We grew up in Northern Estonia – Maris in Tallinn and Mati in Härma village, Raasiku municipality, Harju country. We moved to Võrumaa after graduating from the University of Tartu in 1992. Both of us studied biology. This neighbourhood fascinated us with its varied landscape and diverse nature. We are very fond of our home now.
We moved to Kõivsaare farm in 1993.
There is an old apple orchard in our farm, where “sügisjoonik”, an autumn apple variety, gives the best crops. In addition, there are several blackcurrant and redcurrant bushes in the garden. We first made wine in 2011 from seabuckthorn berries. Maris makes the wines. She experiments and tests in order to find just the right flavour, scent and colour for the wine, which is made from both garden berries and forest berries as well as apples.