An intensive, whole day program with visiting three wineries. Due to availability in wineries you will visit young and ambitious winery known for aromatic, fresh wines and ageing Malvazija (the most well known Istrian variety) in acacia barrels. Owner was the first in his family to produce wines and he gave his heart and soul to produce fine wines. It has paid off because his wines were awarded international recognition and now he is exporting wines all over the world. Before second wine tasting you will visit Grožnjan – a hilltop town which is the artistic heart of Istria. Narrow streets, stone built houses, lots of flowers, art galleries and ateliers make this place a marvelous and mysterious town… Second winery is famous because it is the only winery in Istria where wine is also macerated in real amphoras! The vineyard and winery have been in the same family since 1891. Every wine enthusiast will be deligted with their elegant and sophisticated wines with organic certificate. Then follows an early dinner in a typical Istrian “konoba” – a type of family owned restaurant offering traditional and local dishes like homemade pasta, a rare Istrian beef called boškarin, wild asparagus and truffles… The last – third wine tasting will be in famous Croatian winery. Here, family tradition combines with modern technology and from autochthonic grape variety come the finest wines. Paolo Basso, the best world sommelier in 2013 included this winery as the only one from Croatia into his book “The sommeliers heaven”.
- What Will You DoYou will visit three wineries, you will try fresh and aged wines made from indigenous grape varieties but also blends with international grape varieties. You will also visit historical sights and try the best traditional cuisine. All visited wineries are different between approach to the wine making and style of wines. Some wineries have very long tradition, some are young, but all wineries are among best in Croatia with international recognition and international awards. You will be able to learn about different styles of production: long maceration, no maceration, ageing in barriques or in big wooden vessels...
- What Is IncludedDuring whole day, intensive tour in all wineries you would be accompanied by an expert guide or owner from each winery. Transportation (size of the car is adjusted to number of participants) with guiding, three professional wine tastings in noted wineries with rich, local snacks, visiting wine cellars and a 4-course meal with wine in a typical Istrian restaurant are included in price.
Tour starts at 9:30 am and we return about 7:00/7:30 pm.
Tours are private - no big groups, there is enough time to enjoy wine and nature. Minimum number of participants is 2, maximum 8.
I include only the best wineries and restaurants in my programs and wine tastings in wineries are scheduled by special arrangement. You are not obligated to buy wines, only if you wish to.
- TransfersWe pick up our guests from their places of stay. If it is a pedestrian zone we give directions where is the meeting point.
We start our tours usually from Rovinj but we can organize a custom tour from other Istrian towns.