The Ravalico family originates from Piran where they were engaged in fishing. In the mid 19th century, one member of the family moved to Nova Vas on the river Mirna and built a house, starting virtually from scratch. He became a farmer. Those were difficult years, times of many sacrifices, people worked "from dark to dark". However, step-by-step, the income grew.
In 1903, with the grand grandfather Giovanni, the wine production began. The hours, days, years and summers passed by quickly around the tower bell. The patriarchal family, which cultivated the surrounding fields with its sagacity, became a very united and dynamic community. The enterprise of the grandfathers turned into hard work and self-sacrifice of fathers while the sons have gathered this heritage, got modernized and became the largest and most influential private producers on the peninsula.
In addition, the application of innovation and modernization in the field of wine making, contributed to obtaining the most genuine taste and aroma from the precious grapes. Wine and grappa Ravalico have crossed the national borders, winning numerous gold medals and awards at major enological fairs. With renewed symbol on its sign, the Ravalico family remains recognizable by the authenticity and specific characteristics of production - a precious gift of the family Ravalico from the fertile Istrian soil.
Types of wine
Pinot Gris of the grandfather Ruggero
This wine is known for its fruity aroma, which is obtained through the traditional way of production. It is a wine for connoisseurs because it stands out with its authenticity.
Chardonnay of grandfather Francesco
Following the experience of past times, great results are being achieved that give more striking flavors: this way, the chardonnay becomes a high-class wine, rich, fresh and with a durable taste.
Malvazija of grandfather Roman
By producing wine through the best family tradition, ancient fruit aromas and flavors from our country are retrieved from clusters. The Istrian Malvasia was nominated as the best autochthonous variety in Croatia.
The queen of Istrian varieties of grape, the Malvasia creates a wine that can be defined as fabulous. With its beautiful yellow color, golden reflections, rounded and pleasant taste with slightly bitter fruit base, at a temperature of 12°C, it is the ideal wine to pair with white meat, vegetable soups, mussels, fish.
Pinot Gris is a sort of white wine of a brilliant straw-like yellow color with an outstanding bouquet as well as clear and soft taste. Served at 10-12°C, it is excellent with white meat, lean pork, vegetables, cheeses.
Chardonnay is of a beautiful golden color, light, rich and shiny. It has a distinguishing subtle and fruity bouquet, tart and fresh flavor. An exceptional wine for the lean starters, selected fish and desserts. Meant to be served at 13°C.
Of a beautiful yellow color with golden reflections, it is represented by its characteristic aroma; it is pleasant on the palate, rich and harmonious. This is wine of meditation. Served at 12°C, it follows gourmet pastries and desserts, but it can also be served as an aperitif.
This wine is of a very nice ruby red color. It has a winy smell and harsh, open and clean bouquet. Excellent wine for roasted red meats, poultry and game. Meant to be served at 18-20°C.
Merlot is of a ruby red color with purple shades. It has a pleasant bouquet of pungent taste, balanced with a pleasant bitter background. Great wine for roasts, poultry, noble savages. Meant to be served at 18°C.
Rose is pink, clear and playable. Of a delicate fragrance, it has a light and caressing fruity taste. Appreciated wine designed for light starters, refined white meat, young cheeses. Meant to be served at 14-16°C.
The Ravalico grappa has always been appreciated and requested for its potableness and originality. They differ in flavor and taste, which is released little by little, allowing discovering the essence hidden in vine shoots. Lately, the most appreciated varieties include honey grappa (medenica), olive grappa and small grappa for coffee, all of which, with their special gift packaging in precious refined wood, are an attractive novelty on the market.