Welcome to another episode of On The Road Special Edition, hosted by Stevie Kim. Today Stevie is interviewing Marjan Simcic of the Simcic family winery.
Stevie has traveled here to take part in the Masterclass “Grand Vertical Tasting of the Finest Rebula Wines”. Since there were plenty of wine producers, influencers, writers and educators present at the event, Stevie was able to sit down with several fascinating characters to get their take on wine and culture in this region!
About today’s winery:
In 1860 Anton Simčič bought a farm in Medana and began vine growing and winemaking. He soon opened an inn and a store in the village and also managed his own wine shop in Vienna. Over the years his sons inherited the business: Nando the store, Pavel the inn and Teodor the winemaking. After the World War II the government nationalized part of their land, the inn and the store. Nando and Pavel emigrated, leaving Teodor and his son Salko.
In 1988 Salko`s son Marijan took over the management of the farm. In 1997, in the village of Ceglo near Medana, a new and modern wine cellar was built, thus creating perfect conditions for producing high quality wines. The new logo of the farm was revealed and a new future began.
The year 2008 was a milestone for Simčič winery – Marjan, representing the fifth generation of winemakers, since in 1860 Jožef Simčič bought first pieces of Brda land and planted the oldest vineyards, becomes the pillar of the winemaking from all points of view.
Marjan`s story, which was told and implemented through his wines in the past 20 years, in the year 2008 was brought to such perfection to present to public the result of his devotion – a new line of top quality wines ”Opoka”.
Along the wines’ structure we can follow the intertwining of long-lasting winemaker’s experience, signature of his character and all the best offered by the Brda terroir.
In Brda jargon Opoka means marl of aeolian sediment very poor in organic structure, whereas very rich with mineral salts.
Four wines labeled as “Opoka” (Ribolla, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot) represent a completely new dimension in the quality of our wines.
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More about the host Stevie Kim:
Stevie hosts Clubhouse sessions each week (visit Italian Wine Club & Wine Business on Clubhouse), these recorded sessions are then released on the podcast to immortalize them! She often also joins Professor Scienza in his shows to lend a hand keeping our Professor in check! You can also find her taking a hit for the team when she goes “On the Road”, all over the Italian countryside, visiting wineries and interviewing producers, enjoying their best food and wine – all in the name of bringing us great Pods!
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