Our grandfathers believed that wine-making was something sacred. The work in the vineyards along with the wine-making in the cellar and finally enjoying the fruit of their efforts was the lifestyle of people living in Brda.
In the wine-cellar the ancient wine-makers acted according to natural cycles. To preserve fully ripened grapes and develop it in the best possible way they sterilized the carefully washed and dried barrels with home-grown herbs. Thyme, bay, rosemary and sage were charcoal-burned and used to flavour the barrels.
Our grandfathers called the wine that matured in these oak barrels »motnik« and this way they produced the only red variety growing in Brda – black rebula or pokalca. With our Motnik we endeavour to preserve the ancient tradition and enrich it with contemporary know-how as well as the interpretation of one of the most remarkable Slovene oenologists, Darinko Ribolica, and the wine-maker of Wine-cellar Goriska Brda, Igor Skubin.
In Motnik the Mediterranean aromas meet the perfect style of one of the most renowned Slovene wineries.
- Wine growing area: Brda
- Position: SW, E
- Vineyard shape: terraced
- Altitude: 200 m
- Vine training: single Guyot
- Spacing: 4,000 – 5,000 vines/ha
- Vineyards aged: 30-40 years
- Type of soil: flysch, marl, sandstone
- Climate: sub-Mediterranean, a mixture of warm sea air and cold Alpine winds
- Variety: 100% rebula, autochthonous variety of the Brda
- Harvesting: exclusively handpicked grapes
- 100% in slavonian oak barrels
- in slavonian oak barrels of 10 months