Following his father, Benjamin began in 1988 with just 1 ha and has since grown his holdings to 8, all of which he farms biodynamically. The vines grow in the classic iron- and calcium-rich red soils in the region of Carso in Northeast Italy, extending deep into the limestone that looms just below the surface. Benjamin works primarily with Vitovska, the classic local variety of the Carso, but he also has plantings of Malvasia and Sauvignon—as well as small amounts of Teran (another local variety) and Merlot for his reds.
The Vitovska is made in an orange wine style, allowed to spontaneously ferment on its skins for 2-4 weeks, before being allowed to age on its lees for 24 months in neutral Slavonian oak casks. In the glass, the wine leans towards apricot and peach, with a zesty limestone quality and classic orange wine structure in the finish.