Thu, Jun 27|
District Wine Bar
Gönc Wine Tasting
You are invited to meet the winemaker of Gönc winery, Peter Gene and taste his highly sought after natural wines. Peter is a rocker that plays rock songs to the vines and barrels. The results...delicious. This is a special event that is usually only open to the wine trade industry. Lunch break!
Time & Location
Jun 27, 2019, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
District Wine Bar, 37 Paynes Way, Asheville, NC 28801, USA
About the Event
Wines that you will be tasting:
Harvest Moon Pinot Grigio
*Retail Available during tasting only.
Gönc winery is a family tradition going back to the year 1936 when Peter Gene’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 – Ptuj wine cellar as a cellar cleaner and worked his way up to head winemaker and CEO of the oldest winery in Slovenia now know as Pullus. Peter’s father also 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.
Fun fact, Gönc is actually a name for a barrel that they produce in Hungary of 136 liters volume and there are 136 dots on each bottle of their wines with each dot representing 1 Liter…