The diversity of microclimatic conditions in the Brda hills, which are nestled between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea, provides audacious winemakers with an extraordinary spectrum of expression through various winemaking methods. From classic mineral wines, across amazing Rebulas, aged in various dimensions of oak barrels, amphorae and concrete eggs, to wines with extended skin contact which have attracted the attention of the world’s leading experts. 

Rebula has a significant symbolic power, because it unites 14 outstanding producers from two countries, but one region: the Brda -Collio. The Masterclass Brda – Home of Rebula will be featuring Marjan Simčič, Edi Simčič, Dolfo, Ferdinand Wines, Ščurek, Klet Brda, Zanut, Moro, Medot and Erzetič from Slovenia and Gravner, Edi Keber, Jermann and Radikon from Italy.

Masterclass will be led by Luca Gardini …

 

World-renowned opinion leader and the first Italian critic to become a member of Wine Searcher, the largest database and oenological search engine in the world. In 2015, he launched his personal wine-rating project  gardininotes.com. The website, developed exclusively in English, brings wine-tasting reports coming from all over the world.
He wrote Codice Gardini, a bilingual manual for wine lovers, together with Pier Bergonzi, Deputy Editor of the newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, to prove that wine-tasting is simple and that anyone can do it.
Every year, he publishes a Guide to Italy’s Top 100 Wines and Winemakers with Luciano Ferraro for the newspaper Corriere della Sera.
He often participates in food-and-wine events as an expert opinion leader and brilliant speaker.

Awards and personal projects:
Best Sommelier of Italy in 2004 at only 23 years of age
Best Sommelier of Europe in 2009
World’s Best Sommelier in 2010
founder of Enoscuola di Luca Gardini
Founder of the internationally-recognised Best Italian Wine Awards in 2012, biwawards.it
Creator of PopWine, a ranking of wine labels under €15 for Gazzetta dello Sport
Creator of the World’s Top 50 Wines, published every year

… and Gašper Čarman

For the last ten years, Gašper Čarman has been living his dream by catering to the wishes of wine enthusiasts in Slovenia and Europe. In 2004, he established eVino, the first online wine shop in Slovenia, which in ten years become largest fine wine distributor in Slovenia. Together with his siter Nina, Gašper runs “Danilo gostilna & vinoteka”, a family restaurant with 50 years of tradition. His recent project is wine brand called Gasper, where he joined forces with Klet Brda and successfully selling his wines in Slovenia, UK, Switzerland, Poland, Spain and Croatia. Wines have received several awards including this year DWWA silver medal for Rebula 2013.

As a sommelier, Gašper Čarman has won gold medals in every national competition he took part in. He was competing two times for Best European sommelier and two times for Best World sommelier. He regularly contributes articles on wine and wine-drinking culture to various magazines. He is currently in the process of completing his studies at the renowned MW institute in London.