Producer Profile

Joannes Protner

Joannes Protner's wines are a testament to the rich winemaking heritage of Slovenia's Styria region. With meticulous care for the vineyards and a deep understanding of the local terroir, Joannes crafts wines that capture the essence of the land. Embracing sustainable practices and minimal intervention in the cellar, he allows the grapes to fully express their character and unique flavors. The result is a range of wines that are vibrant, expressive, and reflective of their origins. Joannes's dedication to quality and tradition shines through in every bottle, offering wine enthusiasts a true taste of Styria's winemaking excellence.

Where The Wines Come From


Stajerska, located in the northeastern part of Slovenia, is a region with a rich winemaking heritage that is increasingly embracing natural winemaking practices. Situated between the Pohorje Mountains and the Drava River, Stajerska benefits from a continental climate and diverse terroir, making it ideal for cultivating indigenous grape varieties such as Šipon (Furmint), Žametovka, and Ranina. Winemakers here are dedicated to sustainable viticulture, employing organic and biodynamic farming methods to nurture the vines and preserve the health of the land. In the cellar, minimal intervention is paramount, with spontaneous fermentations and aging in neutral vessels allowing the true expression of the grapes and terroir to shine through. The resulting natural wines from Stajerska are a reflection of the region's pristine beauty and rich winemaking tradition, with their vibrant flavors, elegant textures, and a sense of place that captures the essence of Slovenia's picturesque countryside.