IT’S NOT CHAMPAGNE. IT’S
Bubbly Premium Sparkling Wine is estate grown, produced and
bottled by hand in Slovenia, a stones throw from the Austrian
border. Slovenian wine making tradition favors subtle fruit notes
such as citrus, apple, and berries. Our wines are both exceptional
and unusual. Overall, they are very light, creamy and easy to
drink. Bubbly is perfect for wine aficionados as well as the causal
drinker. Now you can discover these delicious sparkling wines from
Slovenia...without the jetlag
Bubbly is estate produced at the award-winning Slovenian
vineyards Radgonska gorice.
History was made in 1852 when a bottle of golden sparkling wine,
Bubbly, was popped for the first time in Slovenia. The man who
opened it was a risk taker. His name was Mr. Alojz Klenosek, and
what follows is his story, and the beginning of Bubbly.
Klenosek recognized that Slovenia provided the optimum
combination of geological and meteorological conditions to manifest
his dream. Several years prior to 1852, he took his wine making
skills and set off for the French region of Champagne to expand his
vinicultural knowledge. After three years of intense immersion in
the sparkling wine making process, Klenosek had enough experience
to move forward with his vision. then returned to his beloved
Styria, a mountainous region stretching from the south of Vienna,
to begin his own sparkling wine empire.
Along the banks of the River Mura, Klenosek identified an
idyllic location - a place where the hot winds that rise from the
Hungarian plains are embraced by the cool breezes traveling from
the peaks of the Alps. He put his intuition to the test and
successfully established a thriving Styrian Champagne house. On
that day in 1852, he raised his glass to his lips and pronounced
that he had indeed made gold.
Some say that being a risk taker made him a natural gambler. One
night in 1882, Klenosek was playing cards with friends and a new
acquaintance, Mr. Clotar Bouvier. When it was over, Bouvier had
vastly increased the net worth of his family estate to include a
profitable vineyard. The alchemist behind Bubbly lost his entire
business, and eventually faded into obscurity.
Clotar Bouvier, from the Swiss-French family, used his power and
wealth as a banker to increase the size of Klenosek’s
previous estate. Many cellars were built that are still in use to
this day. The Bouviers converted some of the old ice cellars into
wine cellars for ageing. By the early 1900’s the winery had
1,028 hectares of land producing fruit as well as their famous
champagne, which was often at the Emperor’s table. The estate
winery continued on with great success, flourishing in the Sun of
Presently, Radgonska gorice vineyard is owned by three local
Slovenian investors and operated by share-holding employees. More
than 150 years after Klenosek popped that first bottle of Bubbly,
the founders of Spirits of Serendipity Imports
‘discovered’ Bubbly while visiting Slovenia. The first
container of Bubbly arrived stateside in December 2006, just in
time for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration.
Now, we are able to offer you the opportunity to join us in
making the world a better place - by igniting your passion,
stretching the limits of your imagination, and taking that risk
that just might produce gold. We pass on the torch of adventure.
Klenosek did it, and so can you!