The story begins in the early 18th century when the Jurković family began to plant vineyards in the Fuškulin area near Poreč
Through the years of hard work, they have become one of the leading wine houses in the region. In 1928 they won Grand Prix and were awarded with a gold medal for red wine at EXPOSITION DU BIEN-ETRE, PARIS.
In 1930s, the most of the produced wine was exported to Trieste. Due to its high quality, it was well accepted on the market. Until the end of World War II, the family cultivated 30 ha of agricultural land, 20 of which was for vineyard. The post-war political currents in these areas did not tolerate the entrepreneurial way of doing business, so the family was decimated and destroyed under the act of nationalization, thus ending its centuries-old vineyard and wine-making tradition.
After a 50-year break, at the beginning of the new millennium, the descendants, more specifically the Damjanić family, began re-planting vineyards on the same fertile land.
After 15 years of hard work, the Damjanić family has 10.5 ha of vineyards and a modernly equipped cellar, where the young enologist Ivan Damjanić applies the acquired knowledge and love of winemaking.
The current range of Damjanic family wines includes Istrian Malvasia, Istrian Malvasia ˝Akacija˝, Istrian Malvasia ˝Classic˝, Chardonnay, Rose ˝Penelope˝, Yellow Muscat, Istrian Malvasia ˝Sincerus˝, Borgonja, Duro Istriano, Clemente blanc and Clemente.
The family plans are to raise more vineyards with an emphasis on Istrian Malvasia as the leading variety in this area and Borgonja, as a traditional Istrian variety that has been pushed to the margins of cultivation due to the advent of new varieties during the recent period.
Highlighting the best quality, the Damjanić family uses the most modern technology in wine production and the results can be visible by the medals won at domestic and international competitions - wine exhibitions.
The goal and strategy of development is primarily based on the traditionally high quality approach both in the vineyard and in the cellar.
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