˝As you enter our homestead, you will feel homeliness and love, coming deep from our hearts. As a large family, we divide our work on the homestead, so each member contributes to the final product. We conjure up an unforgettable experience with our wine, accompanied by homemade dried meat products and freshly baked bread. ˝
~The Širca-Kodrič family 

KARST

In order to better understand Karst wines, it is important to know the specific characteristics of the Karst influence on vine growing and wine production in the district. Karst is the smallest wine district within the Primorska wine region, with only 580 hectares of vineyards, which are positioned at an altitude of 200 to 400 meters. A special feature of the Karst is the reddish-brown soil of Terra Rossa (also known as Jerina), which is formed by long-term weathering of limestone. The bora wind also leaves its unique stamp, which affects the vineyards in all seasons. The majority of winemakers in the Karst are focused on Teran production, since 75% of all vineyards are planted with the Refosco vines.

VINEYARDS

Currently, we cultivate 6 ha of vineyards located between the villages of Dutovlje and Tomaj. The vineyard’s positions, plenty of sun, sufficient rainfall and Terra Rossa soil enable the vines to thrive very well in this area. As we want to maintain the quality of the grapes, all vineyards are harvested by hand.

The farmland inside Karst district is very rare and scattered. That is why our vineyards are spread over 18 smaller plots. The scattered land definitely makes our work more difficult, which is why Karst wines have a special value.

VINEYARDS POSITIONS

VINEYARDS POSITIONS
VELIKA NJIVA BNDELICA GODENŠČEK LEDINCA VRT BREG DOL OSREDEK ČUKOVEC AUBCA DOLNJA NJIVA SREDNJA NJIVA ZGORNJA NJIVA PRI PILU GOLOBNICE LESIČNA ZGORNJE BRCE BRCE

VELIKA NJIVA

Vineyard's area: 0,16 ha

Vine varieties: 100% Refosco

Planting year: 1998

Cultivation form: Karst trellis

BNDELICA

Vineyard's area: 0,38 ha

Vine varieties: 100% Refosco

Planting year: 2004

Cultivation form: Single guyot

GODENŠČEK

Vineyard's area: 0,18 ha

Vine varieties: 100% Refosco

Planting year: 1999

Cultivation form: Double guyot

LEDINCA

Vineyard's area: 0,29 ha

Vine varieties: 70% Refosco, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon

Planting years: 1997/1998

Cultivation form: Single guyot

VRT

Vineyard's area: 0,05 ha

Vine varieties: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot

Planting year: 1999

Cultivation form: Single guyot

BREG

Vineyard's area: 0,35 ha

Vine varieties: 88% Refosco, 6% Merlot, 6% Malvasia

Planting year: 1989

Cultivation form: Karst trellis

DOL

Vineyard's area: 0,12 ha

Vine varieties: 72% Refosco, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon

Planting year: 1999

Cultivation form: Single guyot

OSREDEK

Vineyard's area: 0,05 ha

Vine varieties: 100% Refosco

Planting year: 1955

Cultivation form: Karst trellis

ČUKOVEC

Vineyard's area: 0,17 ha

Vine varieties: 52% Refosco, 48% Merlot

Planting year: 2009

Cultivation form: Single guyot

AUBCA

Vineyard's area: 0,20 ha

Vine varieties: 100% Refosco

Planting year: 1977

Cultivation form: Karst trellis

DOLNJA NJIVA

Vineyard's area: 0,05 ha

Vine varieties: 70% Refosco, 30% Merlot

Planting year: 1967

Cultivation form: Karst trellis

SREDNJA NJIVA

Vineyard's area: 0,20 ha

Vine varieties: 65% Refosco, 35% Malvasia

Planting year: 1980

Cultivation form: Karst trellis

ZGORNJA NJIVA

Vineyard's area: 0,10 ha

Vine varieties: 100% Refosco

Planting year: 2014

Cultivation form: Single guyot

PRI PILU

Vineyard's area: 0,14 ha

Vine varieties: 100% Refosco

Planting year: 2001

Cultivation form: Double guyot

GOLOBNICE

Vineyard's area: 0,86 ha

Vine varieties: 100% Refosco

Planting years: 2003/2009

Cultivation form: Single guyot

LESIČNA

Vineyard's area: 0,32 ha

Vine varieties: 100% Vitovska grganja

Planting years: 2010/2014

Cultivation form: Single guyot

ZGORNJE BRCE

Vineyard's area: 0,38 ha

Vine varieties: 100% Refosco

Planting year: 2018

Cultivation form: Trellis

BRCE

Vineyard's area: 0,28 ha

Vine varieties: 42% Sauvignon, 42% Malvasia, 16% Welschriesling

Planting years: 1979/1982

Cultivation form: Karst trellis

WINE CELLAR

In 1992, we built a new cellar with a capacity of 40.000 liters, which is divided into two major parts. In the first part, there are large wooden oak barrels in which Teran matures, and barrique barrels in which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are aged. The second part of the cellar is intended for maturing young white wines in stainless steel vessels.

We also have a tasting room, which can accommodate up to 45 people. In addition to tasting first-class wines, you will also have the opportunity to enjoy Karst dried meat products and freshly baked homemade bread. If you want to arrange the tasting, you can always contact us on sirca.kodric@gmail.com or call +386 31 372 047.

OUR WINES

We are largely focused on the production of red wines, which represent 80% of all produced wine. Most of the produced wine is Teran, some Cabernet Sauvignon and varietal wine Jerina. The other 20% are white wines – Malvasia, Vitovska Grganja and Sauvignon. We also offer aromatized wine – Teran liqueur, which goes well with desserts.

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