The friendly face of Istrian cuisine

Central Istrian wine tour

Central Istrian wine tour

Be among the first to taste wines coming from the picturesque terroir surrounding the Lake Butoniga, wines that wine conoisseurs still have to discover. You’ll taste crisp, outstandingly mineral and complex wines that are brave and original like the people who make them. The whites here are mostly made from Istrian Malvasia, indigenous white variety whose subtle aromatics spiced up with flinty accents will seduce everyone. Teran, another old Istrian variety, produces a dark red wine, earthy and mineral already in the nose, feral and lip-smacking acidity that lingers long in the finish. It is a wine with a particular character that either like or hate it if you taste it straight.

However, taste Teran with traditional Istrian dishes and I am sure you’ll fell in love in this red that has nothing to do with most of red wines you have ever tried. We’ll check this out during our lunch in one small family tavern in the area. Here you will also learn the basics of pairing local food with the wines we tasted.

This adventurous tour is for curious wine enthusiasts seeking for new palate stimuli but also for those who love scenic landscapes, tamed hills and tranquility of countryside.

Other Itineraries

Wine and truffle tour

Wine and truffle tour

In the land of peasants who brunch truffles and sparkling wine
In the morning, eperience truffle hunt with dogs in Central istria and enjoy truffle based lunch that consist of three courses. In the afternoon, visit two wineries.

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South Istria wine tour

South Istria wine tour

Where vineyards oversee the sea
Until ten years ago, the very tip of the Istrian peninsula wasn’t considered a serious winemaking region. Young winemakers with innovative approach used this hot and dry Mediterranean microclimate to give traditional Istrian varieties an original twist. And so a new style of Istrian wines was born.

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Rovinj wine tour

Rovinj wine tour

Its narrow streets and countryside hide many small wineries managed by passionate people that produce uncommon, curious wines. It is also the only EatIstria wine tour that may include visit of an organic and biodynamically managed vineyards and winery.

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West Istrian wine tour

West Istrian wine tour

Are you a passionate red wine enthusiast? Or have you ever wanted to know how much wine is influenced by terroir and how much by the winemaker who inevitably leaves in bottle its personal touch?

In both cases this is a wine tour for you! In the area surrounding Poreč, on rolling hills south of Mirna river valley and east of Adriatic coast, thrive vineyards of five renowned Istrian winemakers – Geržinić, Cossetto, Rossi, Radovan and Damjanić.

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