Gabernik 23 wines come from the slopes around the village of Ritoznoj in the foothills of the Pohorje range in eastern Slovenia. The soil of these steep slopes consists predominantly of marl. Owner and winemaker, Janko Bogatic has been working in vineyards since the age of 10. Drawing from his years of experience on the land he strives to work hand-in-hand with nature to allow the vineyards to express their true potential. Minimal intervention in the wine cellar lets the terroir shine through. Working with unfashionable varieties like Yellow Muscat and Zweigelt, Janko wants to show that these grapes are much more than their reputations suggest.