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G&J: Uncover The Ultimate Wine Love Story

The story behind G&J wines is the oldest in the world – the story of love, wine, and love for wine.

G&J stands for Gino and Jadranka, two passionate wine lovers and collectors who overcame all obstacles to become winemakers and saw their vision of wine become a reality in their wine trademark.

G&J winery
Credits: G&J winery

Gino and Jadranka fell in love with wine while living in France, where their unique idea of making wine by connecting French winemaking tradition and Croatian grapes was born.

The very often reproduced quote by Robert Louis Stevenson, “Wine is bottled poetry,” is actually pretty true for G&J’s Your blood and mine wine.

Poetry, a verse by W.B. Yeats, inspired Gino and Jadranka to start turning that crazy idea into reality.

Their idea was crazy because although they were both wine connoisseurs with respectable wine knowledge and collection, Gino and Jadranka had no experience whatsoever in wine production.

To make things even more difficult, they did not have their own vineyard or wine cellar. All of the winemakers, enologists, or sommeliers they knew discouraged them from producing their wine, but their vision and willpower were too strong.

Everything is possible if you love what you do and believe you can. In the end, that is the only reason we’ve managed to produce our wine – says Jadranka.

G&J Tvoja krv i moja krv (Your blood and mine in translation) is a Bordeaux Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blend. The wine is designed to reflect the harmony of two components: Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, man and woman, Gino and Jadranka, his blood and hers – they have always been together, and they will stay together forever in perfect harmony.

Gino and Jadranka see Cabernet Sauvignon as male and Merlot as female, and their tastes and aromas blend perfectly to make a new and perfect creation. As man and woman have the ability to create new life, Gino and Jadranka created new wine.

G&J winery
Credits: G&J winery

Your Blood and Mine by G&J is made from top-quality grapes organically grown in the Benkovac-Stankovac vineyards of Northern Dalmatia and is aged in new barrique barrels.

The wine has already won several wine quality awards, and Gino and Jadranka have established G&J as one of the best Croatian wineries, proving that love and wine know no obstacles.

They knew their story and wine’s name would appear pretentious or even extreme, but that wasn’t their intention. The only message Gino and Jadranka want to share with their wine is that of love and how wine is similar to love – one can never have enough of either, and both will be sought when one’s life is deprived of them. As the label says:

Wine is conceived in the Sky
Born from the Earth
Grows on the Love
We give it

G&J winery
G&J winery

And as every love story is based on honesty, Gino and Jadranka are ready to share what Your Blood and Mine production looks like. Enjoy it, and make sure to taste this unique and special wine!

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