Marija and I were in Vienna over the weekend to attend the VieVinum wine festival. It is held in the majestic setting of the Hofburg Palace. Nearly six hundred winemakers attended, mostly from Austria, quite some from Italy, and five of us from Slovenia (represent!).

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We met some really cool people, and had a blast. Made some good contacts, and created a bit of interest in the wines. Things look good with regard to opening up a couple of new export markets, but of course we will have to wait and see, no deal is really done until the money is in the bank.

A combination of overdoing it on the first two days, and feeling happy with the contacts we made saw us bailing early on day three, though in true heaps good style, we still gave the people the opportunity to get what they want…


Which brings us back to Slovenia (never thought i’d be feeling good to be coming ‘home’ to Slovenia) and the beautiful peace and tranquility of the vineyard. Flowering is just starting to kick off in the Pinot noir and Chardonnay and the bees are out…


What a wonderful time of the year. Cheers.