Dragana Janjic: Wine embodies the essence of love and life

Meet Dragana Janjic, the next inspirational lady in our series featuring exceptional women in the wine industry! As Co-Owner and Director of Aleksic Vina, Dragana embodies the essence of passion and dedication in winemaking. Her journey into winemaking, driven by serendipity and a thirst for knowledge, showcases her deep connection to the art of wine.

Discover more about Dragana’s inspiring journey and her philosophy on wine below! Her story is a testament to the power of dedication and the joys of crafting timeless wines.


What is wine for you?

For me, wine embodies the essence of love and life. It’s not just a beverage; it’s a reflection of patience, as it matures under the watchful gaze of nature’s whims, be it rain or sun. Wine is a testament to the beauty of unpredictability and the joy of savoring the fruits of patience and dedication.


How did you enter the wine industry?

My journey into the wine industry was serendipitous, driven by fate rather than meticulous planning. It began with a humble vision, fueled by dedication, desire, and a thirst for knowledge. What started as happenstance blossomed into a fulfilling vocation, where every step forward was guided by passion and a deep connection to the art of winemaking.


What is your philosophy in making wine, and how is it reflected in your product?

Our philosophy is simple: craft timeless wines for everyday enjoyment. We strive for technological excellence to ensure high quality, but we also believe in the enduring appeal of classic styles. We want our wines to be approachable, to grace any occasion, and to leave a lasting impression – a testament to the love and care poured into every bottle.


How important do you consider education and training in the wine industry, and are there any special programs for women?

Education is key in the wine world. While there aren’t specific programs just for women, the industry is becoming more inclusive. Learning and mentorship empower everyone, leading to a stronger, more diverse wine community.


What advice would you give to young women who want to enter the wine business?

Don’t hesitate to dive in! The wine industry thrives on passion and persistence. Embrace the learning process, seek out mentors, and grow your network. Ignore any doubts – believe in your dreams and work towards them with purpose.