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Grape Abduction Co.

Grape Abduction Orange 2022 (1L)

Grape Abduction Orange 2022 (1L)

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Blend: Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Riesling
Aging: 5 months in stainless steel

A light amber color with an aromatically rich nose of ripe golden apple, quince, sweet brown spice, and hints of honey. On the palate, the wine is round with flavors from the nose and a good minerality. The finish is smooth and lingering with highlighted notes of sweet brown spices.

Grape Abduction Company is the brainchild of Peter Gönc who makes wine in Podravje, Slovenia whose family has been making wine since 1936.  Peter’s great-grandfather built their first wine cellar and planted the vineyard around it in the small town of Dobrovnik in Slovenia. After World War II, his grandfather moved to the city Ptuj where he started working in the Ptujska Klet, or Ptuj wine cellar, as a cellar cleaner and worked his way up to head winemaker and CEO of the oldest winery in Slovenia, now known as Pullus.

Peter’s father worked at the same winery, but on the side he also planted 24 acres of vineyards to keep up the family tradition (now 28 acres total). When Peter came of age they built a new cellar in Ptuj and started Gönc again. Peter is the 4th generation of winemakers and winegrowers in the family. Farming is organic, and all the wines receive little to no added sulfites at bottling. Despite this minimal intervention, the wines are even more stable and long-lasting, even once open, making them ideal for restaurants or wine bars pouring by the glass.

What Peter says about Grape Abduction Wines:

"From far off in space, we observed your little blue and green planet, spinning around your great yellow sun at unimaginable speeds – well, at least they are unimaginable to you. And we realized that there was one special place on this planet with the perfect conditions to grow wine fit for the tastes of space: Stajerska, Slovenia.

Grapes as diverse as Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, and even the hard-to-pronounce ones (we’re looking at you, Žametna Črnina) thrive in the harsh environment of these rocky hills. Made entirely by … erm, hand… and treated with the highest degrees of technology and care, we have created three wines that truly give you the taste of the cosmos. Space juice, if you will.

And if you ever found yourself gazing up at the sky and asking: do aliens make wine? Now, you have your answer."

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