Award-winning wine writer, Alice Feiring, is an ardent advocate for minimal intervention (natural) wines which she covers in her newsletter, The Feiring Line. She is author of "The Dirty Guide to Wine," "Naked Wine," "For the Love of Wine: My Journey Through the World's Most Ancient Wine Culture" and "The Battle for Wine & Love." Gravner's Mateja Gravner discusses her family's historic winery in Friuli-Venezia-Giulia and their philosophy for making biodynamically-farmed natural wines.This show is broadcast live on Wednesday's at 2PM ET on W4CY Radio – (www.w4cy.com) part of Talk 4 Radio (http://www.talk4radio.com/) on the Talk 4 Media Network (http://www.talk4media.com/).
In this episode Monty Waldin interviews Mateja Gravner who works in the family winery “Gravner” in Oslavia in Friuli Venezia Giulia on the border with Slovenia. Mateja’s father, Josko Gravner is an iconic producer who created the paradigm for so-called “orange wines”—his famous Ribolla wine being made from Ribolla Gialla native grapes. Mateja tells Monty about his father Josko’s innovation in wine-making that includes skin contact and fermentation in amphoras coming from Georgia. Tune in to discover the history of the Slovenian-speaking Gravner family that intersects also with major events in the history of Italy and its contested north-east borders.