The family story
The beginning of the winemaking tradition of the Slejko family dates back to before 1926. Today, the fourth generation of the Slejko family, led by Borut, continues the path set by their ancestors and follows the old tradition. With a well-thought-out plan “from the vineyard to the bottle”, they achieve a higher quality of natural De Adami wines, recognized in their intoxicating flavors, aroma and nobility. With a clear vision, they pursue the goal of producing the best quality natural wines with the utmost respect for their native land and surroundings. De Adami wines have been achieving high marks in international and domestic evaluations for many years. They are known by both domestic and foreign customers.
We have summarized the philosophy of grape growing in the old way by not using herbicides in our vineyards. Our aim is to offer people wine that does not contain harmful substances. We want our grapes to be grown in a nature-friendly way in our vineyards. Thanks to the hand-harvested grapes and the grape processing technology itself, we can offer you excellent wines in our wine cellar.The wine-growing tradition of the Slejko family goes back a long way. Anton Slejko was engaged in agriculture before 1926, who handed over the farm to his 13-year-old son Venceslav that year.
“Nono” Venceslav already started successful marketing of wines, his son Anton built on it, and in 1970 he began a thorough renovation of the vineyards, with an emphasis on indigenous varieties. He modernized the winery and began bottling and marketing his own brand. In 1989, he founded the first private winegrowing cooperative in what was then Yugoslavia, and in 1990 began marketing wines under the De Adami brand.
Today, his son Borut stands by his father’s side, who as the fourth generation continues the family tradition with his family. With deliberate steps, from the vineyard to the bottle, he follows the set goal; to achieve high quality with respect for nature. Borut is successfully expanding its activities beyond the borders of Slovenia. The Slejko farm comprises a total of 8 hectares of vineyards. Wines under the De Adami brand have been achieving high marks in international and domestic evaluations for many years.