Wine is a fusion of man’s creative efforts in unique combination with nature. But the wine’s style is born in the heart and perfected with knowledge. The essence comes from refining nature’s gifts sensitively.
We try to understand every vine site and its micro-climate to see which one is best suited
for a certain variety; choosing optimum locations and yields and best harvest time. This is how
we can grow the best grapes and turn them into unique wines in such a spontaneous and natural way.
Whether we are working in the vineyards or the cellar - our main aims are always: respect for nature and creating new knowledge.
Our wines are superb in style & technique and have a very personal,
unique note as well, reflecting our love for nature and our passion for wines
and winemaking. They are simply special.
Today the Ferdinand wine house is led by Matjaž Četrtič, an agronomist who wanted
to become a wine-maker from an early age. He brought a family wine growing tradition
back to life from the times when his great grandfather was making wine very successfully.
Matjaž Četrtič – the wine maker
Matjaž was still a teenager at Agricultural School when he took over the cultivation of the biggest plot in 1992. His vision was to build a wine cellar and to produce exclusive high quality wines from this wonderful Brda region and especially the indigenous Rebula variety. His father Marjan trusted his son, providing great support, himself fully committing to wine-growing. In 1997 the first bottles of wine were ready for the market.
Along with his work on the vineyards, Matjaž studied at the Bio-technical faculty in Ljubljana, graduating in 1996 with his thesis Optimum load of Rebula. He also studied wine management in Trieste, Italy and became a Master of wine business in 2007.
With Robert Prinčič, a study mate from his time at Trieste and Brda neighbor, Matjaž has also created a joint venture project called Sinefinis. For Matjaž - Rebula Wine and the huge development potential for the Brda region rebula has always been his favourite subject.
Jasmina, Matjaž’s wife, studied economics in Ljubljana and did her Masters at the prestigious Bocconi university in Milan. After a successful career in tourism and marketing, she joined the family business, developing and promoting the Ferdinand and Sinefinis brands at home and abroad.
Rebula is the most important variety in the Ferdinand winery We love it and it features in
every line of wine we produce – fresh wine (Classic Rebula), matured in oak barrels (Epoca),
macerated Rebula (Brutus) and sparkling wine Sinefinis.
Rebula is part of the story of the Brda region. It was brought to our country in Roman times, flourishing
in the Middle Ages and has stood the test of time. For its specific aromas, lively freshness and infinite
possibilities of interpretation, this variety still has so much potential. With the Rebula signature, Brda could
be an instantly recognisable wine brand throughout the world, so the Ferdinand winery initiated and
co-organised the Rebolium project – “Rebula through Time”, to research the variety further and to promote its development. Ferdinand winery is also involved in the organization board of Masterclass Brda Home of Rebula board a traditional every year rebula project.
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