Cattunar family has for generations been rooted in the terroirs of
western Istria with a long wine growing and wine making tradition.
Franco Cattunar and his wife Vesna have continued to invest in
expanding family business.
property of the Cattunar family has constantly been expanding and has
reached the present 56 hectares of vineyards. Autochthonous Istrian
varieties of grapes such as Malvasia, Terana, Muscat Momjanski and
Muscat rose, as well as other varieties such as Chardonnay, Cabernet
Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc have been planted on the
production of wine in western Istria and in the Brtonigla area is of
great importance for the history and the national spirit, to such
extent, that it has entered the local legends. The most famous of
these legends is that of the Three Queens (Tre Regine).
legend goes as following: on the hills above Novigrad there were
three castles, Saint Dionysios, Saint Juraj and Valaron. Three
queens, the queen of salt, the queen of oil and the queen of wine,
lived in these castles, and controled the production of the three
most important things in western Istria. The legend of the Three
queens may perhaps be the strongest witness to the deep,
long-standing tradition as well as the importance of production for
western Istria and Brtonigla.
are exceptionally proud of the fact that here, where the soil and its
fruits have always been celebrated, today we have our vineyards.
Wines Cattunar produce wines in different styles and value ranks.
is entirely a family business, in which the most important role
alongside Franco is played by his wife Vesna. Their daughter Nicol
and son Eddi are the next generation of this wine-growing family,
which sees its future in the constant improvement of grape and wine
Cattunar family from Brtonigla gives and will continue to give
everything it can to achieve the best version of Istrian Malvasia and
Teran to this noble and old Terroir.