2020 Gönc Winery "War Pigs", Štajerska, Slovenia

Highly perfumed aromatics of floral, citrus and spice. On the palate there's notes of lemon, pear, peach and orange blossom. The is a beautiful richness to this wine given that is goes through MLF and see extensive oak aging. A true gastronomic gem!



100% Yellow Muscat from vines that are 20-30 years old. Grown in sandy to rich in marl at an elevation of 820-1300 feet. The wine undergoes malolactic fermentation and spends 15 months on fine lees.

Single vineyard, hand picked grapes early in the morning with the morning mist, destemed grapes mixed with 25% whole clusters for skin contact ferment, punchdowns are done with bare hands every 6 hours for 42 days. After 42 days we gently squeezed them and put them in used french oak for the next 15 months. The War Pigs were kept on fines lees the whole time until bottling.


Gönc winery is a family tradition going back to 1936, when Peter Gönc’s great grandfather built their first wine cellar and planted the vineyard around it in the small town of Dobrovnik in Slovenia. After World War II, his grandfather moved to the city Ptuj where he started working in the Ptujska Klet, or Ptuj wine cellar, as a cellar cleaner and worked his way up to head winemaker and CEO of the oldest winery in Slovenia, now known as Pullus.

Peter’s father worked at the same winery, but on the side he also planted 24 acres of vineyards to keep up the family tradition (now 28 acres total). When Peter came of age they built a new cellar in Ptuj and started Gönc again. Peter is the 4th generation of winemakers and winegrowers in the family. Farming is organic, and all the wines receive little to no added sulfites at bottling. Despite this minimal intervention, the wines are even more stable and long lasting, even once open, making them ideal for restaurants or wine bars pouring by the glass.

Fun fact: Gönc is actually a name for a barrel that they produce in Hungary, from whence the Gönc family hails, that’s 136 liters volume. The 136 dots on each bottle of their wines are in tribute to the family’s long history in the area’s wine community.


Grape(s) Yellow Muscat
Farming Organic