Wine Renaissance Istria

Discover the unique terroir and fabulous indigenous wines of famous Istria

Your Croatian Wine Renaissance Istria journey is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in local Istrian wine traditions, cuisine and bucolic Istrian lifestyle. You’ll visit wine estates, family wineries and garage wineries in the most famous wine producing areas of Istria.


  • Meet the pioneers of the Istrian wine Renaissance and engage in age-old arguments about terroir, methods and vines and discover great award winning wines, strictly local wines.
  • Try local cuisine, meet leading chefs and discover the timeless hill towns of Istria. 
  • Taste unique Istrian varietals such as Malvasija & Teran as well as international varietals (such as Merlots, Cabernets & Chardonnays) with distinctive flavors from the Istrian terroir & local finishing touches of the winemakers.
  • Stay at your choice wine country villa, wine estate or seaside resort
  • Meet the vintners at a variety of wineries, from garage wines to large estates to wine tasting cellars
  • Local olive oil tasting and sampling of local specialties such as Istrian truffles, Prsut, cheeses and traditional Istrian cuisine.
  • Opportunity to buy local wines at the wineries. This is a real treat because a great many of the best wines never leave the region.
  • Private transportation during your wine tours.
  • Additional optional activities:
    • Day Sailing to Brijuni islands
    • Hiking, biking or walking tours in the hill towns of Istria
    • Istrian Truffles & cuisine tours
    • Culture, historical & architectural day tours
    • Traditional Istrian cooking class 

All journeys are customized and private.  

Discover the Croatian Wine Renaissance
             . . .  your style, your pace, your discovery