"We don’t just grow grapevines, we grow together with them. We don’t simply make wine, we LIVE it. As far as we are concerned, winemaking is the most beautiful art in the world."
We owe our love for winemaking to Marijan’s great-grandfather Ivan Arman, who planted the first vineyard way back in the 1880s. Passed from generation to generation (from father to son, from grandfather to grandson), passion for the Istrian land and the knowledge about viticulture and wine has gradually become our raison d’être. Marijan eagerly worked on introducing new technologies and skill sets, and in the mid-1990s managed to transform the traditional winemaking process. During this period, the so-called ‘New Wine Era’, the winery achieved its first notable success in the market and emerged as one of the mavericks of modern, top-quality winemaking. Today, Marijan keeps the tradition alive with the help of his daughters Ines and Nina, with an accent on the native Istrian varieties of Malvasia and Teran.
The vineyards of the Marijan Arman’s family are located on the gentle slopes by the river Mirna valley in western Istria.
The proximity of the tourist town of Poreč makes them an attractive destination for wine lovers.
The vineyards are facing south-west and enjoy maximum sunshine. Compared to some other Istrian vineyards, the microclimate and a combination of white and grey soil, i.e. flysch, add to the uniqueness of Marijan Arman’s wines. They cover an area of 13 ha planted mainly with native varieties of Istrian Malvasia and Teran, but also international varieties (Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Merlot), to which the local terroir lends a new dimension.