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Don’t miss out on these wines and get in touch with Degarra. Degarra wines are unique products and „tailor-made“ with a soul attached to the region and the art of winemaking. An exquisite taste that fulfills wine desires, both for connoisseurs and lovers of fine wines.
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Degarra Winery turns the former military barracks into a house of wine and delicacies
Degarra is a name derived from the French phrase “Vin de Garage”, which became a synonym for the small passionate producers of the finest French and world wines in the ’80s of the last century, and that is exactly what describes the vision of the Pestić and Šulentić families.
In the fertile fields of Ravni Kotar, in the little land that is hidden between the stone of Bukovica and the island, vineyards have grown ever since. Two families, Pestić and Šulentić, recognized the potential of the Zadar region, and five years ago decided to join forces to realize their dream. Today, this dream is reflected in the Degarra winery.
This young winery, founded in 2012, has 1.8 hectares of vineyards in property and 3.6 hectares in concession. At the best wine-growing location in Ravni kotar, the varieties of Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah, Plavina, Pošip, and Maraština are cultivated, from which quality wines – Pošip, Bonterra, Rose, Bommary, Primo and Perla are produced. Also, the Croatian wine history is just amazing.
The greatest Pride is called Bomary
The Degarra winery produces white, rose and red wines with a special emphasis on white wines. Their greatest pride is the unique, flavored wine, which they named Bomary. The wine was created by blending 30% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah and with Maraška wine which resulted in a true delicacy for wine-lovers with a subtle taste.
Degarra Pošip is an elegant wine with a distinctive freshness of southern fruit and elderflower. Rosé is produced from the grapes of Plavin and Merlot varieties with the ratio of 90:10. It is said that the Rosé is a charming wine with seductive colors and crystal glare. The taste is dominated by berry fruit, raspberry, blueberry, and cranberry. This refreshes the palate with a long aftertaste.
At the tasting of selected wines in leading restaurants, the quality dry wine Degarra Bonterra is regularly among the best rated. It is a non-filtered coupage (60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah). This delicate wine was ranked in the first place in two of four categories at the recent pairing of wines with cheeses from Pag.
Degarra- The First Zadar Sparkling wine made by the traditional method Champagne
The Degarra winery also takes credit for the first Zadar sparkling wine by the traditional method champagne, even two of them. Primo is produced with the traditional method, the bottle fermentation, with grapes from Pošip, while the Perla-Rosé sparkling wine from the grape Plavin also prepared by a traditional method.
Degarra Winery – Barrique Hall and Tasting Venue
Sparkling wine is used to drink a toast to the new project the new Degarra winery „head-quarter“ premises. The future winery main building has a barrique hall and a tasting room located in the former JNA (Jugoslavia National Army) barracks, above the Zadar settlement of Bokanjac, next to the road to Ražanac and Pag. The Degarra winery is surrounded by centuries-old pine trees on more than 10,000 square meters and the building complex size is over 350 square meters able to host over 100 visitors. Besides Degarra wines and sparkling wine, there will be a place for delicacies such as olive oil, cheese, prosciutto, fish and other quality products of family farms from the wider Zadar area. The prosciutto ham, it’s name derives from the Italian delicacy, of Dalmatia is dried by the Bora (Bura) winds. Croatian and the Dalmatian cuisine is delicious and has a wide range of delicacies.
The Degarra team looks forward to your questions and remains with best wishes.