In the realm of Momjan Moscato there is a perfect hiding spot for gastronomy connoisseurs within the labyrinth of small alleys in Momjan. It is the tavern – konoba – Rino, proud ownership of Prelac family, which is known for its spectacular Momjan Moscato and other wines. We went to this konoba after wine tasting in the Prelac wine cellar and we were accompanied by Mr Ibrahim Espinosa, a jolly Mexican chap who is now working as a chef in Montreal, the gastronomy capital of No
It was quite busy in Prelac courtyard. The boxes of wine are rushing in and out of the family winery, ready to be delivered in several restaurants and shops in Istria. People greet us warmly and soon we were tasting great local wines, typical for Momjan. Somehow, the taste is not all new, since we get some deliveries through our friends from Prelac winery. But, this is quite a different story. The Prelac Family owns some of the oldest vineyards in Momjan, situated near the Ar
Among the small places in the Istrian peninsula, Momjan is especially famous for its wine production. In our mind, it is not a place where you can get drunk and sleep in a nearby ditch. This Croatian tradition resembles some folktales of evil fairies throwing mostly men in ditches and trenches, obviously as a good explanation to their wives. No, Momjan is much more sophisticated and posh place, the Tuscany-like area of North-Western Istria where wine and food blend in a magni
For the second year in a row, Istrian winemaker Franković was awarded the gold and silver medal at the world's prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards in London. The gold Decanter medal award went for this year's excellent matured Malvasia Franković Korona Sur Lie 2016, and the silver medal was awarded to Franković Teran 2017. Franković Korona Sur Lie 2016 is a wine that gives with its creamy texture full taste and long-lasting aftertaste that remains indelible in its memory.