At Wines of Illyria, our mission is to source exceptional wines that capture the unique character of the ancient Illyrian countryside, what is now known as Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Albania, and Montenegro, while contributing to a more sustainable and equitable future for all. We are inspired by the rich wine-making traditions of the region, and we are committed to honoring that heritage by offering wines that are authentic, honest, and reflective of the land.
We work with estate vineyards located in some of the most beautiful and ecologically diverse areas of ancient Illyria, and are dedicated to preserving and protecting these natural habitats for future generations. We work closely with local farmers and conservationists to ensure that our vineyards are managed in a way that maximizes their potential, while minimizing our impact on the environment. Using only organic and biodynamic farming practices, they're able to avoid the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers; the same methods used for thousands of years.
Through our products, we aim to share the beauty and character of the ancient Illyrian countryside with the world, while promoting a more sustainable and equitable future for the region. Our wines are crafted to reflect the unique terroir of each vineyard, and we take pride in offering wines that are expressive, complex, and reflective of the land. Whether you are a wine enthusiast or simply looking for a delicious and sustainably produced wine, we invite you to join us on this journey and experience the taste of ancient Illyria in every glass.
In addition to our commitment to sustainability, we are also dedicated to supporting the local communities where we operate. We source our grapes locally and employ local workers in our vineyards and winery, providing a source of income and economic stability for these rural areas. We also support local conservation efforts by preserving natural habitats and minimizing our use of chemicals and other harmful practices.
Indira Bayer founded Wines of Illyria in 2016 with the goal of bringing premium quality wines made of native varieties from the Balkan Peninsula to American consumers. As the Founder and Brand Ambassador, Indira holds educational seminars, participates in wine shows, and organizes wine tastings to support her wholesale and retail partners. Follow us on social media and visit our website to learn more about our mission and exceptional wines.