Picturesque landscape of northwestern Istria
Our olive groves and vineyards extend on 20 acres of land several locations near Oprtalj situated across old hilly terraces between 180 and 420 m above sea level.
Our vineyards are situated on three locations: Santa Elena, Ipši and Oprtalj. Santa Elena is one of the most attractive vineyards in the whole of Istria lying 420 m above sea level, which also makes it among the highest positioned grapevines of the region. The impact of the environment and high altitude, has a vital effect in wine production quality and so, our vineyards take in the best as they stretch high above the sea basking in the Sun and fresh air currents.
Since the first revitalisation and planting our olive estate has been stretching primarily around the hamlet of Ipši. We also have smaller groves in the vicinity of Santa Elena vineyard, in Vižintini Vrhi and Mazurija. Situated on hilly terraces 180 to 420 meters above the sea level, the trees are less likely to be exposed to bad weather conditions which significantely improves the quality of our olive oil. Our olive trees range between 20 and 200 years of age. The cultivars in Ipši are: Istarian Bjelica, Bugla, Črnica, Leccino and Frantoio.