Tradition and Knowledge:
We tirelessly seek balance and harmony between what nature gives to us and what we want to give to you. Preserving the tradition of a small Vipava Valley homestead and having a modern approach to wine production is a commitment we follow. Preserving local varieties and the range of varieties that have been present on our estate for four generations is how we pay tribute to our ancestors. A modern outlook on wine and bearing in mind the end consumer is a promise we have been faithful to since the day we stepped into the vineyard. We are constantly learning with knowledge as our most respectful value. We learn from nature, our grandmother, experience, and from others who think differently and know more. We learn from the young and the old and follow their ideas and experiences. We value knowledge and respect terroir. Therefore, in addition to the taste of the valley, our thoughts and desire to bring only the best to you are imprinted in the wines.
Home in the Vipava Valley, the marl terraces of the Vipava hills are warmed by the Mediterranean sun and cooled by the Vipava bora wind, thus creating unique conditions for the growth of vines. Here, on the southern outskirts of the Vipava Valley, local varieties, adapted to these special growing conditions, have always thrived. And we deeply respect that decision made by nature. On the Štokelj estate, which lies among the best wine-growing areas, we cultivate vineyards with gratitude for the space and respect for the unique conditions and opportunities that our wine-growing areas offer. We treat the heritage of the traditional Vipava Valley homestead thoughtfully and sustainably – that’s why we swear by local varieties, because we want our wines to taste of mineral marl, Planina sun and Vipava bora wind in its most authentic form.
Work well and be honest with you. And with ourselves.The family is the cell within which everything is possible. One of the foundations of our estate is family and people who are dedicated to work and life with vines and wine. People who grew up in a typical countryside family in Slovene Littoral – modest, hardworking and persistent. And from there we grow and build heritage for future generations.
Our family consists of three generations; Marta, Damjan and Majda, and the youngest three – Špela, Nejc and Leja. The intertwining of youthful energy and prudent wisdom through daily work and life on the estate allows us to always give the best we have and know. We, the Štokelj family, want to know our environment and be good masters of our land. With our work we are honest to the vine and to the wine. To ourselves and to you.