Bringing together land, grapes and people
Our viticulture secrets
Terroir, grapes and people
The key element of every vineyard is the terroir-grapes-people trifecta, giving each wine its distinct flavour and character.
TerroirThe terroir, which is in essence the unique combination of location, climate and soil, influences the taste and personality of the wine.
The vineThe core of winemaking, the vine is what it’s all about.
PeopleDelivering knowledge, experience and passion to cultivate the finest grapes in top-tier vineyards.
Climate of the
The continental climate, in which the sloping vineyards covering the rolling hills grow, receives the most sunshine in summer and autumn. The summers are thus hot and dry and the winters cold. Ample rainfall is typical in spring and autumn.
up to 1,200 mm of annual precipitation
200 m – 400 m above sea level
2000 hours of sunshine per year
In terms of geology, the vineyard sites are made up of limestone, marl, sandstone and clay. The mineral rich soil provides effective drainage and retains warmth. This in turn significantly influences the development of the vine’s roots and its above-ground parts, whilst also playing a crucial role in terms of the yield’s quantity and quality. Last but not least, the aroma of the wine is also greatly shaped by the soil.
Vinogradov naših kooperantov
Vinogradov naših kooperantov
Separated by the Sava River, the winery is nestled at the intersection of two wine-growing districts: the hilly Dolenjska wine-growing district stretching across the eastern part of Dolenjska region on the left bank, and the Bizeljsko-Sremič wine-growing district flanking it from the right.
The heart of the vineyard
The very heart of viticulture is the grapevine, and all operations are centred around it. We take pride in the range of varieties cultivated in the vineyards operated by us or our cooperators, running the gamut from whites such as Kraljevina, Welschriesling, Grüner Silvaner, Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay to reds such as Žametna Črnina and Blaufränkisch. Each with its own distinct character, every variety produces a wine that is a reflection of its aroma and flavour profile.
Our wine story would not exist without the dedicated winegrowing families.
At the heart of our winery are people who also imbue it a soul. An integral part of our story ar the cooperators whose vineyards grow the grapes for the bulk of our wines. The quality of the harvest is being ensured by nearly 200 winegrowing families on a total of 200 hectares. Together, we are crafting the compelling story of Klet Krško, upholding the tradition of viticulture of Dolenjska and Posavje.
Wine growers of Klet Krško
Year round, our proprietary vineyard estate is diligently looked after by our winegrowers. Together with our oenologist, the ultimate aim is to produce the highest quality grapes for our premium wine lines.