Born in French Basque Country (Jurançon) in the foothills of the Pyrenees, Dimitri Brečević studied oenology in France and then worked at Domaine de Chevalier in addition to working harvests in Australia, New Zealand, Bordeaux, and Burgundy. In 2004 he decided to invest himself in his father’s homeland of Istria near the town of Buzet. Dimitri produces his own wine brand - Piquentum (the latin name of Buzet). In addition to owning Piquentum, Dimitri also manages operations at fellow Croatian natural winemaker Georgio Clai's estate.