Our story

Rich in History
Bounded by Tradition

At Memento Moris, we embrace the profound connection between mortality and the enjoyment of life's pleasures, as echoed in the Istrian landscape and its vineyards.

Our wines are crafted with meticulous care, each sip inviting you to embrace the essence of Istria's terroir and the beauty of life's fleeting moments.

Inspired by the Latin phrase "Memento Mori" meaning "Remember you must die," our wines serve as a reminder to seize the present and savor every sip. From vineyard to bottle, we honor the traditions of Istria's winemaking, respecting the rhythms of nature and the dedication of those who tend to our vines.

Moris vareško

Meet Moris Varesko, the visionary behind Memento Moris Winery. With decades of experience in the art of winemaking, Moris embodies a deep passion for crafting wines that reflect the essence of Istria's terroir and traditions.

Moris Vareško

His journey in the wine industry has been marked by dedication, innovation, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. As the heart and soul of Memento Moris, Moris brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every bottle, ensuring that each sip tells a story of time, place, and the artistry of winemaking.

Wine is all about the excitement and passion in the glass

Wine Concept
Nestled in the sun-kissed hills of Istria, our vineyards benefit from the region's unique microclimate and soil composition, imparting distinctive character to our Malvasia and Merlot varietals. Whether it's the crisp minerality of our Malvasia or the bold, earthy notes of our Merlot, each bottle captures the essence of Istria's terroir and winemaking heritage.

We invite you to explore our collection and discover the stories waiting to be uncorked. From intimate gatherings to momentous celebrations, let Memento Moris accompany you on your journey through Istrian wine country, reminding you to cherish each sip and embrace the fleeting beauty of life.