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One region in two countries is the stage for a story of incredible people
who tell a story of love for the sun and the earth that give birth to wine.

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THE STORY

In Goriška Brda, a region in the western part of Slovenia, wine has been cultivated even before the Romans.
Vine has been cultivated firstly by Illyrians in the 5th century b.c..
In the middle ages the Christian church controlled most of the wine production in the region. In the Austria-Hungary Empire the privately owned wine cellars had some presence in the region, though their numbers constantly fell until the formation of Yugoslavia.

The period between the world wars was marked with poverty and economic decline. After the WW2 the ownership of the vineyards is nationalized and collectivized.
Ours is the remarkable story of a small number of people from the region, who with their dedication and hard work revived the traditional, natural and biodynamic ways of making wine. They took over from their fathers and raised Slovenian wines to the world’s top in merely 20 years. Today their wines are drunk in the world’s most prestigious restaurants.


GORIŠKA BRDA – COLLIO

In Slovenia, at least in the west Primorska region, wine and regional identity transcends politics. On the green hills of the most western part of Slovenia bordering the Italian region Friuli Venezia Giulia the border today can not be distinguished. The vineyards form the Italian side of Collio cross to Goriška Brda without any regard to political or state differences. So this is also a story of one region in two countries. Collio and Brda, synonyms, represent probably one of the best wine regions for white wines.

 

Our movie delves into the sometimes-difficult relationships between these two communities in the past. It covers the transitional period of the 90’ and how the Slovenian winemakers looked at the west for knowledge and an example of superb winemaking ever since the seventies and the rise of superb winemaking in Collio. It also looks at the present situation and all the possibilities of cooperation between the regions and the region’s winemakers.

CREDITS

 

DIRECTED and PRODUCED by
JURE BRECELJNIK

STORY
JURE BRECELJNIK

CAMERA
ROŽLE BREGAR
MATIC OBLAK

EDITOR
URBAN POTOČNIK

MUSIC SCORE
MIHA PETRIC

SOUND DESIGN
BORUT BARDEN

PRODUCTION MANAGER
Slaviša Majstorović

PRODUCER CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN
Rok Bedenk

PRODUCTION
FILMIT

CO-PRODUCED
SLOVENIAN FILM CENTER | STUDIO RITEM | VIZUALIST | SKYSYSTEM

FEATURING
Aleš Kristančič/Movia wines/Sl
Marjan Simčič/ Marjan Simčič wines/Sl
Aleks Simčič/ Edi Simčič wines/Sl
Marko Skočaj/ Dolfo wines/Sl
Stojan Ščurek/ Ščurek wines/Sl
Matjaž Četrtič/ Ferdinand wines/Sl
Primož Lavrenčič/ Burja wines/Si
Gašper Čarman/ E-vino/Si
Joško Gravner/ Gravner wines/It
Stanko Radikon/ <emRadikon wines/It
Robert Prinčič/ Gradisciutta wines/It
Debra Meibiurg/ Master of wine/HK
Caroline Gilby/ Master of Wine/GB
Christy Canterbury/ Master of Winne/USA

SUPPORTED BY
Hotel Gredič/HK
Tourist Office Brda
Belvin Pub

TERRA MAGICA
52’ MINUTE DOCUMENTARY MOVIE

TECHNICAL DATA
16:9 HD COLOR 1080P (25P), SOUND STEREO

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