House of Indigenous wines
Fedora wines are a tribute to the tradition and dedication of Valter Kobal’s forefathers and their persistence in the rocky, wind-battered landscape of the Vipavska dolina region, 20km from Trieste, Italy. The vineyards are situated on the easternmost hills between the Friulian Plains and Mount Nanos. Valter represents the fifth generation of the wine-making tradition which started in 1880. In 2014, Valter, along with his wife Mojca, took the decision to take his family’s long-established vineyards out of the coorperative association so he could start bottling his own wine and in 2016 the Fedora label was born. The Vipavska dolina region is known for its cultural heritage and undulating countryside which comprises of beautiful mountains which have become popular routes with cyclists and hikers. This is the sunniest place in Slovenia (with no less than 2100 hours of sun annually) and benefits from the constant cool wind of the ‘burja’ which clears the air. This results in fruity wines with a mineral quality from the marlstone rich soils. Valter and his wife Mojca are dedicated to the preservation of the old Primorska varieties which have been growing on the solids for centuries. The Zelen and Pinela are the first to be bottled and now available for us to sell in UK. The vineyards are farmed organically (certified since 2018) and biodynamic methods are also used (becoming certified in 2022).
The Kobal family first planted vines on the slopes above the village of Dolanci and focused mainly on local rebula, malvasia, laski Riesling, pinela, glera and picolite. After the second world war, the winery was forced to sell its grapes into the cooperative association. Since 1975, Valter’s father had maintained some of the best locations and remained an important member of the corporative wine cellar.
A full bodied, fruity (dried apricots) and distinctly mineral wine from this ancient native grape of Primorska. Notes akin to rosemary, thyme and laurel.The 20 year-old vines are grown on marl and sandstone soils to altitudes of 300m on southeasterly slopes. Hand harvested and careful selection before natural fermentation and 4 days of cool maceration. 12 months on lees in 1600 litre oak barrels. Farmed organically and biodynamically. Drink now or age for another 5 years
A light bodied and delicate wine from this this ancient native grape of Primorska. The 41 year-old vines are grown on marl and sandstone soils to altitudes of 300m on southerly terraced slopes. Hand harvested and careful selection before natural fermentation and short maceration before 6 months in steel tanks on its lees and 10% aged in old barrels. Farmed organically and biodynamically.