Istrian Teran is a very old variety in this region of Croatia, and can be found in a small part of Slovenia and across the border into Italy too. At the end of the 19th century, Teran was the most planted grape in Istria, and it was drunk widely throughout the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In 1880 nearly a third of all agricultural land in Istria was covered with vineyards, and during that time 90% of it was red and mostly Teran.

Teran ripens later than most grapes and in achieves the highest quality results when grown in southern Istria where we are situated, with the warmer climate, with a low yield on the vine.  Thanks to its distinct native characteristics, it has been widely cultivated in recent years and has started to achieve significant recognition within the gamut of Istrian winemaking.