When the Roman soldiers returned from the wars, they paused on Vinski Vrh, refreshed themselves with the wine and prepared for new campaigns. On windy nights, the legend says, fairies and elves visited them and encouraged them with song. Even today on Vinski Vrh, during moonlit nights, the song of the fairies and elves can be heard from the cellar. This is part of the fairy tale story of Bolfan Vinski Vrh in Hraščina near Zlatara in Hrvatsko Zagorje. And the wine region is also often sung about.
The vineyards are on a beautiful hillside from which four mountains can be seen - Ivančica, Strahinčica, Medvednica and Kalnik. Owner Tomislav Bolfan is a staunch bio-believer so he does not use artificial fertilisers, herbicides or pesticides. He replenishes the soil with stable manure, for which he also has Red Angus cattle, and in the vineyard he has built an insect “hotel” and assured the conditions for the propagation of other animals that help the health and balanced growth of the vines. The cellar is above the vineyards and from the harvest to the start of the grape processing is just a few minutes. The must is precipitated without the use of sulphur, and fermentation is mostly stimulated with natural yeasts. The wines carry the eco label and are produced in three lines. The Bolfan are fresh and playful, mainly young wines of fruity aromas, the Primus are wines of a strong body, matured in barrels and in the bottle, full of aroma and long-lasting taste, whereas the Paidia are special, different, fiery… The assortment is varied. Amongst the white sorts by quantities, as well as by quality, the Sauvignon and Rhine Riesling dominate, there are also strong, fine Pinot Gris, and there is also a Yellow Muscat.
Most of the reds are Pinot Noir. Next come Cabernet Sauvignon, Portugizac and Frankovka. Besides these sorts of wines, he also makes the white and red blend Breg, there are also two sparkling wines, the dry Centurion Gold and the sweeter one Centurion Silver.
Contact number 049/458 287
Region Central Croatia
Address Gornjaki 56 49283 Hraščina