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Thu, Jun 27


District Wine Bar

Gönc Winery tasting and food pairing with winemaker, Peter Gene

WINERY OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL! When wine meets music! There is no wine making in Gönc Winery without good tunes playing in the background. The results, amazing wines! Enjoy five wines with tasting menu by our own Chef Melissa Hsu.

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Gönc Winery tasting and food pairing with winemaker, Peter Gene

Time & Location

Jun 27, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

District Wine Bar, 37 Paynes Way, Asheville, NC 28801, USA


About the Event


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.

A story of Hugarian barrels and rock ‘n’ roll tunes.

Our passion and love for wine consists of 136 dots. Each dot represents one liter of wine from a special oak barrel holding 136 liters, also called Gönc. The central dot on the label indicates the wine variety and represents the last, 136th point on the label. Number 136 is the motiv of Gönc Winery’s visual identity.

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