Jarbola – the project to preserve the area’s indigenous varieties of wine.
Four years ago, the Municipality of Matulji in co-operation with the Poreč Institute of Agriculture and Tourism started the “Genetic and economic resources Vitis sp. and gene bank” project. The aim of this project is to study the characteristics and plant original biotypes of Vitis sp., and to study the genetic and economic characteristics of some indigenous and introduced vine species with special emphasis on making this wine a part of the standard tourism offer of Istria and Kvarner.


Jarbola or jarbolica stara is a species of vine from the vineyards in the Matulji area, or more precisely from the village of Zvoneća. The species of vine and jarbolica wine are indigenous and protected.

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