This year’s Wine & Walk by the sea will take place in Novigrad, on September 28th. You will have the opportunity to taste the best wines from the local wine cellars on a 10 km route, as well as enjoy delicious Istrian delicacies. Find out which winemakers from Novigrad you will hang out with at our points!
P&P / Pervino
The roots of Pervino go back to 1914, but their serious wine story began in 2002 when the Vino P&P business was founded. This winery nurtures a direct approach to selling wine, thus they do first and foremost in their own space, where every customer has the opportunity to hear interesting stories about all they offer firsthand. The Pervino wines feature three lines: a light, fresh basic line, a timely classic line and an exclusive line full of character. They also offer sparkling wines.
Moreno Ivančić Wines
Moreno Ivančić is a small family winery producing traditional Istrian varieties. Located one kilometer from the center of Novigrad, this boutique winery features a wine shop and a tasting room decorated in the traditional Istrian style that can accommodate up to 100 people. The uniqueness of their wines stems from the fact that they are produced on red soil (“terra rossa”), which gives them a characteristic, pronounced minerality.
Stancija Fava Wines
Stancija Fava owns about eight hectares of vineyards, half of which are used to grow Istrian Malvasia. They also grow Teran and Merlot, and the annual production of this winery is about 30 thousand liters. Within their wine cellar, they have a tasting room and a sales area. In addition to viticulture, they also produce olive oil.
Demar Winery was founded in 2006 and produces traditional wines and olive oils. In their vineyards, they grow local varieties of Malvasia, Merlot, Teran and Rose. In their offer, the Malvasia aged in acacia barrels and the Merlot and the Teran aged in oak barrels is unique.
Leonardo Palčić Wines
Leonardo Palčić is the producer of the only Croatian wine frizzante. He owns 14 hectares of plantations, and he offers premium quality and table wines, as well as special and dessert wines and sparkling wines. Palčić wines can be tasted in his cellar in the town of Dajla and in the Marina restaurant in Novigrad.
The winery owned by Damir Mihelić is best known for its Ghira wine, which was launched in 2011 after a renovation of an old wine cellar. Today, Ghira comes in three variants: black, white and nutmeg and the uniqueness of this wine lies in the fact that it abounds in antioxidants, which is achieved by early defoliation in the vineyard before flowering. This winery also receives groups and offers study and tourist tours.
The Novacco family has almost two centuries of wine tradition behind it. By 2009, they exported their bulk wines to Italy, but the winery was then taken over by Dario Novacco, a ninth-generation representative of the family, who launched the famous Novacco Malvasia. The family owns about 9 hectares of vineyards in which they grow varieties of Malvasia, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat, Cabernet Sauvignon and Borgonja. About 5% of their production is exported to Austria and Germany.