Halfway between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea lies Brda, Slovenia, a gorgeous wine region of rolling hills with terraced vineyards, olive groves and forests. Brda borders Italy’s Northeastern Collio wine region, and Avias vineyards are located here. This is 100% Pinot Grigio crafted from grapes grown in the famous Brda region in the Collio border area. Fermentation: 100% in stainless steel. Maturation: 100% in stainless steel. Goriska Brda Region – Brda (meaning hills) – a fairy tale landscape, from where the view stretches out to the sea, Friuli and Veneto, a land of hills, nested halfway between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea. The soils of the Brda region are composed of ocean sediment mass. After the sea disappeared, layers of flysh, sandstone and limestone remained. It is the marlstone which provides the best basis for high quality wines. At first, the soil was rich in limestone but under the influence of the sun and rain it decomposed and thus sandy clayous soil came into being. During decomposition, the limestone is washed out. Form slightly alkaline the soil becomes neutral which is a prerequisite for the growth of vine. The soil is mainly shallow. It is deepened only if ploughed (regosol) and since it is not compact it is often erosion-prone.