Viticulture and Winemaking Prus

The Prus family home in Krmačina near Metlika emanates the cheerfulness of pleasant everyday life. The three generations living under the same roof symbolize the family winemaking tradition. Although the vineyard of their late grandfather was not as big as it is today, he was nevertheless a member of the The Drašiči Communal Vineyard Cottage (soseska zidanica Drašiči).

The grapes for their wines grow on the vineyard hills of Krmačina, Repica, Vidošiči, Kamenica and on several other locations around Bela krajina with optimal sun exposure. The view from the family vineyards extends as far as St. Anne’s Church in Vidošiči and St. Lawrence’s Church in Vivodina, which lies already beyond the Slovenian border.

The Prus family are constantly searching for methods and procedures that would further their advances. The adage that learning never stops applies especially well to viticulture and winemaking.

The Prus farm places a big emphasis on the quality of their wines. They produce all categories of wine, including sparkling wines, still wines of regular harvest, predicate wines, such as late harvest wines, Auslese wines, Beerenauslese wines, icewine, Trockenbeerenauslese wines, and also their speciality – straw wines made from dried grapes. The Prus Wine Cellar is particularly renowned for its predicate wines, which won numerous gold and grand gold awards, as well as champion wine awards at various wine competitions in Slovenia (Vinska vigred wine festival in Metlika, wine competition in Drašiči, Vino Slovenija Gornja Radgona, Vino Ljubljana), and at international wine competitions abroad (Decanter World Wine Awards, France; Vinovita Zagreb, Croatia; Prešov, Slovakia; and Brussels, Belgium).

Apart from wines, they produce honey and spirits as well.

The year 2009 was marked by the grand opening of a new modern wine cellar, which meant that Prus’ wine storage capacity increased to 200.000 litres. The new cellar makes the Prus family’s work easier and improves on the technology necessary for the production of excellent wines.

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