The Markežić family hails from the village of Oskoruš near Momjan, and they have carried the family nickname Kabola for generations. The tradition of winemaking and grape growing with the Kabola family dates back to the late 19th century, with a more recent history beginning in 1981 when Mario Markežić started producing wine for a small family restaurant in Kremenje.
In 1997, Mario's son, Marino Markežić, took over the restaurant, transforming it into a wine and gastronomy oasis specializing in truffle dishes. They continued with wine production, partly for their own needs and partly for the market. The Kabola family has always primarily cultivated Muscat Momjanski and Istrian Malvasia, gradually introducing other grape varieties such as Teran, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. A turning point in the winery's operation occurred in 2004 when Marino opened the first modern winery in the Croatian part of Istria, reminiscent of Tuscan estates.
Besides attracting numerous wine enthusiasts, the Kabola winery is regularly visited by film crews and has served as a backdrop for the shooting of numerous films. They cultivate 20 hectares of vineyards, and since 2009, they have transitioned to organic grape production. Presenting 15 wine labels on the market, they were among the first to use Georgian Amphora buried in the ground for aging their wines.
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