Visit a Winery: Kabaj in Goriška Brda, Slovenia

Visit a Winery: Kabaj in Goriška Brda, Slovenia Winemaker Jean-Michel Morel is originally from France but after meeting his wife Katja Kabaj in a nearby Italian winery, decided to relocate to Slovenia and rebuild the Kabaj family estate. Jean-Michel, a Wine & Spirits Magazine 100 Wineries winner in 2013, makes world-class wines using local varieties and winemaking techniques. His skin-macerated white wines including Rebula (known as ‘the queen of Brda’), Ravan (an old local name for the grape formerly known as Tocai Friullano) and Sivi Pinot (Pinot Gris) are rich and earthy with plenty of freshness. His red wines, made from Bordeaux varieties that have existed in Brda for over 200 years, are distinctive and well-balanced.

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