The philosophy of our vine cultivation and wine making process is to follow the time-honored tradition and doing things the old-fashioned way. Out of respect for Mother Nature and with the intention of offering wines of exceptional quality, we don’t use herbicides and other harmful chemicals. Because our grapes are handpicked and the way they are processed in the cellar, we are proud to offer you excellent wines, the way nature intended them to be.
The winegrowing tradition of Slejko family reaches far back. Anton Slejko first farmed this land and in 1926 handed the farm over to his then 13 year old son Venceslav. Grandpa Venceslav was quite successful in wine production so in 1970 his son Anton decided it was time to upgrade the vineyards.
He planted indigenous varieties, modernized the cellar and began with bottling and selling under his own label. In 1989 he founded the first private co-op in what was then Yugoslavia and in 1990 the “de Adami “label was first used.
These days, the tradition continues with Anton’s son Borut, the fourth generation Slejko family. He enlarged the property which now encompasses 8 hectares (19.8 acres) and he is proud to follow in his forefathers’ path with a well thought out plan, from vineyard to bottle, and a clear vision to strive higher and pursue the goal of producing the best quality wines with the outmost respect for the land.
De Adami wines are now known not only in Slovenia but also internationally and have won many awards in local and international competitions.
THE ORIGIN OF “DE ADAMI” LABEL
Historical records show that Adami Clemse was an administrator of count Mihael Rabbat during the time of Emperor Ferdinand III. In 1621 he opened an institute where impoverish local boys could get an education. The records also note that he brought the grape vines to our region and the vine growing later spread to other parts of Vipava Valley and to Goriska Brda. Adami Clemse died on August 8, 1649 and was buried in Zalosce church. In 2001, a memorial plaque was built into the wall of our church to remind us of our famous fellow countryman.