It was 1934 when the Kovač family planted the first vineyard.
Our agricultural and agritourism company is located in the extreme north-east of Italy. We are 2 km away from the border with Slovenia and located in the heart of the Gorizia Karst.
In the last hundred years the border between Italy and Slovenia underwent continuous changes. The people who lived in these areas found themselves belonging to different states that followed one another. The paternal grandparents were born as subjects of Franz Joseph, lived as subjects of Vittorio Emanuele III and died as citizens of Italy.
The maternal grandparents, on the other hand, were born as subjects of Franz Joseph, lived first as subjects of Vittorio Emanuele III, then as Yugoslav citizens and died as citizens of Slovenia. All this without ever changing residence and living in villages just 10 km away.
Our town Doberdò del Lago – Doberdob (in Slovenian) takes the name of good (dober) and oak (dob). When they were building the city of Venice, much of the timber was procured right here. Doberdò del Lago and the villages close to Monte San Michele, Podgora and Sabotino became notorious with the Great War. Here the most atrocious trench battles took place, precisely because of their strategic position.