As Morski writes, two international awards – Luxury Awards in the category of Best Organic Wine Production Company 2022 and Prestige Awards in the category of Vineyard of the Year – have arrived at the doors of the Istrian Kabola winery. According to many people, this is by far the most beautiful Istrian estate of all.
Both awards come from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and are annual awards given by respected British publications. The best ones are decided by readers online, as well as by an expert jury.
Connoisseurs of the wine scene know that both of these awards have definitely ended up in the right hands, because the Istrian Kabola winery was the first of all on the Istrian peninsula to venture into organic production, which is why all its labels have had the BIO certificate since back in 2009, and it is also the first winery in all of the Republic of Croatia to have started with the production of wine aged in amphorae.
The awards given to the owners of the winery, the Markezic family, who are still very busy working in the vineyards because this year’s harvest is still in progress.
“We started harvesting around August the 25th this year, two or three weeks earlier than in previous years due to the extremely hot and sunny summer. Early Chardonnay and Pinot Gris varieties were harvested, and we’re using them to produce our RE Kabola sparkling wine. We’ve just finished harvesting the Malvasia, which accounts for 70 percent of the total production of our grapes and wine,” explained famous Istrian winemaker Marino Markezic, announcing yet another excellent wine year.
The vineyards on the estate of the Istrian Kabola winery withstood this year’s horrendous drought very well thanks to the soil in the microlocation of Momjanstina, which is rich in marl that retains moisture more easily.
It’s worth noting that wine and the production of it has been present within this family and has been a tradition for more than 130 years now, and the Markezic family live in harmony with nature. Their cellars have always been the Istrian avant-garde, their wines are widely appreciated, recommended by the most famous sommeliers and offered by prestigious restaurants in many locations. Their winery in Kanedol is a must-see destination for tourists from all over the world, and the film industry also loves it, given the fact that just a few years ago, scenes for a Hollywood blockbuster were filmed on the property.
“Awards always make us happy, but the best reward is the recommendation of our clients and guests who return to us year after year and truly enjoy our wines,” concluded Markezic.
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