Situated just a short walk from the center of the historic Istrian town of Rovinj, Natalina and Damir Dobravac have been making top-quality wine for over a decade. The wines (all, save one, with musical names—a nod to Natalina's background as a choral singer) have garnered acclaim throughout Croatia, and their orange wine, Simfonija, has become a cult hit amongst Croatian oenophiles. We carry:
Suita 2017 - white wine, 100% Istrian Malvasia, 12.5% alc.
Sonata 2016 - white wine, 100% Istrian Malvasia, 13.5% alc.
Toccata 2015 - red wine, 40% Merlot, 40% Cab Sauv, 10% Cab Franc, 10% Teran, 13% alc, 30% barrel-aged 4 mos. and blended
Simfonija 2011 - orange wine, 80% Istrian Malvasia, 20% Chardonnay, 14.9% alc., barrel-aged 3 years in used oak
In the tiny central Istrian town of Gračišće, Jacqueline Marovac and Olivier Ertzbischoff embarked on an ambitious journey to make Burgundy-style wines using high-quality Istrian grapes. In just a few short years their sparkling and still wines have taken the Croatian wine world by storm, winning numerous domestic and international awards including two Decanter bronze medals, two Decanter silver medals, and a gold medal at the 2018 Frankfurt International wine show. They work closely with local grape producers to source the best varietals they can find, and only use imported French barrique in their aging process. The results are wines that are as international as the couple themselves - French characteristics with Croatian soul. We carry:
Epicuria 2015 - white wine, 100% Chardonnay, 12.5% alc., 10 mos. in barrel
Santa Chiara 2013 - white wine, Malvazija, Chardonnay, 12% alc., 10 mos. in barrel
Luna, N.V. - sparkling white wine, 100% Chardonnay, extra-brut, 12 mos. in barrel
The Peršurić family has been in the wine-making business for over five centuries. Đordano Peršurić, returned to his hometown of Pršurići, in Istria, after finishing college and, alongside his father, started producing very successful still wines. In the late 1980s he started working on his first sparkling wine as part of a research project, which eventually lead to the first hundred bottles in the early 1990s and the creation of Misal Winery. Taking over their father’s legacy after his passing in 2015, sisters Ana and Katarina have helped Misal grow to be the largest single producer of sparkling wine in Croatia. We carry:
Misal Blanc de Noirs - sparkling white wine, 100% Pinot Noir, brut, 12% alc.
Misal Millenium - sparkling white wine, Malvasia, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay blend, brut, 12% alc.
Misal Royal - sparkling rose wine, 100% Pinot Noir, brut, 12% alc.