Kozlović, renowned for its unconventional cellars and conventionally fantastic wines, is located in Momjan. Regardless of the great range of choices they offer, to traditionalists like myself their malvasia will always be their finest product. Located on a hill with a wonderful view of Momjanština, Kolzović Winery should be on every wine connoisseur’s list of places to visit.
Cattunar Winery is located in Brtonigla. Anton Cattunar was the co-owner of the local village winery, and his son Franco entered the family business back in 1985, becoming one of the first private wine producers in Croatia. Today he boasts the largest private vineyard in Istria, with the surface of 56 hectares.
Driving to Momjan, you will find it impossible not to pull over and wonder about the fairy-tale-like compound on your right: it’s the Kabola Winery. A classic Istrian house is located at an altitude of 275 meters, with a view of the Alps and the Dolomites. They set the foundation for the winery all the way back in 1891 with the famous Momjan muscat.
Few guides to Northwest Istria will fail to mention Degrassi Winery, founded in 1996. And it is not only famous for its excellent wines – about a hundred meters from the cellar you will find the oldest Croatian lighthouse on the Adriatic, the famous lighthouse of love in Savudrija! In the cellar itself, on the other hand, besides the wine you will also find a museum! There you can also find original wine amphoras that date back to Antiquity.
The wine cellar and mill Cuj was named after the grandfather of the Kraljević family, who would often exclaim “čuj” (listen!) and was promptly nicknamed after his favorite expression. In 2006 a new wine cellar and oil manufacturing company was built in Fažana, meaning you can here enjoy both excellent wines and great olive oil.