Gönc Winery

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Gönc winery is a family tradition going back to the year 1936 when Peter Gene’s great grandfather built their first wine cellar and planted the vineyard around it in the small town of Dobrovnik in Slovenia. After World War II his grandfather moved to the city Ptuj where he started working in the Ptujska Klet – Ptuj wine cellar as a cellar cleaner and worked his way up to head winemaker and CEO of the oldest winery in Slovenia now know as Pullus. Peter’s father also worked at the same winery but on the side, he also planted 24 acres of vineyards to keep up the family tradition (now 28 acres total). When Peter came of age they built a new cellar in Ptuj and started Gönc again. Peter is the 4th generation of winemakers and winegrowers in the family.

Fun fact, Gönc is actually a name for a barrel that they produce in Hungary of 136 liters volume and there are 136 dots on each bottle of their wines with each dot representing 1 Liter…

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Wines from Gönc Winery

Gamay Noir

Blend: 100% Gamay – single vineyard
Aging: 15 months in French oak barrels

Bright ruby hue, great extraction and concentration, with aromas of bright cherry, raspberries, and dark spices. On the pallet the wine is juicy, round, spicy, and harmonious, with notes pronounced on the nose. Long lingering finish. An amazing expression of Gamay!

Yellow Muscat

Blend: 100% Muscat – Single Vineyard
Aging: 6 months in stainless steel

This very fun and fresh, lychee driven crisp wine is a blend of two different clones of the Yellow Muscat. Peter calls them an early bird and a late bloomer. Early bird gives the wine all the freshness and aromas from the grapes, and the late bloomer is more mature and gives the wine depth and body. A very aromatic delight!

Pinot Noir

Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Aging: 15 months in French oak barrels

Bright ruby hue, great extraction and concen­tration, with aromas of bright confit cherry, red berries, and soft dark spices. On the palate the wine is juicy, round, and harmonious, with notes pronounced on the nose. Long lingering finish.

Pavel

Blend: 100% Kerner – Single Vineyard
Aging: 6 months in stainless steel

Named after Peter’s grandfather, Pavel is a very aromatic and crisp full bodied white wine. It offers aromas of white flower, green apple, citrus, and saline notes. The palate is round and creamy with aromas carried over from the nose. A delightful low sulfite wine perfect for all your seafood and warm nights.

Cuvee Anna

Blend: 50% Žametna črnina, 20% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Grigio, 10% Blau Frankish

Aging: 3 months on fine lees

Named after Peter’s grandmother, Cuvee Anna is ripe with aromas of wild berries, strawberries, melon, and peach. On the palate, very fruity with a lively, refreshing finish. A bright Provence style Rose that will make you wonder how it is not from Provence! Fun fact: Žametna črnina is the oldest living vine in the world (at 375-400 years old) and it’s traditionally planted in Slovenia.

Harvest Moon

Blend: 100% Pinot Grigio

Aging: 15 months on fine lees

When you take Pinot Grigio and pour your soul into it, you get Harvest Moon. The grapes were picked on May 10, 2017, under the full moon. Why Pinot Grigio? If you make a long maceration and don’t use sulfites, and let nature take its course, you will get the color of the full moon! 

Starman

Blend: 50% Chardonnay, 50% Riesling

Aging: 15 months on fine lees

Single vineyard, grapes handpicked under the morning stars. Funky native yeast, maceration done with bare hands, pressed in the moonlight. With French oak, mixed on lees with sheer will for 15 moons, and a journey to bottle with no filtration.

Blaufrankisch

Blend: 100% Blaufrankisch

Aging: 70% French oak, 30% Hungarian oak

This wine grows on gravel stone which presents very hard conditions for the vine. As a result, there is a small yield from the vineyard and highly concentrated juice from the berries. The tannins are spicy and sweet while on the nose you get ripe blueberries and blackberries with a hint of middle eastern spices. Fun fact: Blaufrankisch is a Slovenian indigenous grape variety with a German name.

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