The story begins in the early 18th century when the family Jurkovic began to raise vineyards in FUSKULIN near Porec. Work, patience and persistence led them to a position of one of the leading wineries in the region.
30-years of the last century have brought them numerous awards at various international wine exhibitions, of which we today honor prominent EXPOSITION DU BIEN-être, PARIS 1928th where a red wine won Grand prix with a gold medal.
At that time, most of the produced wines were exported to Trieste and because of it quality was well received in the market. Until the end of the second World War, the family cultivated 30 hectares of agricultural land, of which 20 hectares were vineyards.
Postwar political currents in these areas did not tolerated entrepreneurial way of doing business, so the family harritage was decimated and destroyed, which stopped its centennial viticultural and winemaking tradition.
After 50 years of break, the beginning of the new millennium, the descendants, namely family Damjanić, begun with raising vineyards on the same fertile surfaces.After 10 years, the family Damjanić has 7 hectares of vineyards and a modern cellar.
Young enologist Ivan is applying his knowledge and love to the current range of wines : Malvasia Istria, Istrian Malvasia Acacia, Chardonnay, Yellow Muscat, Merlot, Gamay and Clemente.
Family plans are to raise more vineyards, with the accent on the Istrian Malvasia as the leading variety in this area, and burgundy, as well as a traditional Istrian variety which is in the last period pushed to the margins of cultivation.
Family Damjanić uses the latest technology in the production of wine and the results can be seen from the obtained medals on national and international competitions - wine exhibitions. Objective and strategy development is primarily based on the traditional approach to quality in the vineyard and in the cellar.