Join us at our New Road shop in Brighton for an informal, lively evening with Neb Gusic, who will take you through 6 of the finest wines made at the Simčič winery, which straddles the borders of Italy and Slovenia and has a cult following amongst sommeliers at some of the top Michelin-starred restaurants.

These wines feature on the wine lists of Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, The Fat Duck and Furna. They’re typically only available to the restaurant trade – Brunswick is one of a select few Simčič Retail Ambassadors worldwide, so this is a rare opportunity to try and buy at retail prices. Marjan Simčič is one of the best winemakers in Europe and was named ‘the best foreign winemaker of the year’ in 2021 by Italian newspaper Il Corriere della Sera.

The vineyards are situated in the Slovenian region of Brda and Italy’s Collio region, immediately to the west. The sites are farmed organically and many biodynamic practices are followed here and in the winery. Winemaking for Marjan’s wines typically involves skin contact and fermenting, often in concrete eggs. They’re then aged in large and small format oak barrels.

The Simčič winery produces wines using the following grapes:

  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Chardonnay
  • Ribolla Gialla
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir

It all starts at 7.30 pm on Thursday 27th April, when you’ll join us for a welcome glass of Champagne here at Brunswick. Our friend Neb (who represents Simčič) will then take you through a range of their wines, which are consistently rated 95+ by top wine critics and are the absolute best from this region. Italian wine critic Luca Gardini ranked Simčič’s Rebula Opoka, as his number-one wine in the entire world, beating all comers ahead of wines like his native Sassicaia, Grand Cru Burgundies, and Clos St Hune.

The wines typically range from £40-£60 per bottle (retail), but there’ll be a discount on any Simčič products purchased on the night.

Thursday 27th April 2023

19:30 to 21:30

Brunswick Fine Wines & Spirits, 15 New Road, Brighton BN1 1UF, UK ( Map)

Cost of a single ticket: £45 (inc. VAT)

Capacity: 16 people