THE CARSO


"The Carso is stone shaped by time
From the eroded limestone rock
comes the small amount of read soil
The seeds of the plants that migrate
from East to West, carried by the wind,
have left their mark
in this narrow strip of land
nestled between the sea and the hills
Here man used what he was given
able to cultivate the stone
His animals grazed in every corner
After living on barren and inhospitable land
the green returned
protected, loved, enjoyed

 

THE WINEMAKER

The Carso is my land. It represents who I am, what I do and how I think.

The Carso is life and work.

I believe in tradition and the calling of the earth. I produce wines naturally, according the concept of "vini veri" or real wines.


Benjamin Zidarich

THE CELLAR

The new wine cellar was officially inaugurated on March 7, 2009. Dug deep into the rock underneath our vineyards and built using local resources, the cellar is 20 meters (65 feet) deep with a total of five floors.
The entire wine production process takes place inside different areas the cellar, from vinification to aging to tasting: the aging room was built with stone ceilings, while the tasting room and terrace on the ground floor boast incredible views of the nearby vineyards, as well as the distant sea.
The cellar, designed by architect Paolo Meng, took almost eight years to build, most which is underground, and covers atotal of 1,200 square meters (13,000 square feet).

 

THE WINES

VITOVSKA

Classical line

A local white wine that we believe in quite a bit. The varietal is proving to be increasingly interesting with the quality improving form year to year. Vitovska has always been produced in the Carso, the vines hiding in the folds of the land over centuries of farming culture.

MALVASIA

Classical line

An ancient Greek varietal that was imported to nearby Istria and later brought to the Carso and surrounding areas. It is now considered a local variety and its quality continues to improve with each vintage.

PRULKE

Classical line

A blend of vitovska, malvasia e sauvignon blanc, this wine mirrors the land. Its name comes from where the grapes grown, an area located directly below Prepotto, the small hamlet where the winery is located.

TERAN-TERRANO

Classical line

A red grape varietal native to the Carso that traditionally was cultivated only in a small area. Thanks to the soil in which it is grown (terrano means read earth), the microclimate and the altitude, the wine is quite unique. Our terrano is released two years after harvest.

RUJE

Zidarich collection

A blend of merlot and terrano from the Carso, this wine is one of Benjamin's passion projects. Its name comes from historical area in which the grapes are grown.

VITOVSKA COLLECTION

Zidarich collection

Produced only in exceptional vintages. In June 2011, after five years from the harvest, Zidarich V was released.
Vitovska collection 2006 is the best possible expression of vitovska. 1,300 bottles aged in a single 10 hectoliter barrel for four years.

Martina

Zidarich collection

Martina, passed wine - bottles from 0.375 - sweet wine

379 – Terrano reserve

Zidarich collection

379 bottles of this limited edition red wine were produced for the inauguration of the new wine cellar on 3.7.2009. The wine has both a deep color and texture. Made from the terrano grape, an indigenous grape varietal in the refosco family, the wine has an inky ruby color, while on the nose it has fruity notes of cherry and plum.

379 – Vitovska reserve

Zidarich collection

A limited edition white wine made from the ingenious grape varietal. Only 379 magnums were bottled for the inauguration of the new wine cellar on 3.7.2009. Prestigious and important wine.

KAMEN = stone

"The Carso stone is characterized by specific chemical and structural elements, including erosion due to atmospheric phenomenon and the weather."

I have always been fascinated by the natural beauty and unique characteristics of the Carso stone. For many years, I looked for a viable alternative to oak barrels and finally decided to experiment with vinifying in stone vats, a practice that dates back to prehistoric times. Over the last century, similar stone containers were used to preserve various foods, including wine, as they maintain constant temperatures. By creating these stone vats, I also wanted to strengthen the winery's relationship with the territory using a natural material and local artisans. Marko and Kristjan Zidaric were responsible for sculpting the stone into a single vat made of 5 pieces stacked on upon the next. After harvesting the vistovska grapes, they are de-stemmed and place in the stone vat, where fermentation and maceration occurs. The skins are macerated for about 18 days, after which the wine is transferred into oak barrels for the aging process.

Benjamin Zidarich

 

 

Red ROZ

Green

ZI-DA

Green

OSMIZA ZIDARICH

FROM 8 TO 23 JULY

Osmica Zidarich will be open from 8. to 23. july from 4 p.m. till 11 p.m.. Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. till 11 p.m..

Pretzhof Vite 2017

MONDAY 12 JUNE

On Monday, june 12th, join us at the wine tasting “Vite 2017”organized by Pretzhof. The event will be held in Vipiteno in Palazzo Jöchelsthurn from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m.

For informations: vite@pretzhof.com or +39 0472 762

THE REAL WINE FAIR

London, Sunday 7 and Monday 8 May 2017 from 10am to 6pm. (Tobacco Dock, Pennington Street, Eapping, London) As always, the Fair will introduce you to over 150 of the most artisanal organic and biodynamic winemakers from all over the world, with over 700 wines to try as well as a host of delectable foodies!

Jahrgangspräsentation 2017

29. April

On Saturday, April 29, the Zidarich Farm attends the Jahrgangspräsentation 2017 event at the Kapfenstein Schloss in Kapfenstein, Austria. The tasting will be possible from 11 am until 6 pm.

VINI VERI 2017 – Natural wines

April, 7 – 8 – 9 2017

The event will be held in the exhibition area AREAEXP "La Fabbrica" in Cerea (VR), from 10:00 to 18:00.

AreaEXP - Via Libertà 57, Cerea (VR)

Info: www.viniveri.net

 
 
 

OSMICA ZIDARIČ Praprot, 23 – Devin Nabrežina Triest

From March 18, till April 4, 2017

For the first time in the new year, the Zidarich family will opened the doors of the traditional Osmica. From March 18 to April 4  it will be possible to taste Karst cold cuts, homemade goodies and a glass of our authentic naturally grown wines.

For info and reservations: +39 040 201223 / info@zidarich.it

TASTING ZIDARICH WINES AND CHEESE VIDALI FARM Savoia Excelsior Palace TRIEST / 10 marzo 2017

Friday, March 10., 2017

Tasting: 14 €.

 Informations and reservations: Savoia Excelsior Palace +390407794730 (Cristian)




TASTING VITOVSKA ZIDARICH & PROSECCO CA' DEI ZAGO Hotel Villa Condulmer – Mogliano Veneto (TV) / 3 marzo 2017

Friday, March 3., 2017

Tasting vitovska wine Zidarich and prosecco Ca' Dei Zago.

More info +39 041 5972700 (Giovanni)

LIVEWINE MILANO 2017 Palazzo del Ghiaccio Milano / 18 – 19. februar 2017

Saturday 18. and sunday 19. February 2017

The most important event in the context of naturally grown wines. There will be more than 150 producers from all over Italy and abroad: hey will present their products. The ticket allowed to taste all exhibited wines.

LIVEWINE

Palazzo del Ghiaccio in via Piranesi 14, Milano

AZZARI TESTING DAY 2017 Villa La Ferdinanda di Artimino Calenzano (Po) –12. februar 2017

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Annual wine tasting organized by Azzarri RAPPRESENTANZE. The best choice for high-quality wines and raw materials. Admission by invitation only.




TERAN ZIDARICH – vertical Carso variety

Friday, February 17, 2017, Locanda Devetak – Vrh Sv. Mihaela (GO)

BENJAMIN Zidarich represents 10 harvests his Teran, in the presence of the journalist Stefan Cosma. Aperitif with sparkling Teran "ZI-DA", guided tasting of ten harvests Teran and at the end, tasting sweet Teran "Martin" 2011.

 




WINESIDER BIWA 2016

OCTOBER 2016

Sperando di fare cosa gradita, vi informiamo che il nostro vino Venezia Giulia Vitovska Kamen Pietra 2014 è stato inserito nella classifica dei 50 migliori vini d'Italia di THE WINESIDER BIWA 2016.

Friuli Venezia Giulia (FVG) dinner at the Castello di Spessa

TUESDAY, 12 JULY 2016

Again, this year, we will be attending the annual dinner series at the Castell di Spessa in Capriva del Friuli.

 

Zidarich wines will be served during the dinner on July 12th.

 




BorderWine 2016 – Natural wines from Italy, Austria and Slovenia - Cividale del Friuli

SATURDAY, 25.06.2017

Join us at the Border wine festival to taste Zidarich wines, as well as other wines produces in Italy, Austria and Slovenia.  

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The Carso region is deeply rooted in tradition and hospitality.

Overlooking the Adriatic Sea, the area's sunsets are spectacular and its wines are an honest expression of the terroir.

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