CEO & Head Enologist of Puklavec Family Wines Group
Mitja Herga is Chief winemaker at the largest Slovenian winery which is also the biggest exporter of Slovenian wines Puklavec Family Wines.Mitja and his team are creating high quality wines, best described as fresh, fruity and accessible to all. Their wines are internationally appreciated for many years, receiving the highest and most prestigious awards in all major wine competitions all around the world.
Mitja Herga has been involved in winemaking for sixteen years. He started working for Puklavec Family Wines Group in 2009. Mitja has gained experience at different Slovenian wine-growing regions, but he also traveled and worked at different wineries in South Africa and New Zealand.
Mitja grew up in a family that was involved in viticulture and later took over the family business. He started studying food technology in 2003 and majored in oenology. Mitja is also a certified wine judge, judging international and national competitions.