Denis tends the vines with the beats from his headphones only adding extra quickness to his step. Denis is a third generation winemaker. He follows only the methods and techniques of his forefathers, and makes wine in the most natural way possible.
He is a refreshing contradiction: a hip looking guy who makes wine according to unflinching 500 year old traditions. His vision is to not change anything, but allow his personality to express itself in the wines, making slight differences from his forefathers. He was drawn to biodynamics as he developed as a farmer. When Alex Podolensky visited Croatia, he spent the most time in Denis’ vineyards. These biodynamic philosophies enhance the farming wisdom of his father, who in turn learned from his father.
Denis states that his goal is to grow the healthiest Plavac Mali in Postup and Prinzdrina, and to follow his intuition in the cellar. Denis wanted to bring back the history and grandeur of authentic Plavac. It happens with natural farming techniques, non-interventionist winemaking, and a touch of his refreshing personality.