About Darna

The Darna Ltd. factory in Rovinj, Croatia has a 90-year-long tradition in the production of liquors.

From the few distilleries and liquor factories that existed during the times of Austro-Hungarian and Italian rule in Rovinj, only one is still active today.

DARNA THROUGH HISTORY

1925

Beginning of the factory

According to historical documents, the factory, whose founder and first owner was Giorgio Benussi, started its production in 1925 though there are some suppositions that production preceded this documentation by many years.

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1948

General Agricultural Cooperative

For a period after World War II, starting a 1948, the factory was nationalized and operated within the General Agricultural Cooperative. Afterwards, operations shifted to the region’s largest corporate entity Jadran-Turist.

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1996

Darna d.o.o.

In 1996, the factory was undertaken by new management and became Darna Ltd. In 1998, the partnership with Jadran-Turist ended and Darna Ltd. has continued under the independent operation of Katerina Latinović and her family.

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LABELS THROUGH HISTORY