Benvenuti Wine Estate
The story of the Benvenuti winery is a story of family, tradition and terroir. They are situated in the quiet Istrian village of Kaldir, overlooking nearby Motovun, where they grow three grape varieties - Malvasia Istriana, Teran and Muscat. Throughout history, these varieties have been giving the best results in Istria and it is therefore their intention to use the advantages of this unique territory sustainably, with gratitude for being a small part of it.
Family values and tradition are the key "condiments" of Benvenuti wines. They are the foundation upon which family produce their wines which in their grape variety reflect the abundance of family vineyards, located on several specific micro-locations. One of these, San Salvatore, is the heart of our varieties. The terraced configuration and the white soil, along with the micro-climate, give the grapes character which translates to very mineral, fresh wines, fully expressive of the characteristics of the varieties. These characteristics are expressed in all of their wines, from basic to aged Malvasias, fresh and harmonious Terans, through to intensive and pleasantly acidic sweet wines.
The results of our focus on micro-locations and indigenous varieties - along with honest, hard work - are wines that are recognized by consumers, critics and peers alike. Droplets of their story are enclosed in every Benvenuti bottle, in lieu of their philosophy: like wine, like the winemaker. In this way, they would like to convey to you, the wine lover, the terroir on which and by which this family live. Ideally, we will do this amongst the ripe grapes of our vineyards, in their cellar, the tasting area or rooms for those guests who wish to savor Benvenuti wines and the whole experience for more than just a day.
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