Welcome to another episode of On The Road Special Edition with Stevie Kim. This week she sits down with the Klet Brda Winery, established as a cooperative in 1957.
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About today’s guests:
Neja from the Marketing Department, Enologist Darinko Ribolica & CEO Sylvan Persolja represent this Coop in this interview. The Cooperative represents 400 families. Klet Brda is a winery in the Brda region of Slovenia. Established as a cooperative in 1957 by local growers, the winery produces, cellars and markets wines both domestically and internationally. Over 400 families are now members. Their vineyards cover more than 1,000 hectares (2,500 acres). 70 percent of these are dedicated to white varieties – particularly Rebula which is native to both Slovenia and neighbouring northern Italy. Other key varietals grown include Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignonasse and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The vineyards are mostly planted on steep slopes in the Brda hills. This means the grapes generally have to be picked by hand and are therefore carefully selected. Many of the wines from Brda are said to have a certain mineral quality attributed to a distinctive type of marl soil called opoka. The winery is an underground operation underneath Dobrovo Castle. The winery was built in 1957, alongside the restoration of the nearby vineyards. The large underground cellars house over 100,000 old vintages.
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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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