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This month, we've curated a selection of wines so irresistible, they'll sweep you off your feet faster than a love song. We’re giving a little skin contact from Spain, some rosé bubbles (so much better than roses) from Italy and a mix of reds that would warm anyone’s heart!

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February 2024 - Orange Club

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Club Pick 1

Wonderfully complex with notes of dried flowers like chamomile with herbal notes, ripe and dried fruits, and a touch of honey. It's gentle on the palate, medium-bodied, with a mineral-like character that feels harmonious, elegant, and refreshingly fresh.

Malvasia, Pinela, Rebula, Zelen

Chamomile with herbal notes, ripe and dried fruits, honey

Vintage:

  • 2021

ABV:

  • 13%

Funky Scale:

Middle of the Road

Style:

Food Wine

Region: Vipava Valley, Slovenia

Zmagoslav Petrich, the visionary behind Guerila Wines since its establishment in 2005, embodies a profound commitment to viticulture and a profound respect for the land. The winery's name, "Guerila," aptly mirrors their rebellious spirit and determination to challenge conventional winemaking norms. Guerila Wines stands out for prioritizing sustainable and biodynamic viticulture, firmly believing that these practices unveil the true essence of the terroir. Focusing on indigenous grape varieties such as Pinela, Zelen, Rebula, and Malvasia, the winery contributes to preserving the unique heritage of the Vipava Valley region. In the winemaking process, meticulous hand-harvesting and grape selection ensure optimal quality. Embracing a philosophy of minimal intervention, they allow spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts, enabling the grapes to authentically express themselves. Traditional techniques like skin contact and oak aging are employed, while the use of sulfites is kept to a minimum, and most wines undergo no filtration. Guerila Wines offers a diverse portfolio, including whites, reds, and sparkling wines, each a distinct reflection of the specific terroir and grape variety. Standout wines like the Retro White, an orange wine celebrated for its complexity, and the Sparkling Zelen, a crisp and refreshing sparkling wine crafted from the indigenous Zelen grape, showcase their innovative approach. Internationally acclaimed, Guerila Wines has garnered prestigious awards and recognition from esteemed wine critics, solidifying their reputation for producing high-quality, innovative wines that capture the essence of their unique terroir. To taste Guerila Wines is to experience the result of a winemaker's dedication to sustainability, innovation, and the authentic expression of the land.

Club Pick 2


A skin contact wine with a light yellow hue, hinting at subtle orange tones. Aromas of white flowers, citrus, and herbs lead to a dry, balanced palate with refreshing acidity and a mineral finish. Ideal for aperitifs, seafood, salads, and vegetarian dishes. Made organically, hand-harvested, and aged on lees. Widely available in Slovenia and Austria, it receives positive reviews for its freshness and drinkability.

Tasting Notes: Lychee, green apple, orange blossom and white pepper.

Pairing Suggestions: Kranjska Klobasa Bites, Coconut Curry Tofu, Potica
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Slovenia, Štajerska

Type: Orange | Vintage: 2022 | Sulfur: Minimal | Varietal: Traminer, Riesling, Javor, Welschriesling, Šipon, Kraljevina, Ranfol, Miška | Alcohol: 0.11 | Production: Sustainable | Style: Glou Glou

Producer Profile

Posestvo Bela gora, meaning White Hill Estate, stands out as a small family-owned vineyard and winery, creating vibrant and authentic wines from Štajerska grape varieties. Led by the talented winemakers Radojko Pelengic and Martina, the estate exudes passion, typicity, and love despite its limited production. Their 1-hectare vineyard on Bela gora, near Dramlje in Štajerska, northeastern Slovenia, reflects a rich family history, dating back to 1951 when Radojko's grandfather, Franc Kačičnik, planted the vines. The winery, passed down through three generations, witnessed a transition to organic farming, emphasizing terroir expression and minimal intervention in winemaking. The commitment to natural wines, fermented with native yeasts and minimal sulfur, showcases their dedication to authenticity. With vineyard work done by hand, maintaining the narrow spacing between rows, Posestvo Bela gora is a rare gem where varieties like Muscat, Sauvignon, and Blaufrankisch thrive, with some vines surpassing 70 years. Tied to the local history and adorned with the portraits of their grandfather, the winery's labels and wines tell a story of tradition, respect for the land, and a deep connection to their roots. Tasting Posestvo Bela gora wines is an invitation to experience Slovenian terroir, history, and winemaking craftsmanship.

Žametna Črnina, Yellow Muscat, Sauvignon Blanc

Bright, floral, and fruity, with bright yellow elderberry, gooseberry, and ripe pears on the nose.

Vintage:

  • 2022

ABV:

  • 11%

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Posestvo Bela gora (White hill estate) is a small family-owned vineyard and winery that is producing vibrant and authentic wines from Štajerska grape varieties. Vinum was introduced to this small estate when discovering that, Radojko Pelengic, the talented winemaker of Sanctum (and former assistant winemaker at Heaps Good Wine Co., under Nick Gee), also had a small family winery of his own along with his wife Martina, down the road in Dramlje. Rado and Martina produce a teeny amount of wine out of their small family winery, but the wines scream with expression, typicity and love.

Their small 1-hectare vineyard is planted on the hill, Bela gora, near the town of Dramlje in the region of Štajerska, northeastern Slovenia. The name of the settlement, which is also the name of the winery's white cuvee (Stilj), was changed from Šent Ilj (literally, 'Saint Giles') to Dramlje in 1955. Our cellar was built in 1951 a year after our vineyard was planted by our grandfather Franc Kačičnik, whose name is on the wine bottles today. Franc Kačičnik was a local constable and a prominent figure in the village. His portraits adorn the walls of the small cottage and estate and led to the inspiration behind the labels.

Martina and Radojko are the third generation of winemakers that took over the winery from Martina's parents. The vineyard is nowadays farmed practicing organic and, respecting the terroir, they produce natural wines with low intervention in the cellar. All fermentations are done with native yeasts, with only small amounts of sulfur additions done at bottling. Most of the work in the vineyard is done by hand as the vineyard was planted long ago with narrow spacing between the rows. The vineyard is planted with a lot of different varieties, among them Muscat, Sauvignon, and Blaufrankisch. The oldest plants are more than 70 years old as the vineyard was never replanted, which is extremely rare in Slovenia. Year by year was only replaced for the missing plants.

Club Pick 3


A blend of Macabeo and Tardana that spends 30 days on its skins and ages on its lees for several months. This orange wine bursts with fun flavors of white peach, tangerine, earth, apricot, and juicy pink grapefruit.

 

Macabeo, Tardana

Peachy, citrusy, and hints of honey.

Vintage:

  • 2019

ABV:

  • 12.7%

Funky Scale:

Mostly Funky

Style:

Glou Glou

Region: Valencia, Spain

It doesn't get much more old school than Bodegas Cueva. Founded in 2000, yet the the original winery is from the 18th century, and not much has changed since then. Mariano Taberner knows his land intricately and in an almost mystical way translates the Mediterranean essence through his grapes. One of the first to be certified organic (by the Comité de Agricultura Ecológica de la Comunidad Valenciana) he is committed to biodiversity and the health of his vineyards. Cueva hosts a variety of 100+ year old centenary vines of Tempranillo, Bobal, and Tardana (a white grape that is used for most of the sparkling wines). All of the wines are kept naturally cool in long, undisturbed underground cellars. As a winemaker, he's known for being a bit of a magician, using unique fermentation techniques and unconventional vinification methods. Everything is bottled without filtering, fining, or sulphur additions of any kind. - Selections de la Viña

Club Pick 4


A dry white wine from Vinos Indar in La Mancha, Spain, is crafted from hand-harvested Airén grapes. Traditional vinification in stainless steel tanks and 6 months of oak aging yield a straw-yellow wine with greenish hues. It captivates with tropical fruit, citrus, and white flower aromas. The palate is dry, balanced, and fresh, marked by pronounced acidity, leading to a long and persistent finish. This versatile wine pairs excellently with fish, seafood, poultry, and light dishes.

Tasting Notes: Green apple, lemon, melon and pear.

Pairing Suggestions: Spanish Gazpacho, Shrimp Stir-Fry, Fruit Salad
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Spain, La Mancha

Type: Orange | Vintage: 2021 | Sulfur: Minimal | Varietal: Airén | Alcohol: 13% | Production: Low Intervention | Style: Food Wine

Producer Profile

Vinos Indar, a small, family-owned winery nestled in Spain's La Mancha region, bears the imprint of passion and tradition instilled by its founder, Manuel Requena Molina. Established in 2005, Manuel, a dedicated viticulturist, embarked on a journey to create natural wines that honor traditional winemaking. Certified organic vineyards in the Valdepeñas DO, known for its warm climate and sandy soils, provide the canvas for Vinos Indar's creations. Manuel's commitment to minimal intervention is evident in the hand-harvested grapes, fermented in stainless steel tanks, and aged in terracotta jars – a testament to his dedication to traditional methods. The winery's portfolio spans red, white, and sparkling wines, each embodying the natural character and unique terroir of La Mancha. Vinos Indar invites wine enthusiasts to taste their creations, a genuine expression of Manuel's vision and the rich viticultural heritage of this Spanish region.

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