Slovenian winemaker of the week: Frangež House of Sparkling Winery

Frangež House of sparkling wine

Sparkling wine is believed to have first emerged in France in the early 1600s, and apparently quite by accident, when the wine went through an unplanned second fermentation.

Ironic as it seems now, winemakers in the Champagne region at the time disliked the bubbles and thought of it as an unwanted flaw. Today, sparkling wine is enjoyed the world over, and all producers have their own variations and secret recipes, as does the Frangež House of Sparkling Wines, where each of the eight varieties has been carefully crafted to produce top quality and distinctive sparkling wines.

With the addition of some exquisite fruit flavours, including sour cherry, strawberry and peach, they offer a unique range that is sure to satisfy even the most fastidious of palates. These superb wines are also the perfect accompaniment to sweet, fresh fruit desserts. For those less interested in sparkling wines, Frangež also produce a small range of still wines that are carefully matured.

Just a stone’s throw from the Austrian border, the Frangež House of Sparkling Wines is perfectly situated in the Podravje wine-growing region to utilise the climate variation of hot summers and freezing winters. These conditions are perfect for growing the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir that are the basis of their wine production. Recently renovated, the Frangež House of
Sparkling Wines has become an entirely new complex where guided tours and wine tastings can be enjoyed.

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Four packages, ranging from beginner to sommelier, will take you through the ages and you will learn the history and interesting facts about the production of sparkling wine, as well as sampling some of their award-winning produce along the way. The old winepress, which is still in use today, demonstrates the traditional wine pressing method, an important cultural tradition that Frangež upholds dearly. Their spacious premises also offer the perfect setting for business occasions or family celebrations, and where Frangež have proudly hosted many weddings.

Hercegovščak 41a, Gornja Radgona
+386 41 716 527
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Source: THE Slovenia Wine: Top 125 Experience

Podravje Slovenia Wine Region