Our Story

Our winery is based in the medieval coastal town of Vrbnik, with half of our vineyards in the valley just to the west and the other half in hillside sites, where the Bura, the brisk north wind that scours the island, keeps fungus off the grapes.

In these rocky hillside vineyards, grapes ripen well, for full bodied wines with higher alcohol. In the valley, iron oxide tints the soil red, and wines are generally fresh and light, with less alcohol, body, and acidity.

In our family the tradition of viticulture goes back several generations. Commercializing winemaking and transplanting, the production of vine grafts, are of a newer date. Transplanting is oriented on white cultivars native to the Croatian coastal region, such as Žlahtina, Jarbola, Belina and red cultivars focus on Sansigot, Kamenina and Debejan.

The wines produced by us are quality wines and our selection currently encompasses five wines. The white wine Žlahtina, the red Sansigot and the rosé Trojišćina are offered under the brand name “Šipun”, while we also produce the red wine Kapitul and sparkling white Maličić.

For now, only our winery offers few from this original Croatian variety.


Ivica Dobrinčić

The Winemaker

After graduating from the Faculty of Agriculture in Zagreb, Croatia, Ivica restructured the family wine production. Described by the media as the doctor for long lost wines, he uses the latest technologies and innovation to find new possibilities. He revived the indigenous vines of the Krk island and continues to bring forgotten local grapes back to life.

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