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History

300 b.C. – Before the Roman invasion (Young Iron Age) the vine was already widespead in Brda (archeologists have found the rests of grape pips in the village of Golo Brdo).

100 a.C. – The Ancient Romans facilitated the expansion of viticulture (The vine was grown in Roman times on fruit trees. This cultivation method was preserved until the end of 19th century.) Amphoras used for wine and olive oil trade and transportation were manufactured in »Villa Rustica« mansion in the village of Neblo.

1336 – the first mention of rebula in Brda was found in a purchase contract from the village of Višnjevik

In the Middle Ages a special form of feudalism, called »colonate« was established, persevering here until as late as the second half of the 20th centrury.

1894 – the Catalonian count, Silverio de Baguer, wrote the Encyclopedic cronology, in which he meticulously described viticulture practices in Brda.

1870 – Grape phylloxera (or grape louse) almost completely destroyed the vineyards in Brda. From then on, grafting of resistant rootstock to the vines is being used. As a result, viticulture changed drastically.

1881 – De Baguer planted the first vineyard implementing the “new technique” – without trees

1922 – 38 colons established the first cooperative in Brda and bought 230 hectars of land from the landlord.

1955 – The wine-making cooperative Brda started buiding a new wine cellar in the village of Dobrovo.

1957 – the modern wine cellar took in the first yield

1962 – Goriška Brda wine cellar produced, for the first time, the sparkling wine Peneča rebula.

1979 –the largest yield was produced, amouting to 150 millions of kilograms

1984 – first export to the US

1991 – the winemaking style changed and the wine cellar policy became export orintated

2002 – more than a million bottles were sold worldwide – a special export warehouse was established


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