Movia and Kabaj wineries from Slovenia are among top 100 wineries in the world and winners of 2015 awards according to the Wine & Spirits Magazine.
The Kabaj Morel homestead
The Kabaj Morel homestead in Šlovrenc, not far from Dobrovo, the centre of Brda, is run by Katja Kabaj Morel and her husband Jean Michel Morel, a French oenologist, who, after gaining oenological education and after working in numerous wine cellars in France (Bordeaux, Languedoc) and Italy (Collio), married into a Slovene family 22 years ago. In 1993 the family with a long tradition of wine making decided to release their first Kabaj Morel brand. The homestead also includes a restaurant with traditional homemade food and a guesthouse.
The Movia estate dates back to 1700, passing into the hands of the Kristančič family with a wedding in 1820. The estate extends over 22 hectares of land, about half of which lie on the Italian side of the Goriška Brda (Collio).
Movia is more than a mere wine brand and the name of an estate on the borderland between Slovenia (ZGP Brda) and Italy (DOC Collio). Movia is a way of life, life in all its glory, purity of nature and sincerity of the author. Movia is a label beyond time, a mark of standards surpassed as sought by so many wine connoisseurs around the world. From gentle and light classics, through a range of mature wines with good ageing potential, to one-offs second to none other in the world. That and very much more is what Movia is about. And when you alight from the cellar and taste the wines with Aleš, you will taste magic!