Marko Fakin is one of the best young wine makers in Croatia. Just 25 and our in house sommelier declares that his Teran barrique is one of the top three on the market. As Marko says, 'When others do well, they buy a new car. When I do well I buy a new oak barrel.'
We visited his cellar in Bataji, on the outskirts and with views of Motovun, and had a memorable experience. His 2010 Teran won not just the Gold Medal at Vinistra, but had a special commendation on top. He is really passionate about wine making and it shows. Vinistra 2014 brought him another gold and two silvers for his Terans, as well as a gold and three silvers for his Malvazijas.
Not one to keep standing still, he also makes Prsut, Ombolo and Kobasica when he is not making wine and even collects awards for these, too. When visiting Motovun, you can try and buy his award winning wines at his wine shop at the top of the hill at Motovun, next to his konoba, which offers a range of traditional Istrian food including his home made meat products and fabulous views.