Our wines


Our wines are a reflection of who we are, what we enjoy, and the values we hold dear.

About us

Arret Wines is a boutique winery owned and operated by a young duo/couple, Rok and Maja, with a vision of producing and selling world-class quality, wines from Lower Carniola in Šentjernej, Slovenia while providing customers unique and memorable tasting experiences.

Arret Wines is more than just what is in the bottle. It is a story of a wine nerd, going all in, changing the job to fully devote his time to vineyards and wine, and creating his vision for a first-generation winery – boutique winery Arret wines.

Arete is a concept in ancient Greek thought that, in its most basic sense, refers to ‘excellence’ of any kind. A person of arete is of the highest effectiveness; they use all of their faculties—strength, bravery, and wit—to achieve the best results. And in these we believe in Arret Wines winery.

From the beginning of this story until now vineyards have been replanted with carefully selected clones of Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Welsch Riesling, Blaufränkisc, Kraljevina, Pinot Noir and Žametna črnina. The new vineyards are closely spaced and utilize a Vertical Shoot Position (VSP) trellis system with cane pruning to ensure optimal exposure of the grape clusters to sunlight

Our philosophy is simple. Our wines are a reflection of who we are, what we enjoy, and the values we hold dear. Respect for our customers, giving them something enjoyable and memorable in every bottle. Respect for our vineyards and fruit, that has been carefully and meticulously grown. And finally, respect for things to come; making wine sustainably that we can be proud of today and for the years ahead.


Our location

The southeastern part of Slovenia – Lower Carniola, stretches from the Ljubljana Basin to the Croatian border. To the north, it is bordered by the right bank of the Sava River and to the south by the Kolpa River. The Krka River flows along Lower Carniola, winding through a narrow valley between vine-growing hills, in a sharp bend it flows past Novo mesto and Šentjernej and then almost hugs Kostanjevica na Krki until it flows into the Sava River near Brežice.

The vineyards of the Arret Wines winery are located between Šentjernej and Kostanjevica na Krki at the bottom of the Gorjanci mountains at an altitude of 200-300 m above sea level. On the regional road between Šentjernej and Kostanjevica na Krki, on the vast plain of the Šentjernej’s field turn for Ledeča vas. Drive through the village the road goes up hills through the forest and the spectacular view on the vineyards opens up on the right. Our vineyards are located on an extremely old hillside of vine growing area. Since the 16th century this area has been called Hrvaška Gora and name has been preserved to this day. The cellar is located under teh peak of Hrvaška Gora (Brezje pri Šentjerneju 48).