Slovenia - Gasper Carman

Bailliage of Slovenia
Ljubljana, February 15, 2024

Journey from sommelier to wine entrepreneur
" Gasper Carman's journey .. is a testament to his unwavering passion, entrepreneurial spirit, and commitment to excellence "

An esteemed figure in Slovenia's wine industry, Échanson Gašper Čarman embodies a fusion of passion, expertise, and entrepreneurial spirit. Born and raised in Slovenia, Gašper's journey into the world of wine began at an early age, nurtured by his family's legacy in the hospitality business. After completing his high school education in catering and tourism in Ljubljana, Gašper pursued further studies at VSŠGT (the Vocational College for Catering, Wellness and Tourism in Bled), where he honed his skills in hospitality management.

A career steeped in wine
Gašper’s career trajectory took shape as he delved into various facets of the wine and spirits industry. His tenure at the renowned restaurant “pri Danilu” saw him donning the roles of sommelier and manager for over seven years. Here he cultivated his expertise in wine service and management. In 2005, Gašper embarked on his entrepreneurial journey, establishing Evino d.o.o., a venture that would lay the foundation for his future endeavours in the wine business.

The evolution of Gašper Wines
In 2013, Gašper embarked on a new chapter by founding Gasper Wines, a testament to his unwavering commitment to quality and innovation. Collaborating with oenologist Darinko Ribolica from Goriška Brda, Gašper envisioned a wine brand that married modern style with the rich terroir of Goriška Brda. The result? A portfolio of wines that embody the essence of the region while resonating with contemporary wine drinkers.

A philosophy of friendship in wine
For Gašper, wine is more than just a beverage; it's a conduit for forging meaningful connections. With Gasper Wines, he aimed to create wines that leave a lasting impression from the very first sip, fostering a “long-term friendship” between the drinker and the wine. Emphasizing the importance of quality, affordability, and aesthetics, Gasper Wines has carved a niche in the market, captivating the palates of wine enthusiasts both locally and internationally.

Awards and accolades
Gašper's contributions to the wine industry have not gone unnoticed. Twice named Slovenia's Sommelier of the Year in 2013 and 2015, he has garnered recognition for his exceptional palate, expertise, and dedication to promoting wine culture. Additionally, his commitment to continuous learning is evidenced by his pursuit of the prestigious Master of Wine qualification, a testament to his belief in the limitless potential for growth and knowledge in the world of wine.

Gašper Čarman's journey from sommelier to wine entrepreneur is a testament to his unwavering passion, entrepreneurial spirit, and commitment to excellence. Through Gasper Wines, he continues to redefine the wine landscape, one bottle at a time, leaving an indelible mark on Slovenia's vibrant wine industry.

Gasper Wines
Šmartinska cesta 53
1000 Ljubljana

Tel: +386 1 401 8000

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