Matija Žerjav - known as Matic to his friends - farms nine hectares of old, organic family vineyards in eastern Slovenia.
He makes wine in a cellar that dates back to 1852 and wants to respect tradition and nature as well as create something new and exciting. “We work only with what nature gives us,” says Matic, “so no chemicals in our wines.”
Discover a Riesling that Matic put into clay amphora - juice and skins together - for 200+ days just as the ancients did. The wine is bottled unfiltered, direct from the clay vessel to the bottle, and he calls it 'Get the party started.'
Matic also makes wine from Furmint (here called Sipon) and we'll try his unusual dry version and an ancestrale method sparkling wine he makes from it (where no two bottles come out quite the same way)!
HOW IT WORKS
You buy the wines separately and need only consume a tasting sample of each wine during the tutorial. You can follow our preservation tips to keep any leftovers for another day.
James Thorne has put together a 3-bottle pack at an exclusive 15% discount.
To book just ONE space, please use the promotional code 'Online1' at checkout, reducing the price by £8. (For three or more people using one video feed there is no additional charge beyond the price for two).
After you book your spaces, we'll send a link for ordering the wines. We will also send instructions for joining Zoom calls from a desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile phone. Zoom is proving to be a very sociable medium for wine tasting, so we can guarantee you'll have fun! Each session will last just over an hour.
Note - the best value way to access our online tastings is by joining our monthly subscription club (20% discount). This gives you access to our weekly classes and if you need to skip sessions we give you credits (use these to pay for other events, give free spaces to friends or arrange a private party we'll host for you). Plus you get free access to our WineBrain tutorials included!
Click here to read more about our Wednesday Wine Club membership programme (just £50/month for one, £80/month for two).
The Wines (in serving order):
The special case price is £50.12 (the normal price £58.97 - 15% off). You only need to buy one case to share between two people. Delivery is free in the Cambridge area (inside A14, A11, M11, Girton, Histon, Milton and Impington).
NOTE - cut off for national wine deliveries is Mon 5 July.