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O Vinu team met the winemaker of the week, Katja Šuklje

28. 03. 2018

The wine bar of our partner Šuklje was visited by O Vinu, one of the most popular news websites in Slovenia, who then wrote a feature about this unforgettable experience. O Vinu presents and promotes primarily Slovenian wines and winemakers, and tries to find new success stories in the field.

During the visit of Wine Bar Šuklje,  the O Vinu team had the opportunity to meet the winemaker of the week, Katja Šuklje.

It is important to know that Šuklje's story concerning wine started in 1895 in Bela krajina - after the attack of phylloxera, which ravaged Europe, Matija Šuklje applied for a loan of 140 florins to plant the vineyards on a hill behind the village and to build a house.

As writer Vanja Alič described in the article, Katja welcomed them to her estate and let them know they should feel right at home. Katja has great ambitions with a blue pinot which was planted last year. She wants to make a top-quality blue pinot. "This is the first document of our family-owned wine-growing business. We are the sixth generation dealing with all of this" said Katja Šuklje.

The head of the house is still Katja's father, Jože Šuklje, who proudly said: "I do not know if anyone in Bela krajina has even produced dry wines at that time."

We wish all the success to our partners and their business plans in the future!

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