Producer Profile

Josipa Marinov

Josipa and Neno's vineyards are perched just a few meters above sea level on a combination of karst and crvenica soil. Crvenica, also known as terra rossa, is typical of the subtropical and Mediterranean karst regions, characterized by hard ground with little humus. Despite its challenging nature, crvenica soil is adept at retaining water, crucial for grape survival during the dry Mediterranean summers. This type of soil forms from the dissolution of limestone and dolomite, leaving behind clayey and mildly structured residue.

Babić, an indigenous Croatian varietal, thrives only in North Dalmatia, particularly around the town of Primosten. It is traditionally planted in dry stone pools with only 3-4 plants, making it difficult to farm and inaccessible to machines.

Where The Wines Come From


Dalmatia, located along the Adriatic coast of Croatia, is renowned for its stunning landscapes, ancient cities, and rich winemaking tradition. In recent years, the region has also become a focal point for natural winemaking. With its diverse terroir, including limestone soils, coastal breezes, and ample sunshine, Dalmatia offers an ideal environment for sustainable viticulture. Natural winemakers here prioritize organic and biodynamic farming methods, cultivating indigenous grape varieties such as Plavac Mali, Posip, and Malvasia Istriana with minimal intervention. By eschewing chemical additives and focusing on natural fermentation, they produce wines that capture the essence of the land. Dalmatia's natural wines are known for their freshness, purity, and vibrant fruit flavors, with reds offering rich, spicy notes and whites showcasing crisp acidity and minerality. As the demand for authentic and terroir-driven wines continues to grow, Dalmatia remains a leader in the natural wine movement, offering a taste of Croatia's rich cultural heritage and Mediterranean charm with each bottle.