At La Subida, the influence of two cultures is clearly felt, and as if they were one.
The Paraschos winery was founded in 1998 by a family of Greek origin. This wine was aged for 6 months in beeswax lined clay amphora from Greece and Crete. It was a blend of mostly Ribolla Gialla and then Chardonnay, partly sourced from the same Slatnik vineyard that Radikon also works. For me the wine showed that simplicity that Chardonnay can lend when macerated with its skins, and also less clay influence than you might think given the amount of time it was aged inside amphora. Clearly the wax lining is not terribly thin. But the wine was entirely pleasant, very drinkable, and went wonderfully with our first bite of food.
But really it is the whole atmosphere of the place, how it is run in all its aspects, that is so wonderful. Details have been seen and attended to, but fussiness has never crept in. The sense of concern is tangible, but it manifests itself in your well being, not in their showiness. You might never wish to leave.
And again enjoying something delicious from the Sirk family.