Once you booked this wine tour your personal Sommelier is picking you up at the designated pick-up points. Then, you start your wine adventure and you’ll visit three wineries in Istria. All wineries use distinct winemaking methods and offer different atmospheres. At each winery, you can choose from several wine tasting packages. Beginners can enjoy a classic Istrian wine tasting with fresh and young wines, learn about the region, and have fun. Advanced wine lovers can choose a more sophisticated tasting package and therefore enjoy Istria in all its colours and tastes. Welcome to the Istrian Wine Express!
01.05. until 15.10.
Medulin, Pula, Bale, Rovinj
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays
|15:30-16:30 Matoševič Winery|
|16:45-17:45 San Tommaso Relais and Winery|
|18:00-19:00 Stancija Collis Winery|
|19:00-20:00 Drop-off at Pick-up Point|
*PICK-UP IN PULA – 02:00 PM
Krug Travel Pick-Up Point (Bus Station Verudela)
Amphitheatre Main Entrance (Pula Arena)
Ribarska Koliba Resort
Park Plaza Arena
Park Plaza Verudela
Park Plaza Histria
*IMPORTANT: Pick-up and drop-off times can vary up to 15 minutes. Choose your pick-up point from the list or let us know where to pick you up during the booking process.
445kn (59€) per person
(18+ years only)
Min. number of participants: 2
PRICE INCLUDES: Comfortable Transport, Personal Sommelier, Visit 3 Wineries
NOT INCLUDED: Wine Tastings (are paid at the winery)
7€/person – includes 3 Wines (your choice), grissini, almonds, dried fruits, water.
14€/person – includes 5 Wines (your choice), guided cellar visit, Istrian cow cheese, Boškarin beef dried sausage, extra virgin olive oil, bread, dried fruits.
SAN TOMMASO WINERY
7€/person – includes 3 Wines, tasting in the cellar, grissini, water.
11€/person – includes 3 Wines (more aged wines), tasting in the cellar, grissini, water.
STANCIJA COLLIS WINERY
7€/person – includes 3 Wines (your choice), grissini, water.
14€/person – includes 4 Wines, guided cellar visit, Istrian dried meat (Prosciutto or dried sausage), Istrian goat cheese, extra virgin olive oil, bread, water
Wine grapes endemic to Istria: Istarska Malvazija (Istrian Malmsey), Istarski Teran (Istrian Teran), Istrian Refošk (Refosco), Istarska Borgonja (Istrian Gamay), Muškat Istarski (Istrian Muscato) and all other world-famous grapes like Merlot, Chardonnay, etc.
Ivica Matošević is one of the Godfathers of the Croatian Wine Scene. He’s a Cosmopolitan Wine Promoter. In 2017, together with another Croatian Godfather called Vlado Krauthaker, he presented 1200 bottles of Croatian wines at the Epicurean Star Award in Singapore. He thinks it’s boring to grow Chardonnay and Merlot like everybody else in the world. In his opinion, Istria has the potential to grow world-class wines and his wines are the proof. Besides, he produced the First Istrian Port Wine called the “Iron Witch” dedicated to his Marathon-running wife.
When you google “Relais” it is hard to get a proper description of what this word really means. One explanation that seems more reasonable than others would be “a station where horses are changed during a long journey”. Istria is full of idle stone house estates that must have been looked amazing in their golden times and which received all sorts of travelers with the most different travel motifs and of all background. The Debeljuh Family renovated such a Relais into a modern and very elegant one. And what a coincidence! They actually produce great wine. Seems like a winning combination. Come and see for yourself!
“Štancija” is the Istrian version of a Spanish “Hacienda” and “Collis” is derived from the Italian word “La Collina” which means “hill”. Stancija Collis was built on the most panoramic hill around Rovinj area. A constant slight breeze is felt on the terrace and the sea is just a stone’s throw away. The estate is surrounded by beautiful and healthy animals that are taken care of by the family Mastilović: Istrian and Dalmatian donkeys, Istrian cows, goats, dogs, cats, etc. Juraj, one of the youngest winemakers in Istria, believes in the organic winemaking style. No artificial additives, organic farming, and honest Istrian wines “just like my grandfather did them”, Juraj likes to say. Prepare for a different, stronger taste.
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