- Cabernet Franc, Gamay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Ribolla Gialla
- Natural, Organic
About the Winery
Element WineryElement Winery was founded by Master Sommelier Christopher Bates to explore the extreme climate terroirs of the Finger Lakes region, to produce wines which express their origins without preconceived notions. They make delicate wines—low alcohol, higher acid, and balanced with a focus on mineral and floral aromas.
The Štekar family has been growing grapes in Goriska Brda since 1985. With 6 acres of vines planted in the stunning hills of western Slovenia, along with cherry orchards, Jure Štekar has committed to make wine the way his grandfather Emil taught his father: respecting tradition and avoiding invasive technologies.
Certified organic since 2006, Jure likes to play with long macerations, spontaneous fermentations and tiny SO2 amounts. His goal is to produce genuine wines that tell the story of his land and family.