1860, the great-grandfather Francesco, a shoemaker by profession, bought some
parcels of land in Valerisce giving rise to Azienda Agricola Simon Komjanc.
The father’s work continued with his son Giuseppe, supported by the wife Anna
Kodermac and their eight children. The second born, also named Giuseppe, chose
to be a farmer and stayed at the family farm while the other children went on
to study for different professions: a qualified nurse, a professor of
literature, a priest, a pilot and Lieutenant, a pharmacist, and a medical
In 1970s, fruit growing and livestock farming were abandoned for lack of
profitability and the farm was dedicated entirely to wine growing.
The farm is now run by Evgen Komjanc who can rely on the help of his father
Simon, both passionately committed to farm work and determined to continue the
hundred-year old tradition of the winery.
The tradition of the family is connected not only to farming but also to
upholding the community by promoting cultural activity. Our ancestors knew how
to make good wine but they were also aware of the importance of building associations,
which is why the Komjanc family always readily takes part in the numerous local
events (Likof, Festival of San Floriano, theatre, art exhibitions, sporting
events, and others).
The farm currently stretches on an area of 22 hectares with vineyards covering
11 hectares of this area and producing on average 600 hectolitres of wine a
year. The varieties we produce are Pinot Grigio, Pinot Bianco, Sauvignon,
Friulano, Ribolla Gialla, Traminer among white wines and Cabernet-Sauvignon,
Merlot, Cabernet-Franc of the red wines.
The cultivation of grapes and all other tasks up to wine bottling are carried
out in a very traditional way to make sure that the final product is excellent.
The farm has its own point of sale in the town of Gorizia, in Via Duca D’Aosta where
for the last 35 years buyers can find all of our wines to meet even the most
demanding requests. You can visit the farm and the winery at any time by making
appointment on the phone beforehand.
Azienda Simon Komjanc feels greatly rewarded by the satisfaction of its clients
and cherishes the numerous partners and friends all over Europe and the rest of