Kmetija Stekar


Janko Stekar is the man behind Kmetija Stekar, located in western Slovenia in Goriška Brda between the Julian Alps and the Adriatic Sea. The vineyards have the perfect location facing south and southwest on the terraces of the steep slopes. They are protected from the cold winds from the north, while the Burja wind from the east helps keeping humidity down.

Janko has a holistic approach to life and a goal of being self-sufficient while producing genuine wines that evoke emotions and reflect both the area and the winemaker himself. In the vineyard, he lets common sense rule in respect of nature. Harvesting is done by hand and the cultivation is organic, even though not all wines are certified. Together with his wife, Tamara, the two also have a bed and breakfast, where they serve their own prosciutto and ham, if you ever happen to find yourself in the area.

The philosophy behind Kmetija Stekar is to explore the proud local traditions of winemaking through spontaneous fermentations and long macerations. Nothing is added in the cellar except a little sulphur before bottling to protect the wines from the transportation. This is orange wine, as it has always been made in the region. Untamed and wild while balancing between great drinkability and structure from the maceration.

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