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Our wine tours are dedicated to those who wish to discover the quiddity of the wine making heritage in Istria.

During whole day tour you will visit three or two wineries, you will try fresh and aged wines made from indigenous, Istrian grape varieties but also blends with international grape varieties. With wines always go local treats and snacks. You will also visit historical sights, like Grožnjan, Motovun or Oprtalj and try the best traditional cuisine in the best local, family owned restaurants offering traditional and local dishes like homemade pasta, a rare Istrian beef called boškarin, wild asparagus and truffles…. As Istria is also known for high quality olive oil and truffles you can choose a tour combining Istria gourmet treats.

 

All visited wineries differ in approach to the wine making and style of the wines.  Some wineries have very long tradition, some are young, but all wineries are among the best in Croatia with an international recognition and important awards. You will learn about different styles of production: long maceration, no maceration, ageing in barriques, in big wooden vessels or in stainless steel tanks... You will see people at work in wine cellars, bottling and labeling lines… depending on the season you will be able to see the selection of the grapes after the harvest, pressing, bottling or you will be able to hear the fermentation in progress… There is always something going on in the wineries!

 

During whole day tours in all wineries you will 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 or two 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.

 

Tours start at 9:30 am and we return about 6:30/7:30 pm. We usually start from Rovinj but nothing is impossible and we arrange tours from other Istrian cities as well.

 

Tours are customised - no big groups, there is enough time to enjoy wine and nature. Minimum number of participants is 2, maximum 6.

 

We 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. Once you book your tour, I will contact the wineries and restaurants to make reservations for you.

Please find different options of our wine tours below.

THE VERY BEST OF ISTRIA - INTENSIVE PROGRAM WITH VISITING 3 WINERIES

Imagine mysterious lands hiding fabulous hilltop towns, colorful vineyards with old, authentic estates and wineries where you can taste the traditional flavors and enjoy the finest Istrian wines. To capture the essence of Istria you have to use all your senses!

 

During this whole day tour, you will visit three wineries. All wineries to visit differ in approach to wine making and style of the wines.  Some wineries have very long tradition, some are young, but all are among the best in Croatia with an international recognition and awards. You will learn about different styles of production: long maceration, no maceration, ageing in barriques, in big wooden vessels or in stainless steel tanks... and taste fresh and aged wines made from indigenous, Istrian grape varieties but also blends with international grape varieties.

 

You will try 5 to 8 wines in each winery combined with delicious, local snacks like Istrian cheese, sausages, olive oil. You will also visit the wine cellar and get familiar with the technology and the process of wine production. In between wine tastings you will visit fabulous, hilltop town Grožnjan known as town of artists to discover magical side of Istria and you will have 4-course early dinner in fantastic, family owned restaurant combining traditional cuisine with modern touch.

In all wineries you will be accompanied by an expert guide or owner from each winery. Transportation with guiding, three professional wine tastings in noted wineries with rich, local snacks, visiting wine cellars, sightseeing of Grožnjan and a 4-course meal with wine in a typical Istrian restaurant are included in price.

 

Tour starts at 9:30 am till around 7:30 pm. 

Tour is customised - which means no big groups so there is enough time to enjoy wine and nature. Minimum number of participants is 2, maximum 6.

 

Only the best wineries and restaurants are included in program and wine tastings in wineries are scheduled by special arrangement. You are not obligated to buy wines, only if you wish to. 

A SAMPLE OF WINE, A SAMPLE OF ISTRIA - A SHORT BUT FULFILLED PROGRAM

A wine tour is the best way to capture the essence of Istria...

 

The idea of half day tour is to present wines from two different wineries for those who are limited with time. You will have opportunity to try fresh and aged wines made from indigenous grape varieties but also blends with international grape varieties. Both wineries are among the best in Croatia with international recognition and awards. You will also experience the beauty of Istria and learn about its rich history and culture.

 

In each winery you will try 5 to 8 wines combined with delicious, local snacks like Istrian cheese, sausages, olive oil... You will also visit wine cellars and get familiar with the technology and the process of wine production.

 

During the tour in all wineries you will be accompanied by an expert guide or owner from each winery. Transportation with guiding, two professional wine tastings in noted wineries with rich, local snacks, visiting wine cellars are included in price.

 

Tour starts at 9:30 am till around 2:30 pm. 

Tour is customised - which means no big groups so there is enough time to enjoy wine and nature. Minimum number of participants is 2, maximum 6.

 

Only the best wineries are included in program and wine tastings in wineries are scheduled by special arrangement. You are not obligated to buy wines, only if you wish to.

ISTRIAN TAPESTRY - FULFILLING GOURMET TOUR COMBINING WINE TASTING, TRUFFLE HUNTING WITH TRUFFLE TASTING AND OLIVE OIL TASTING

Indulge yourself with a truly unique experience and discover all special tastes of Istria. Start your day with a glass of bubbly or sumptuous young malvazija. Wine tasting is the best way to discover Istrian wine heritage. You will try 5 to 8 wines combined with delicious, local snacks like Istrian cheese, sausages and olive oil. You will also visit the wine cellar and get familiar with the technology and the process of wine production. 

Another Istrian specialties - truffles and truffle hunting are a fantastic way to see how this delicacy ends on our plates. Friendly host will explain you interesting facts about truffles while you go with him and his dogs to the forest to see how he finds truffles. This is indeed special adventure. Follows truffle tasting: cheese and local sausage with truffles, truffle’s spread on bread and scrambled eggs with black truffles.

Third taste of Istria is of course olive oil which is called "Istrian green gold". Istria is among the best olive oil producers in the world. On the way to olive estate you will visit famous Motovun to discover more charms of Istria. While olive oil tasting you will try few different, organic olive oils and you will be explained about all aspects of growing olive grove and production. With olive oil go delicious snacks.

 

Price includes: transportation with guiding, one professional wine tasting with rich, local snacks, visiting wine cellar, truffle hunting with truffle tasting, sightseeing of Motovun and olive oil tasting with snacks.

 

Tour starts at 9:30 am till around 6:00 pm. 

Tour is customised - which means no big groups so there is enough time to enjoy wine and nature. Minimum number of participants is 2, maximum 6.

 

Only the best wineries, estates and restaurants are included in program and wine tastings in wineries are scheduled by special arrangement. You are not obligated to buy wines, only if you wish to. 

IT IS ALL ABOUT WINE - INTENSIVE PROGRAM

During this wine tour we focus on very comprehensive wine tastings. Usually wine tasting includes 5 up to 7 wines. If you wish to spend more time in all three wineries this tour is perfect for you. In first winery you will have sparkling wine tasting with learning more about sparkling wines production. Sparkling wines from this winery can be found in the most splendid hotels all over Croatia. Second winery is unique for the approach to the wine making. Organic production, very long maceration and ageing, orange wines and very rich reds. If we have time we can stop in charming hill top town Grožnjan. You will have early dinner in fantastic local restaurant based on fresh vegetables from the garden and traditional recipes. Third winery is in Nova Vas near Brtonigla. This is an extraordinary winery where wine production is founded on family tradition and a working knowledge of micro location. Brtonigla is famous for its four types of earth: grey, red, white and black and so the winery is famous for its project Four soils - the same grape variety, the same process of vinification but in the bottle different wines signed to soil's colour.

WINE AND TRUFFLES - PREFECT MATCH

Indulge yourself with a gourmet treat. Discover Istria through wine and savor sumptuous, 4-course truffle lunch in an elegant, recommended by Michelin guide restaurant specialized in truffles.  

 

During the whole day tour, you will visit three wineries which differ in approach to the wine making and style of the wines.  Some wineries have very long tradition, some are young, but all wineries are among the best in Croatia with an international recognition and important international awards. You will be able to learn about different styles of production: long maceration, no maceration, ageing in barriques, in acacia barriques, in big wooden vessels or in stainless steel tanks... and try fresh and aged wines made from indigenous, Istrian grape varieties but also blends with international grape varieties. 

Each wine tasting includes 5-8 wines and you will be accompanied by an expert guide or owner from each winery. You will also visit wine cellars and get familiar with the technology and the process of wine production. In between wine tastings you will visit fabulous, hilltop town Motovun to discover magical side of Istria and you will have 4-course truffle tasting lunch in a famous restaurant owned by Guinness record holder who found the biggest white truffle in the history. All dishes are paired with wine.

 

Transportation with guiding, three professional wine tastings in noted wineries with rich, local snacks, visiting wine cellars, sightseeing of Motovun and a 4-course truffle meal in truffle restaurant are included in price.

 

Tour starts at 9:30 am till around 7:30 pm. 

Tour is customised - which means no big groups so there is enough time to enjoy wine and nature. Minimum number of participants is 2, maximum 6.

 

Only the best wineries and restaurants are included in program and wine tastings in wineries are scheduled by special arrangement. You are not obligated to buy wines, only if you wish to. 

ISTRIAN CORNERS - LEISURE PROGRAM

Discover Istria in a different way... try superb wines made of the indigenous Istrian varieties, savor the best extra virgin olive oil in beautifully settled estate, relish Istrian cuisine in a fantastic restaurant where traditional tastes are mixed with modern touch and discover the beauty of Istria’s inland - fabulous hilltop towns, colorful vineyards, greenery covering endless hills... To capture the essence of Istria you have to use all your senses!

 

During this whole day, leisure tour you will visit one winery known for amazing young Malvazija and beautifully aged wines. You will try 5 - 6 wines with delicious snacks - local cheese and homemade sausages and ham. You will also visit the wine cellar and get familiar with the technology and the process of wine production. You will have olive oil tasting with snacks, and you will learn about olives and olive oil production. During both tastings you will be accompanied by an expert guide or owner from winery and olive estate. You will also have 4-course delicious dinner with wine in family owned restaurant and you will visit historical, hilltop towns Motovun and Grožnjan.

 

Transportation with guiding, one professional wine tasting in noted winery with rich snacks, visiting wine cellar, professional olive oil tasting with snacks, sightseeing of Motovun and Grožnjan and a 4-course meal with wine in a typical Istrian restaurant are included in price.

 

Tour starts at 9:30 am till around 7:30 pm. 

Tour is customised - which means no big groups so there is enough time to enjoy wine and nature. Minimum number of participants is 2, maximum 6.

 

Only the best wineries and restaurants are included in program and wine tastings in wineries are scheduled by special arrangement. You are not obligated to buy wines, only if you wish to. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT PROGRAMS CAN BE MODIFIED DUE

TO AVAILABILITY IN WINERIES. 

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