"In our cellar, all types of wines are nourished and matured - ranging from spätlese to trockenbeerenauslese." Because of preserved nature, a favourable climate and terroir, and above all high-quality soil where, apart from indigenous Welschriesling (Graševina), we grow grape varieties of world renown – 25 different wine labels are shipped by our cellar.
Magic of colours, taste and scent underpins our entire wine palette which includes spätlese and auslese wines as well. Experiments and our desire to return techniques used more than 100 years ago to the vineyards and the cellar are constant sources of pleasant surprises to us. They serve to validate our winegrowing practice following environmentally friendly principles, in harmony with nature’s feedback and spur us on. In keeping with that idea, we go about farming and winegrowing as it was once done – using horses.
Wine is a truly wondrous product. There is a multitude of details and nuances affecting the final result that is to be shaped by winegrowers and winemakers. The element that is beyond any influence of the winegrowers is nature. Course of a winegrowing season is hard to predict and in past few years we witnessed abrupt changes and extreme weather conditions as a single day was known to contain all four seasons of a year. Therefore the final result requires exceptional experience and knowledge. Often, recognizing what the nature tells us at the right time proves decisive in quest for the best wines.
The wines are regularly present at exhibitions and fairs in Croatia and elsewhere throughout the world. Their qualities are confirmed by medals and professional awards received at numerous wine competitions. Apart from awards achieved by Welschriesling (Graševina), we take pride in Chardonnay harvested in Mitrovac vineyard which was awarded golden medal at Chardonnay du Monde competition in 2002.
Golden medal awarded to Chardonnay Rosenberg 2004 and silver medals achieved by Sauvignon 2005 and Welschriesling 2006 at Chardonnay International du Vin 2007 are also especially noteworthy. Sauvignon 2005 was the only Croatian wine selected for serving in the Lufthansa’s first class. Svijet u čaši magazine selected Vlado Krauthaker as the best winemaker in Croatia twice – in 2002 and 2006. In 2009, Vlado Krauthaker has been declared Croatian wine knight.
We are confident that you shall enjoy our wines.
The Challenge International du Vin is one of the world's biggest competitions and events in the world of wine. This prestigious competition is held every year in France and access to qualitative organization proves ISO 9001 certification for this event. At the 36th consecutive contest held o…More