The Kabola winery, our first stop, is an authentic Istrian estate with a farm house, endless vineyards and over a 100 years long tradition of winemaking. Founded upon the mastery of Momjan Muskat, sweet white wine made from an indigenous grape variety of the area, Kabola is today best known as the pioneer of Malvazija macerated in amphoras (clay vessels) for 7 months, discovering a whole new personality to this traditional sort.
Following a scenic drive, and possibly a tour of the artistic town of Grožnjan or a light lunch in the countryside, we arrive to the Kozlović winery. Repeatedly awarded for both its wines and the impressive modern design of the winery, the winery sits atop the hidden valley of Vale near historic Momjan. The estate fits perfectly with surrounding landscapes, just like their wines do with almost everyone. Despite top class takes on local Malvazija, like the fresh and fruity Valle or the rewardingly complex St. Lucia, and Teran red, awarded Decanter 2014 Bronze for the 2012 vintage, Kozlović is still endearingly known as the King of Muskat, as his playful wines made of this grape truly honor the peninsula’s authenticity.
The program is offered from all of Istria and it is possible to combine it with another wine cellar or a tasting of Cuj olive oils