The Dolphin Hotel | RADIKON, ITALY – 5 AUG

Radikon with Saša Radikon

A Special Edition Aperitivo Hour
Happy Hour Pricing

The late and great Stanko Radikon was an absolute giant of the natural wine and orange wine movement that has gained so much momentum in recent years. He was a maverick in every sense of the word. He took his family’s vineyard and paved the way for natural winemakers around the world right from his backyard Italy, in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region. There’s something special about the wines that come out of Radikon, everything from the local indigenous grape, ‘Ribolla Gialla’ that border the Italo-Slovenian border, Stanko was always firmly of the belief that these grapes needed to be treated differently.

It was in 1995 that Radikon Wines began using his grandfather’s method of vinification, which involved seven days of skin maceration and led to more colour and flavour making its way into the wine. After some refinement of the technique, today’s wines have three months of maceration, along with long periods of barrel and bottle aging. Radikon also discovered that this long-term maceration led to a more robust wine, which also meant that by 2003 he was able to cut out the use of sulfites entirely.

Now run by Saša Radikon, who worked with his father for the past decade, the Radikon name continues to hold its high esteem. “If you have good grapes you can make something special,” said Saša. “If you have bad grapes you can only make bad wines.”

We’re VERY lucky to get Saša to ourselves for a very, very special Delfino Aperitivo which will be a truly unique tasting of some rare drops. Without going to Oslavia, Italy for yourself, this is a once in a lifetime chance to taste the best of Radikon, direct from the source with Saša.

No reservations, only walk-in’s.

Please arrive early as this event will sell-out and reach capacity very quickly.