The family farm Pilato is located on the west coast of the Istrian peninsula, in the village Lašići near Poreč. The story begins with the great grandfather, Ivan Pilato, who plants the first vineyards. In the beginning, the family also deals with farming and animal husbandry, as does the majority of the families in Istria at the time. In the ‘60s, however, son Končeto turns to winemaking and expands his vineyards as well as the production of wine. In 1994, his son Eliđo starts gradually investing in knowledge, technology and machinery – bottles the first wine, and subsequently turns it to serious manufacturing of quality wine, which later finds its place on the domestic as well as foreign market. The indigenous Istrian varieties – Malvasia and Terrano, along with international varieties such as Chardonnay, white Pinot, white Sauvignon, white Muscat, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, are grown on more than 20 ha of vineyards.