5211 Kojsko, Slovenija
THE SIMČIČ FAMILY
In the middle of the 19th century, during the Habsburg Empire, Anton Simčič bought a house and estate with three vineyards in Hum, Slovenia, called Široko, Pušča and Zagradno. Wine and fruit were initially sold to nearby restaurateurs and merchants. When the railway reached Gorizia, the crops spread to further places, as well, even going as far as Vienna and Trieste.
Karol Simčič, grandson of Anton Simčič, finished his education at an agricultural school. In the 1960s and 1970s, he started expanding the vineyard and fruit-growing estate in Hum. When his two sons, Marijan, who has a technical degree, and Igor, who has a degree in agronomy, joined the business, they decided to produce wine on the farm under their own brand. The Simčič family acquired new land in Kromberk, which is historically connected to Hum via Gorizia. This was followed by an expansion to Renče and lastly to the hillrocks of Vrtojba and Bilje. Between 2000 and 2014, they completed a large wine cellar with a capacity of one million liters of wine in the village of Hum.
Today, the Simčič family takes care of more than 80 hectares of vineyards in the Gorizia Hills and the Vipava Valley. In them, they have a diverse selection with a wide variety of types and styles of wines, which can satisfy the tastes and expectations of their audience. They continue with the development of the estate and the cellar, and the newest generation of winemakers has already started getting involved in the work.