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Guerila, Vipava Valley

One of only four certified biodynamic producers in Slovenia

Guerila's philosophy is simple, and in their own words. "Guerila wines were conceived especially for the young. Not as much according to age but according to lifestyle. For those who see co-operation with nature as an important value and who understand the benefits of the local harvest. Get acquainted with the character of our wines and allow them to invite you to the adventure. Then simply call them by name."

A family run business, headed by owner and winemakerZmago Petrič, they are hardworking and stubborn, striving to keep the vineyards the same as did their forefathers; healthy, in good order and in the midst of genuine nature. Vineyards are at high altitude on the steep southern slopes of the Vipava Valley, subjected to the heat of the sun and cooled by the northly prevailing winds.

So what is so special about Guerila?

  • 100% biodynamic, and one of only four certified in Slovenia and all processes done in according to the biodynamic calendar.
  • Total production is tiny… only 40 thousand bottles a year.
  • No chemicals are used and all picking is done by hand.
  • Owned by winemaker Zmago Petrič since 2005 and family run.
  • Vineyards total 10ha in size with around 43,000 vines.
  • Indigenous Zelen and Pinela vines, as well as Barbera & Cabernet Franc.
  • No Sulphur (SO2) is added during in any of the processes before bottling, & only minimal use if required at bottling.
  • All naturally settled (whites on the lees in stainless steel, reds in old French or Slovenian Oak)
  • Bottled unfiltered and unfined.
  • Fermented in stainless steel but not temperature controlled.
  • Native yeast fermentation and natural malolactic fermentation.
  • All suitable for Vegetarian and Vegan, Organic and Biodynamic!