From Vine to Glass , Pure Elegance

Welcome to our wine cellar, nestled in the picturesque village of Budanje, embraced in the sun-drenched embrace of the Vipava Valley. Our vineyards bask in the radiant glow of this idyllic environment, providing the perfect terroir for grape cultivation and forming the heart of our exceptional wines. We invite you to embark on a journey with us, where tradition meets innovation, and where the essence of our unique terroir is captured in every bottle. Explore the character of our wines, crafted through the harmonious combination of expertise, respect for nature, and genuine love for winemaking.


In our cellar, we produce white wines from varieties such as Pinela, Zelen, Rebula, Malvasia, Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Laški Rizling, Vitovska Garganja, and Pinot Blanc, as well as red wines from Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Barbera varieties.New to our offer is sparkling wine made from the indigenous Pinela variety. We sell the majority of our harvest as bulk wine in our local cellar and at additional cellar locations throughout Slovenia. Wine made from high-quality grapes of selected varieties is bottled.


Pinela is an indigenous variety of the Vipava Valley, known for its delicate fruity aroma. The wine is fresh, light, and easy-drinking. It pairs beautifully with appetizers, fish dishes, poultry, light vegetable dishes, and young cheese.


Rebula contains a distinct fruity aroma reminiscent of ripe figs or pears. The wine is drinkable and harmonious, with a fairly intense and persistent flavor. It is recommended with pasta dishes and main courses of fish, poultry, pork, and lamb.


Zelen is also an indigenous variety of the Vipava Valley, containing a refined, delicate, and elegant aroma reminiscent of the scent of ripe peaches and pears. It has a light, drinkable taste with a pleasant hint of tropical fruits. It is recommended with more spicy and enriched dishes of poultry, pork, and lamb.

Cabernet sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine of characteristic garnet to cherry-red color, with an elegant aroma reminiscent of herbal notes and the scent of fresh and ripe forest fruits. With aging processes, the wine develops a refined and elegant bouquet of dried plums, vanilla, jam, and ripe forest fruits. It has a fresh and full taste, with soft and rounded tannins enriching the harmony and elegance of the flavor. It pairs nicely with beef and game dishes, as well as aged cheeses with more pronounced flavors.


Malvasia contains a characteristic, moderately intense herbal or fruity aroma reminiscent of ripe bananas and acacia flowers. It has a drinkable, light, full, extractive taste with a harmonious, seductive, and long-lasting elegant flavor. It is recommended with risottos, pasta dishes, and main courses of poultry, fish, pork, and lamb.


Rosé is produced from Barbera grapes. Because this is a more acidic grape, we let it reach maximum ripeness. With a few hours of maceration, we achieve the appropriate color and tannin content. In the rich fruity aroma, we find scents of red fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, and red currants. The wine is delicate and fresh. It is served with pork dishes, young beef, and higher quality fish and shellfish.


Wine Tasting

On our website, we invite you to a unique tasting of premium wines. Discover the rich range of flavors offered by our vineyards in the sun-drenched valley.

Wine Sales

Explore our diverse range of premium wines available for purchase. Indulge in the diverse flavors of our premium wines.

Culinary Experience

During the wine tasting at our cellar, we offer you a culinary experience. Spoil your taste buds with delicious homemade cured meats and local cheeses.

Vina Kodele

We manage the family vineyard together: my husband Franc, wife Alenka, and our daughter Ana, who recently became a young successor to the farm. Wine has been produced on the homestead for generations before us, albeit in smaller quantities. In addition to vineyards, our ancestors also cultivated fields and orchards and raised cattle. However, since 2005, we have focused solely on viticulture and winemaking: we planted vines and appropriately renovated and updated part of the cellar. Currently, we cultivate 8 hectares of vineyards with approximately 30,000 vines. Most of the work in the cellar is done by my husband Franc and daughter Ana. However, during major tasks in the vineyard and cellar, all three of us join forces. During the most important time of the year - the harvest - many friends voluntarily help us as we do manual harvesting. My wife Alenka pampers them with various treats, as she is a good cook and renowned pastry chef. Under her pen, 9 books have been published with various dessert recipes and good advice.


Throughout history, fruit growing, viticulture, and basketry have developed in the village of Budanje. Many crops were sold by villagers in larger cities such as Idrija, Trieste, and Ljubljana, which they carried on foot. They also made special birch brooms and brushes, earning them the nickname "BROOM MAKERS." These special brooms and the nickname have remained recognizable symbols of the village. On the label, we can see a symbolic picture of the Budanje broom, representing the foundation of our cellar emblem. The letter "K" represents the initial of our surname, which marks the beginning of the history of our cellar.


Additional Cellar Locations:
Tovarniška cesta 14,
Ajdovščina Ljubljanska cesta 73,
Domžale Trg maršala Tita 3,
Ilirska Bistrica Vilharjeva cesta 4a ilirska Bistrica
Podpeč 42a, Podpeč
Hotedršica 26, Hotedršica
Planina 100, planina
Senožeče 147, senožeče
Reška cesta 20, prestranek
Kidričeva cesta 53, Škofja Loka
Tennessee bar, Ajdovščina
Prima bar, Ajdovščina
Turistična kmetija Podobnik, Idrija
Gostilna na žagi, Budanje
Kantina, Sežana