It's Rebula o'clock

Published: 24.8.2018

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It's Rebula o'clock

One month, one wine, two events. It's Rebula o'clock. Ready for some wine?

It's Rebula o'clock

In August, two events dedicated to Rebula, an indigenous Slovenian wine variety, have been organised. The first one, in Vipava Valley, already took place, while the second one, Brda, Home of Rebula, takes place next week, 28-30 August. Rebula carries an outstanding expressive potential and thus plays an important role also in terms of presenting Slovenia on the global stage, as a country featuring excellent wines. Both projects have thus been supported also by the Slovenian Tourist Board.

Rebula in Vipava Valley

Viticulture plays an important role for Vipava Valley, not only from economic, territorial and social view, but also from the cultural point of view. Let us recall: Vipava Valley has been listed among Lonely Planet’s best destinations to visit this summer. It thus comes of no surprise that the destination has grown in popularity. A vital part of the offer is definitely, wine tourism, which is often the main reason for the trip.

Last week, 17-20 August, six winemakers - Miha Batič (Batič Wines), Primož Lavrenčič (Burja Estate), Valter Mlečnik (Mlečnik Wines), Zmago Petrič (Guerila), Franc Vodopivec (Slavček), Edvard Svetlik (Svetlik) joined forces and created event dedicated to Vipava Valley Rebula (Vipavska rebula). A number of renowned journalists from Slovenia and abroad have been invited to the event, which showcased the importance of Rebula and wine-growing for the valley.

Rebula in Goriška Brda

Next week, the 2nd international event: Brda, Home of Rebula, will take place in the marvellous Renaissance-style ambience of the Vipolže Villa in the Brda region.

Also this event is dedicated to our indigenous variety Rebula, this time specifically to its distinctive multifaceted character. The diversity of microclimate in the Brda hills, nestled between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea, provides audacious winemakers with an extraordinary spectrum of expression through various winemaking methods: from classic mineral wine, across amazing Rebulas aged in various dimensions of oak barrels, amphorae and concrete eggs, to wines with prolonged skin contact which have in recent years attracted the attention of the world’s leading pundits.

Rebula does not only carry outstanding expressive potential, but also connects two wine regions, the Slovenian Brda and the Italian Collio, thirteen renowned winemakers from both sides of the border will join their efforts for a second time in the promotion of the variety and its terroir on the global stage: Marjan Simčič, Edi Simčič, Ferdinand, Klet Brda, Ščurek, Dolfo, Medot, Zanut, Erzetič, Jermann, Gravner, Radikon, and Keber.

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