Great wines come from great vineyards…
The Benvenuti winery is situated in the quiet Istrian village of Kaldir, overlooking nearby Motovun. Three grape varieties are grown there - Malvasia Istriana, Teran and Muscat. Throughout history, these varieties have been giving the best results in Istria. Benvenuti is committed to using this unique territory sustainably, with gratitude for being a small part of it.
Family values and tradition are the key "condiments" of Benvenuti wines. They are the foundation upon which their wines are produced. Their grape variety reflect the abundance of their vineyards, located on several specific micro-locations. The terraced configuration and the white soil, along with the micro-climate, give the grapes character which translates to very mineral, fresh wines, fully expressive of the characteristics of the varieties. These characteristics are expressed in all their wines, from basic to aged Malvasias, fresh and harmonious Terans, through to intensive and pleasantly acidic sweet wines.
Benvenuti wines are recognized by consumers, critics and peers alike.
In the Summer of 2016, one of the world’s most prestigious wine competitions, IWC from London, awarded the gold medal and a national trophy to the Benvenuti winery for its Muškat momjanski San Salvatore 2011. Learn more here.
Malvazija istarska - Malvasia Istriana is now recognized as the leading Istrian grape variety and one of the most important indigenous Croatian varieties. This Malvazija is harmonious and full-bodied. It is exceptionally fresh and mineral, fruity and very drinkable. The terraced vineyards on white soil where the grapes are grown are planted on several positions, all between 250 and 400 meters high. The current vintage is 2016.