all the wines the Stegovec Wine Cellar has, including Rose, mature in wooden barrels.
The whole-year hard work of the entire family is rewarded with the company of their friends. A satisfied guest is very important for them, as he gives them a feeling of joy and happiness that they had done something good. Their wine cellar is a great place to enjoy the company. Meanwhile you can taste their wines and try some of their home-made specialities. Wine tasting certainly does not only mean sampling various wines but also enjoying in the company of people and exchanging opinions about wine producing and wine drinking.
The Stegovec family is very proud of their daughter, Martina Stegovec
, who was in 2000 the Slovenian Wine Queen
. The fact that she won the Wine Queen competition also means that the Stegovec wines really are worth trying.
How to Reach them?
When driving along the main road Ajdovščina – Nova Gorica turn left in the village of Potoče, and drive on till you reach the village of Brje. The hamlet of Sveti Martin, is located on the hill just above the village of Brje.
- from Ajdovščina 12 km
- from Ljubljana 80 km
- from Vrtojba (on the Slovene-Italian border) 20 km GPS Northing (N)
: 45,8603 GPS Easting (E)