Terroir. Harmony. Time.
Vino Gross stands for typical regional grape varieties and distinguishes between two wine styles: those defined by terroir and those defined by maturation.
We rely on traditional, natural methods. The wines ferment spontaneously – without the aid of artificial yeast – and mature over a long period in wooden barrels. We place great importance on bottling unfiltered wines with no finings added.
Our high, terraced vineyards are located in Gorca and feature slopes with inclinations of up to 65%. The soil is limy, sparse and influenced by the climate of the Alps and Adriatic Sea. Maria and Michael are convinced that these are the perfect conditions for great wines.
Michael and Maria Gross are the heart and soul of Vino Gross.
“Over ten years ago we moved to Gorca to get to know the region, its people and its wines better. Slowly but surely, the unbelievable potential of this wine-growing region opened up for us. We gathered up all our courage, founded VINO GROSS and have since proven that it is possible to produce wines of the highest quality here. Sharing this challenging task with someone is one of the most wonderful aspects of the family business.”
It is only possible to tend the terraced vineyards on the steep slopes by hand and with great effort. Harvesting the grapes is also only possible by hand. This is reflected in the quality of the wines. In the case of some of our wines – Iglič, Colles and Gorca – we let the terroir of the wine speak for itself. In the case of others – e. g. Traminec – it is the maturation process in the cellar that reveals the winegrower’s signature more clearly.
At Vino Gross, we are thinking about tomorrow and beyond. We are currently preparing to switch to organic cultivation. We work hand in hand with the local people and in the spirit of maintaining good relations with our neighbours.
for our wines
for our wines
The soils of Štajerska Slovenija offer the best conditions for the type of wine we want to produce. We do not mean “produce” in the sense of “make” or “manufacture”. The wines come into being under the influence of soil and climate. We support their development, mainly through precise manual work in the vineyard, harvesting by hand and lots of time maturing in the cellar.
Gorca 43, 2286 Podlehnik
+43 (0)664 820 61 79