Herbal Gardens Sparkling Wine

15th June 2022

Herbal Garden Sparkling Wines

Welcome to the new Glass of Bubbly Category of Herbal Gardens.

This new category was introduced to highlight the fantastic Sparkling Wines that display a Herbal/Naturous Character, it was added to our collection of Categories in 2021 with Weingut Steininger’s Sauvignon Blanc Reserve Sekt 2017 from Austria taking home the first Herbal Gardens Trophy.

We can’t wait to see what the 2022 Glass of Bubbly Awards showcases in the Herbal Gardens Category, but before we get there, I thought you should take a look at a selection of Herbal Garden Sparkling Wines, I’ve picked three from the country of Slovenia, all taking home a Silver medal in the Herbal Gardens Category.

Herbal Gardens
A wine that will have a herbaceous character from herbs to freshly cut grass.

When enjoying the aroma or flavours of a Herbal Gardens Sparkling Wine, here are some of the characteristics which you will likely experience.

  • Fresh Garden Mint
  • Freshly Cut Grass
  • Grass
  • Leaves
  • Corriander
  • Parsley
  • Basil
  • Nettles
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Lavender
  • Dill
  • Sage
  • Peppermint
  • Chives
  • Oregano

We have our own herb plot at the end of our garden, growing fresh mint, rosemary and thyme, and sometimes when enjoying a glass of Sparkling Wine, it will display the exact same aromas and flavours of the real thing.

Zidanca Slovenec – Penina Slovenec

Zidanca Slovenec is another award-winning Slovenian Sparkling Wine. Slovenia is a beautiful wine-making country with the world’s oldest vine at over 400 years old, over 10,000 caves and the capital Ljubljana which translates into ‘The Loved One’.

You can contact Zidanca Slovenec on their Facebook Page or visit their Website.

Aroma 👃 “A wonderful herbal gardens display of freshly picked garden herbs, nettles and freshly cut grass with some green pears, just picked from the tree.”

Flavour 👅 “Fizzy lime and crisp green apples with hints of mint and nettles on the palate.”

Silver Herbal Gardens at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021

Kmecka zadruga Krsko – Turn Premium Rosé Penina

Kmečka Zadruga Krško is located in Slovenia, in the Dolenjska region where vines have been cultivated since Ancient Roman times, they age all their wines in their cellars in an old castle estate, which was once home to the Counts of Auersperg during the 18th century.

Aroma 👃 “A wonderful mix of red and green characters on the aroma, ripe red berries and crisp red apples with a touch of herbal notes throughout.”

Flavour 👅 “Glorious red apples, freshly picked and just washed, a sprinkling of red berries and mint leaves on the palate.”

Silver Herbal Gardens at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021

Kristalvin Alan Kristančič – Rebula Brut

Kristalvin Alan Kristančič displays a modern label and an enjoyable Herbal Gardens character.

Aroma 👃 “Creamy crisp green apples and green pears, bruised green apple and glazed green apples with hints of grass and nettles on the aroma.”

Flavour 👅 “Similar flavours, focusing more towards dried and crisp green apples and an enhanced herbal character on the palate.”

Silver Herbal Gardens at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021 

Oliver Walkey

Champagne and Sparkling Wine Writer, Focused on Bringing the Exciting and Fascinating World of Bubbly to You.