Simona and Aleks Klinec's estate is located in the far west of Slovenia, in the Goriska Brda, the twin terroir of the Italian Collio in the far east of Friuli. On both sides of the border, between the Alps and the Adriatic, the climate, geology and grape varieties are identical, and the style of the wines is similar, especially skin-contact wines.
The century-old Klinec estate - a family of winemakers of which Aleks is the 4th generation - is located in the village of Medana, in the hills of the Slovenian Collio (Goriska Brda). A veritable farm with, for instance, orchards and livestock that supply the products served at the family inn, the estate now boasts 6.5 hectares of vines that were converted to biodynamic viticulture in the 2000s. Following in the footsteps of the great pioneers of skin-contact whites from the Friulian Collio (Gravner, Radikon, Prinčič, Paraschos), and using the same grape varieties (Malvasia, Ribolla Gialla, Friulano, in particular) specific to this unique border terroir - a soil of ponka, a marl and sandstone rock rich in minerals - Aleks Klinec is developing a style of wines that are frank, pure and mineral, placing him at the forefront of Slovenian winegrowing.