Vinoteka Brda (Wine shop)
Grajska cesta 10, 5212 Dobrovo v Brdih
Telephone+386 5 39 59 210 or +386 31 342 369
The renaissance castle at Dobrovo hosts Vinoteka Brda. We rearranged the old arched cellar, where once the wines of the counts Baguer were ripen, to offer guided degustations with a presentation of the Brda wine region, but you can also start your own exploration of the broad world of Brda's wines' tastes.
On the wine list we have almost 300 wines of 49 producers and with the pleasant help of our staff everybody will find a wine that best suits his soul.
In Vinoteka Brda we've chosen the best that Brda have to give and added a selection of Slovene cheeses and dried meats, so that the exploration of the wine quickly grows into a unique experience of pleasures at a laid table.
Our special offer:
- guided degustations of wines with a snack for closed groups (min. 10 people, prize depends of the number and quality range of the samples, min 7 euro)
- organization of a day in Brda with visits of wine cellars, trekking, a larger snack and wine sampling in Vinoteka Brda
- seminars about wine and wine culture for closed groups (minimum 6 people)
- "games of taste" or wine quizzes with red or white wines
Vinoteka Brda d.o.o. was founded in the middle of the year 2000. The idea of a selling-promotional centre was supported by the Brda municipality and a big part of Brda's most important winemakers, while the choose of the cellar at Dobrovo castle was self-evident.
Dobrovo isn't only the administrative and commercial centre, but is actually at the cross road of the main Brda roads and so also in the middle of all the vineyards.
The castle tells his own story, with a rich museum collection and a knight's room, which often hosts councils, concerts, recitals and other cultural happenings.
In the protection of thick walls surrounding the castle cellar, are the best conditions for a respectful learning about wine as a drink that tells us about the traditions, about the bind between people and this land, about the knowledge how to use what nature gives us to produce great wines.
he Brda wine region counts 2000 ha of vineyards on marl hills on the right side of the Soča river. This soil was 50 million years ago still under the sea and consists of thousands of tiny layers, created by mud and sand crawling undersea. Between these layers many shells were caught that during deep ploughing resurface. The soil is poor of organic particles, but is rich of minerals and salts, that the vines slowly absorb with their widely spread roots and store into their grapes.
The climate gives an important touch to the wine, since the effects of the Mediterranean and of the Alps meet in this land. In this way we produce wines with a rich body and a clear flower that are good young and fresh, but that also show all their beauty only after a few years of ripening in wooden barrels and finally in bottles.
Winemaking in these place is known already from Celtic-roman times, the current choice of wine varieties was finally completed in the last century and especially after the devastation caused by the phylloxera louse, which destroyed most of the vineyards in the second half of the XIX century. Rebula is the oldest variety that preserved the most and we reasonably call it Brda's authotonic variety.
It's's oldest naming is from the year 1336, the tokaj has slightly shorter national right, while verduc and pikolit have been here for a long time, but they are marginal varieties. Red rebula, or pokalca, was once very liked, but nowadays in our wine region no one grows it. We mostly keep producing variety wines, but more and more winemakers produce one or two blends as the rose of their production.
- Fax: +386 5 39 59 211