In a peaceful village Šmarje near Capodistria, in the heart of Slovenian Istria, extend the vineyards and olive orchards of Ludvik Nazarij Glavina. The story of the vintage wines and distinctive Šmarje olive oil, incorporated in Santomas trademark begins at almost 50 acres of vineyards and 7,5 acres of olive orchards. The owner’s philosophy is based on honouring the tradition and genuine Istrian heritage as well as honesty in farming and respect to the environment.
The owner’s wish is to combine the elements of the Istrian cultural heritage with the modern marketing methods with respect to the tradition of his forefathers and achieve topmost quality with up-to-date wine technology at the same time. Increasing the recognition of the Slovenian Istria as the land of hearty people, virgin olive oil and vintage wines is the mission of the Santomas trademark.
The Santomas wines are the fruit of the wine district of Slovenian Istria in the hills of Slovenian coast, extending over 14.300 acres of vineyards. In the Santomas estate we are devoted to growing autochthon sorts such as Refosco and Istrian Malvazija. Beautifully matching the local Istrian fish and meat culinary specialties these wines are also the most popular wines in this area.
In Santomas wine cellar about 80.000 bottles (0.75 L) of wines are bottled each year. Also about 144 rehoboams are bottled in exceptional years, with the best wine of Santomas wine cellar – Grande cuvée.
Santomas trademark incorporates two ranges of vintage wines, allowing any wine lover to find the wine of his taste.