The Kupljen family has been growing and making wine at their estate as far back as 1836. As one of the first professional private Slovene winemakers, Joze Kupljen launched the brand Vino Kupljen® in 1976. The Kupljen family exports over 40% of their wine, mostly to Germany. This is the best indication of the quality of their wines, since Kupljen makes wines that are the specialty of German viticulture. Today his son, Samo and his wife Lidija, are major contributors to the wine process. Their vineyards and estate are located in Ljutomer-ormoz wine district, an area known for centuries for superb winegrowing land and its high quality wines.
The soil and climate are renowned for producing fruit forward wines with a fresh character, whereby each vintage unveils a complexity of flavors.
The Kupljen family practices eco-friendly cultivation in the vineyard, and in the wine making processes. They live and practice by the Vino Kupljen
slogan: With Sun and Love!
Even Decanter Magazine believes in the Sun and Love slogan, because in 2010 alone they were rewarded with five more Decanter medals, adding to their long list of medals.