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Ralf Schumacher: "I’m nothing but impressed about Slovenia"

It is said that there’s no such thing as coincidences. However, it is precisely coincidences that often lead us to the most exciting things and turning points in life. I believe that this holds true for the story of former Formula 1 driver Ralf Schumacher and the Klet Brda winery.

Director of Wine Brda Silvan Peršolja with Ralf Schumacher

Director of Wine Brda Silvan Peršolja with Ralf Schumacher | Author Klet Brda Archives

Ralf Schumacher and I met at the Klet Brda winery on his last visit to Slovenia. During our extremely pleasant encounter, we tasted excellent wines from the winery and talked about wine and all things related to it. It is clear that this former race car driver is a man who knows what he wants and how to get it. He does not leave anything to chance, not even wine. But why I mention coincidences?

Because the true story goes like this: one day at a Salzburg restaurant, Ralf Schumacher tasted a glass of Rebula, a variety of wine very dear to him and which deeply impressed him. He wanted to find out the name of the producer to serve the wine at his Mediterranean restaurant. He got in touch with the Klet Brda winery and ended up in Goriška Brda.