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Graben – POSAVJE REGION

dot-map-graben3Vino Graben is internationaly established trademark of top quality wines. Winery is run by Mihela and Janez Šekoranja since 1991, but tradition of wine making itself is in the family for more than 100 years.

Constant education and improvements have shown us that with this kind of conditions there is a lot that can done.
On little over 7 hectares we have some 24 thousand vines. There are around 20 different sorts of vines. This is a good starting-point for harvesting a broad palette of different wines. Today there are more than 120 to be tried.
This broad palette of wines is a paradise for wine-lover and conoisseurs. Everybody can find a wine for themselves.
Despite the fact we offer white, red, dry, sweet, the selection of wine has nearly unlimited potential (autochthon, barique destilled, jellied, desert wine).

Our vineyards lie on two hills which are only 3 km apart, but the the composition of the soil on the two hills is completely different. In Janeževa gorca thre is mainly brown soil with some admixture of marl, clay and flintstone. On the Graben property soil is based on flintstone or silicat sand. Thus one can expect that a sort of wine from one vineyard comes out completely different to that same sort from the other vineyard.

What is also special about the Graben property is its amphithetrical shape. It helps acumulate heat. Silicat sands act like spounge witholding moisture. This explains the absence of drought on this property in spite of very high temperatures in the summer time. Another proof for constant presence of water is also the pond in the lowest part of the amphitheatre with continuous afflux of fresh water. In this pond we also have some fish (like carp, tench…). This valley was long known for its ponds (they were known as Castle-ponds).

Bizeljsko lies in the eastern part of Slovenia, close to Croatian border and only 18 km from Brežice. The village (175 m a.s.l.) is surrounded by hills and it’s a part of Bizeljsko – Sremič Wine Region. Bizeljsko region has mostly continental climate with a touch of Panonian climate. This area statisticaly has the highest number of sunny days in Slovenia so it’s no coincidence that vines are grown here for centuries. The first who planted vines in this region are supposed to be Romans. Region’s very pleasant micro-climate is probably the reason why wine making has been here for so very long.