Valdhuber wines originate from Svečina, an idyllic little village on the fringes of the Slovenske Gorice hills, close to the Austrian border. At the end of a valley, below a ridge marking the international border, stands the new wine cellar and tourist farm of the Valdhuber family. Its architecture may be modern, but its size and materials fit harmoniously in the landscape. In 2013, a tourist farm with accommodation was added to our successful wine story, with the aim of providing local and seasonal dishes accompanied by fine wines.
However, the story of the Valdhuber family in Svečina began many years before this.
Back to its beginnings in 1913, when Ema Huber, a four year old girl came as a foster child from Graz to Svečina, to this legendary wine-producing region. She stayed there and as fate would have it, she later became the owner of an estate. Her marriage to Franc Valdhuber in 1931 brought this viticultural family name to Svečina. Today, this name lies at the very heart of this acclaimed wine brand from the Svečina region.
On our farm, wine has been our way of life for four generations. The family estate is managed by Bogomir (Mirč) Valdhuber, who looks after the vineyards and the cellar. His wife Dijana, whose greatest friend is the cooking ladle, takes care of the hospitality side of the farm. Daughter Eva is her mother’s indispensable assistant and son Adam is taking his first steps in oenology.