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Croatian winery wins UK awards for organic wines

Croatian winery wins UK awards for organic wines

(Photo: Kabola)

The famous Istrian winery was declared the best company for the production of organic wine. The most beautiful Istrian estate is also home to the vineyard of the year

MOMJAN, 28 September 2022 – Kabola winery in Kanedol near Momjan in Istria has won two international awards in the UK. 

Kabola won Best Organic Wine Production Company in 2022 at the Luxury Awards and and also Vineyard of the Year at the Prestige Awards. Both awards were annual recognitions from respected British publications, with the best decided by readers online, as well as by an expert jury.

Croatian winery wins UK awards for organic wines

(Photo: Kabola)

Kabola winery is the first in Istria to venture into organic production, with all its labels having the BIO certificate since 2009. It is also the first winery in Croatia that started with the production of wine aged in amphorae.

Croatian winery wins UK awards for organic wines

(Photo: Kabola)

In the cellar of the unique estate located between Buj and Momjan, Kabola produces Malvazija Amfora, Malvazija Istria, Malvazija Unica, Muscat Amfora, Muscat Momjanski, Secco, Dolce, RE sparkling wine, Teran, Teran Amfora, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cuvee Supremo and Rose Rosa, and extra virgin olive oil is also produced organically.

Croatian winery wins UK awards for organic wines

(Photo: Kabola)

Croatian winery wins UK awards for organic wines

(Photo: Kabola)

“We started harvesting around August 25, two or three weeks earlier than in previous years due to the extremely sunny summer. Early Chardonnay and Pinot Gris varieties were harvested, and we use them to produce our RE Kabola sparkling wine. We have just finished the Malvasia harvest, which accounts for 70 percent of the total production of grapes and wine”, says the famous Istrian winemaker Marino Markežić, adding that it has been another excellent wine year. 

Croatian winery wins UK awards for organic wines

Marino Markežić (Photo: Kabola)

The vineyards on the estate of the Kabola winery withstood this year’s drought well thanks to the soil in the microlocation of Momjan, which is rich in marl that retains moisture.

Wine has been present in the family tradition for more than 130 years, The Markežićs live in harmony with nature, and in the cellar they have always been the Istrian avant-garde, their wines are appreciated, recommended by the most famous sommeliers and offered by prestigious restaurants. 

Croatian winery wins UK awards for organic wines

(Photo: Kabola)

The winery in Kanedol is a must-see destination for tourists, and the film industry also loves it, so a few years ago, shots for the Hollywood blockbuster Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard were filmed on the property.

Croatian winery wins UK awards for organic wines

(Photo: Kabola)

“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,” says Marino.

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