The Saksida family has been producing outstanding wines since 1841. Today, five generations later, the successful story continues. The year 1985 is considered a turning point for the winery. The family dedicated all of their time and effort to restructure the vineyards. Not surprisingly, the oldest vineyards originate from the same time period. In addition, new technologies were introduced into the winemaking process to optimize both the quantity and quality of their wines, followed by an extensive wine cellar remodel, introducing bottled wines and marketing of the family-run wine label.
Wines can be purchased in our webshop, at the Posestvo Saksida estate. Home delivery is possible by prior arrangement. Saksida wines can also be found in the HoReCa sector.
The restaurant on the Saksida estate is open every evening during the summer season, and off-season upon prior arrangement. The restaurant offers tasting menus with wine pairings.
In addition to its gastronomic delicacies, the family estate also offers pleasant accommodation options. Guests can rent cottages among vineyards, equipped with a bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen, suitable for 2-5 people, and camping pitches, equipped with electricity, water, and sanitary facilities. There is also a swimming pool, a children’s playground, and an outdoor gym on site.
The Saksida family will happily let you know about the best spots you can explore in your hiking gear or by bike and equip you with maps of hiking and cycling routes in the Vipava Valley region.
The quality of Saksida wines begins with choosing the most suitable land for the vineyard. Seven grapevine varieties are grown on the estate. Each occupies between 10% and 20% of the area. Marly terraces that extend on south- and west-facing slopes are planted with zelen, barbera, merlot and cabernet sauvignon. Flysch terraces located on the eastern slopes are best suited for growing pinot noir and pinot gris. The clayey texture of the soil in the valley is ideal for cultivating malvasia.
Grapes harvest usually begins in September. Relatives help with hand-picking the grapes, and occasionally outside helpers join the harvest as well. White varieties first endure a short cold maceration. Fermentation and maturation of the wine takes place in stainless steel containers. Red varieties are characterized by a longer maceration that lasts from 10 to 14 days. The wine matures in French and Slavonian oak barrels. Among the wines produced, Barbera plays a vital role in the family business, being planted on as much as 15% of the wine-growing area. The Saksida family sees great potential in this "new" variety, which came to the Vipava Valley from Italy only in the 1960s
Wine tasting is available by prior arrangement.
5 samples € 17
7 samples € 22
9 samples € 25