The winery is located in the municipality of Ceglo in the wine-growing area Goriska Brda (Gorizia Hill) in the Slovenian wine-growing region Primorska
right on the Italian border. It has been owned by the Kristanèiè family since 1820. The tradition of the house Movia was never interrupted, even in the difficult times under the socialist Yugoslavia, thanks to father Mirko (born 1930), it was allowed to remain sole private wine producer. From 1949 to 1971, the only official wine supplier for the state protocol and state banquets and for President Josip Broz Tito (1892-1980). The tradition of the house was continued by son Ales (born in 1966), who graduated from the Önologia school in Veneto after completing his studies in Slovenia and in the wineries Château Pétrus
and Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
practiced. Ales Kristanèiè is considered a Slovenian star winemaker and advocate of the modern wine style, based on local traditions and was the first in Slovenia with the Barrique expansion started. The vineyards cover a total of 22 hectares of vineyards, of which 14 are in Goriška Brda and 8 over the border on the Italian side in the DOC area Collio Goriziano
, Special attention is also paid to the cultivation of indigenous grape varieties.
Since 2005, the winery has been undergoing the official conversion phase for certification as an organic winery. But since 1989, all wines are after biodynamic
Principles generated. Movia is a member of the Bio-Vereinigung La Renaissance of the Appellations
, The vineyards are divided into the three groups with young, with old vines, as well as the cru layers. The wines are produced in three lines. Vila Marija call themselves the classic wines. The white wines are aged in stainless steel, the red wines in oak barrels with a volume of 2,500 liters. The bottles with the silver Movia label contain wines from specially selected individual layers. The black Movia label indicates in barriques developed top wines from the Cru layers. Around 100,000 to 120,000 bottles of wine are produced each year, of which around 80% are exported to Germany, the USA, Japan, Italy, Croatia and Australia, among others. It also produces bottle-fermented sparkling wines and grape spirits.