Stanko Radikon is a maverick in a land of mavericks. The town of Oslavia, on a relatively tiny stretch of hills north of the border town of Gorizia in the Isonzo zone of Friuli, is home to a number of talented and individualistic wine makers. The vineyards were originally planted by Stanko’s grandfather Franz Mikulus […]

Le Due Terre

Silvana Forte and Flavio Basilicata established the estate in 1984 with the goal to produce wines with both tradition and sense of terroir. They are committed to wines that flout traditional canons. Flavio could be called an avant-garde traditionalist. He wants to keep alive the varietals and the ancient methods but he’s also aware of […]


Situated a stone’s throw away from the Slovenian border, Edi Keber’s 10 hectares of vineyards in northern Italy grow on the classic "ponka” soil – a stony, friable marl that gives the wines remarkable weight and body. Ponka naturally stresses the vines, which produce small quantities of grapes and provide a distinctive minerality, typical of […]