Regional Leaders of Istrian Malvasia
The tradition of winemaking and viticulture in the Kozlović family began in the distant 1904 when Antonio Kozlović purchased a small house and a hectare of vineyards in the Vale Valley below Momjan. This beautiful micro-location, right on the border between Croatia and Slovenia, has always been suitable for growing grapevines, with Istrian Malvasia and Muscat Momjanski dominating.
In the post-World War II era, the household was successfully managed by Armando Kozlović, gradually introducing his son Gianfranco into the business. Gianfranco is indeed one of the pioneers and symbols of the new Istrian wine scene that began in the early 1990s. Their Istrian Malvasia and Muscat Momjanski quickly became recognizable Istrian wine brands. They soon expanded their vineyards to one of the best Istrian Grand Crus, the legendary "Santa Lucia," from where they source grapes for fantastic single-vineyard wines.
In 2012, Gianfranco and his wife Antonella completed the story with the opening of one of the most modern wine cellars in the entire region, combining the old and the new cellars. Today, they cultivate 30 hectares of vineyards and are present in the market with 15 various labels, with Gianna joining the business as the fourth generation in the Kozlović family.
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