Vineyards

It was not long ago when we could live of what we produced at home. There was corn and there were potatoes, fruit and vegetables, eggs and meat etc. Wine was always present, but winegrowing started to become the predominant activity in the second part of the 20th century. We slowly abandoned farming and started planting new vines.
The cultivation methods have changed with time, so we have selected those which give the best quality grapes and consequently wines. Today we use the simple guyot training system; we have about 5,000 vines per hectare and are firm believers in low yield. Modern mechanization does make work easier, but the most important jobs, like harvesting, are still performed manually.
The yield is between 35 and 40 hectolitres per hectare. This means that every single vine gives us a bottle of wine. Most of the vineyards – we cultivate 7 ha – are close to the farm, but there are some more distant. The right blend of varieties, red and white, for different positions gives us a product that is of very high quality. The best positions for the white varieties are: Breg, Podpč, Ronk and Pod hišo, and for the reds Pri Reki and Hruševlje.