Gönc winery is a family tradition going back to 1936, when Peter Gönc’s great grandfather built their first wine cellar and planted the vineyard around it in the small town of Dobrovnik in Slovenia. Passed down from father to son, Peter finally got his turn, further growing the estate and the Gönc family name.
Fun fact: Gönc is actually a name for a barrel that they produce in Hungary, from whence the Gönc family hails, that’s 136 liters volume. The 136 dots on each bottle of their wines are in tribute to the family’s long history in the area’s wine community.
The Starman label is designed in an unconventional way with the symbol of David Bowie’s alter ego Ziggy Stardust and lyrics from Starman, inviting wine lovers for an extraordinary trip and letting them in on Peter's musical world. The grapes are handpicked under the morning stars from a single vineyard. Everything about it screams natural, from the low intervention wine process to the clear bottle letting the color of the wine do the speaking. In terms of taste, think savoriness from the Chardonnay, floral nuance proper to Riesling and an earthy grip acquired from the skin-maceration. The Starman’s citrus-forward mouthfeel is even reminiscent of an IPA...
Grapes: Chardonnay, Riesling