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Join us as we visit with Avia Wines.
Discover delicious, food-friendly selections from the sunny side of the Alps
Slovenian wines rival those produced in Italy and France. However, they are still a secret to many American wine drinkers. They have long been overlooked. Slovenia has a wide variety of microclimates that are nearly perfect for winemaking. The country is literally in the cradle of European wine country, bordered by Austria to the North, Italy to the West, Hungary to the East, and Croatia to the South.
Avia is the #1 Slovenian wine in the U.S., winning double gold for best Pinot Grigio in 2016.
Avia comes out of the Goriška Brda Wine Region in Slovenia, a hidden jewel.
Goriška Brda is a pastoral wonderland bordering Italy.
Vineyards stretching across a verdant countryside, with hilltop villages and rustic farmhouses
The area is known as the "Tuscany of Slovenia".
A WINEMAKING COMMUNITY
The winery unites 400 families, who have turned local winemaking into a success story.
Their mission is to capture in the wines the uniqueness of the Brda terroir.
The winery's guiding principle is its deep respect for nature and its cycles.
The team believes that superior quality wine is born in the vineyard. So true.
DAN KYSER, SPEAKER
Dan is head of Northeast Sales for Laureate Imports, importers of Avia Wines.
He is a 15 year veteran of the wine world and an expert not only in Slovenian wine but also the wines of Italy, France, and Spain.
Dan has worked as an importer, a distributor and a supplier's rep. He has seen every aspect of fine winemaking in Europe.
WINES IN THE TASTING
Avia Pinot Grigio
Avia Pinot Noir
Avia Cabernet Sauvignon
Get the wines at laureateimports.com
All Avia Wines are great value selections. Delicious and distinctive enough to be served on special occasions, yet price accessible.
Winners of Wine Enthusiast "Best Buy" award. Ranging from $9 to $14 at retail.