Istra Gourmet

Category: Excellent

IQ - Istrian Quality

Ivica Matošević, currently one of the most appreciated winemakers of Croatia, began to engage in winemaking in the middle nineties as a hobby and inspired by great enthusiasm; although lacking family background, within short he was able to achieve great results by opening an attractive wine tasting room over his cellar in the village of Krunčići. Even though his Chardonnay "Millenium Anima" won a silver medal at the competition "Chardonnay du Monde" held in France in 2002, his greatest desire was to produce the "best Malvasia" of his native village. At any rate, his malvasia was once proclaimed the best white wine of Croatia, more precisely, in 1999, only two years after he produced his first wine!


  • Alba/malvazija istarska, 0,75 l
  • Alba Barrique/malvazija istarska, 0,75 l
  • Alba Robinia barrique/malvazija istarska, 0,75 l
  • Alba Antiqua/malvazija istarska, 0,75 l/1,5 l
  • Aura/chardonnay, 0,75 l
  • Anima Barrique/chardonnay, 0,75 l
  • Mora/merlot, 0,75 l
  • Ombra/teran, 0,75 l
  • Grimalda white/cuvee: chardonnay, malvazija istarska, sauvignon blanc, 0,75 l
  • Grimalda red/cuvee: merlot, teran, 0,75 l
  • IQ Teran
  • IQ Istarska malvazija

  • White vs. Red wine: 80% : 20%
  • Vineyard area: 10 ha
  • Vineyard location: Valley of the river Mirna, Grimalda hill
  • Tasting room with sitting capacity: Yes, two: for 20 and for 40 persons
  • Mini boutique: Yes
  • Accommodation: No
  • Restaurant/Tavern: In the immediate vicinity

Praises from abroad to Istria

  • Best Olive Oil Region in the world 2016, 2017 and 2018

  • Istria 52 Places To Go In 2017

  • 10 Best European
    Wine Destinations 2016

  • 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2015

  • World's 2nd Best Olive Oil Region 2010 - 2015

  • Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats 2014

Already receiving significant earned media in outlets such as National Geographic Traveler Huffington Post and mention in notable guidebooks like Lonely Planet, international journalists and tour operators alike continue the praise heaped upon the Istrian peninsula and all it has to offer making it one of the world's top destinations.