Producer Profile

Vina Krapež

Nestled in the picturesque village of Vrhpolje within the Vipava Valley, Vina Krapež wine estate boasts a rich heritage dating back to 1928 when Grandpa Jožef Krapež purchased the "Pr’potokovo" farm and laid the foundation for a family legacy in viticulture and winemaking. Influenced by the sub-Mediterranean climate characterized by the interplay of warm, moist southwest winds and cold northeast breezes, the valley's terroir of flysch and marl deposits nurtures exceptional vineyards. Over the years, successive generations, including Jožef Jr. and later his son Martin, have dedicated themselves to cultivating vines and crafting wines that reflect the essence of their land. In 1971, Jožef Jr. took a pivotal step towards independence by opting out of the Vipava Wine Cooperative.

Where The Wines Come From

Primorska

Primorska, nestled in the western part of Slovenia, is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and flourishing natural winemaking scene. With its proximity to the Adriatic Sea, this coastal region enjoys a Mediterranean climate, perfect for cultivating grapes with depth and complexity. Indigenous varieties such as Rebula, Malvazija, and Refošk thrive in Primorska's diverse terroir, contributing to the unique identity of its natural wines. Winemakers here embrace sustainable farming practices and minimal intervention, allowing the grapes to fully express their terroir. The resulting wines often boast a vibrant acidity, crisp freshness, and a distinctive minerality, reflecting both the region's rich soil and the passion of its artisans. With a growing community of dedicated producers committed to quality and authenticity, Primorska's natural wines offer a true taste of Slovenia's winemaking heritage and invite enthusiasts to explore its hidden gems along the Adriatic coast.