Nafa is a wooden container used for pouring wine and holds about ten liters.
"The people of Vipava were clever and they knew that the people of Vrhpolje like to drink it. Thus, once they quarreled again, they offered the people of Vrhpolje one nafo wine in exchange for the fair. The people of Vrhpolje, as usual thirsty, accepted the offer, and since then the fair has been the right of the people of Vipava, and the people of Vrhpolje have been called nafars. "
The story, which went from generation to generation, inspired the Skrlje family. So that the story doesn’t end, Nafa and I named our wines.
What is nafa is hidden on an imaginatively designed label that embodies a line of young, fresh and fruity wines with a pleasant varietal bouquet and full flavor, which includes sauvignon, rose, cabernet sauvignon and merlot.
In accordance with family tradition, we also preserve the line of matured wines in wooden barrels, which are distinguished by mature tannins and harmonious taste: sauvignon, merlot and cabernet sauvignon. Also these with an attention-grabbing label that speaks of the rivalry of two neighboring places, cunning and thirst.
The fertile land, which loves the sun and befriends the bora, is as created for the birth of wine. The cold air above the Nanos plateau ensures low night temperatures during grape ripening, which emphasize the varietal aroma and freshness of taste in both white and red wines.
In order to preserve all the characteristics of the Vipava terroir in wine, we combined natural resources with the help of the latest technology with expertise.
We placed great emphasis on the Sauvignon variety, which is the most important house variety, planted in the best locations of the upper Vipava valley. With diligent work in the vineyard and new knowledge in the cellar, we produced a pleasant, medium-bodied wine with accentuated tropical notes and a rounded, harmonious, slightly mineral aftertaste.
From the noble Merlot we have developed a pleasant and lively rosé, with a pronounced aroma of grapefruit and tropical fruit. Rosé wines will continue to be the red thread of our wines, as the 'ad frigidum' landscape offers the best environment for distinct fruitiness and pleasant freshness.
There are also two red wines in the fresh wine line, namely Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Both varieties have been maturing on the vine for a long time, thus gaining full tannin maturity, which is quite difficult to achieve in these places during the cold bora wind and late autumn. With a lot of effort in the vineyard, suitable maceration and rounded biological deacidification, we produced two top-quality red wines of fresh character, but full of flavor, soft tannins and varietal flowers; the red wine of new visions in the old tale.
Viticulture at Škrlj remains the core of the family tradition. We know where we come from and where we want to go, so we never forget our roots in our work. We include the earth, our most precious heritage, in modern everyday life.
With fresh innovation, we will continue to make sure that the story of new wines from old vineyards does not end, but is upgraded on the new pages of the old Vipava homestead.
"Respect for tradition and modern technology make it possible to bottle the most precious things that nature gives us."
When you come from Vipava to Vrhpolje, Škrlj family is the second house on the left.