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One of a kind Rebula. It combines tradition with modern knowledge to create a full-bodied wine with charming herbal aroma.

Colour, aroma and taste


Color: deep yellow

Aroma: Rebula with a charming herbal note.

Taste: Specific, unique, skin contact rebula with a hint of local herbs on the palate


The sommelier recommends


Rebula with a charming herbal note.
Limited edition of wines, matured accodring to a rare ancient method.
Wine for meditation, unique throughout the world.

Ageing potential: 20 years or more

Production method


In the wine-cellar the ancient wine-makers acted according to natural cycles. To preserve fully ripened grapes and develop it in the best possible way they sterilized the carefully washed and dried barrels with home-grown herbs. Thyme, bay, rosemary and sage were charcoal-burned and used to flavour the barrels.

A contemporary interpretation

Our grandfathers called the wine that matured in these oak barrels »motnik« and this way they produced the only red variety growing in Brda – black rebula or pokalca. With our Motnik we endeavour to preserve the ancient tradition and enrich it with contemporary know-how as well as the interpretation of one of the most remarkable Slovene oenologists, Darinko Ribolica, and the wine-maker of Wine-cellar Goriska Brda, Igor Skubin.

The story of Motnik has been rescued from oblivion by some eccentrics from the villages of Brda that preserved the ancestors’ teachings. The oenologist Darinko Ribolica and the wine-maker Igor Skubin from wine-cellar Goriska Brda modified this traditional method for rebula, the autochthon variety of Brda. After 6 years of pioneer research we are presenting a wine with excellent style but original and unique throughout the world. Full body and a lively acidity, characteristic of rebula, intertwine with the charming herbal aroma. Motnik is a timeless wine that will bring the ancient past far into the future.



Year and the name of the evaluation Vintage Award
2020 Decanter World Wine Awards (UK) 2014 Gold Medal


Vintage: 2014
Alcohol by volume: 13% vol
Acids: 5,09 g/l
pH: 3,36
Residual sugar: 2,7 g/l

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