The spectacular light, sprawling olive orchards, hillside vineyards, pastoral landscapes, fusion of traditional & new cuisine and notable indigenous wines distinguish the beautiful wine regions in Istria and the Peljesac Peninsula (the Napa Valley of Croatia). The old world charm, bucolic villages, raw port towns, picturesque seaside promenades & casual tempo make these wine regions a uniquely Croatian experience.
Our growing collection of Istrian villas are scattered in the hill towns of the Istrian wine country, never far from the spectacular coastline. Pula boasts the best preserved Coliseum outside Italy (built between 27BC and 68AD) while Rovinj contends as one of the most charming towns in Croatia with pastel houses built straight up out of the azure sea, sailing yachts dotting the horizon, narrow streets, street artists and polished stone seaside promenade.
Inland, the medieval hill towns of Motovun, Mrgani (Morgan), and the artist colony, Groznjan, are surrounded by vineyards, truffle forests, olive orchards, citrus groves and essential herbs. The wines and cuisine of Istria are worthy of its reputation and the vineyards of master vintners open for your discovery. Wonderful restaurants and family konobas scattered all along the coast and villages serve traditional specialties made with local truffles, fresh fish, venison, wild board, local fruits and vegetables seasoned with local herbs.
The Peljesac Peninsula in Dalmatia is the Napa Valley of Croatia. The wines are great and the experience is like going back in time 50 or 60 years with family wineries and tasting cellars scattered throughout the valley and along the coastline. Just across the channel from Korcula, a stay here is also within easy reach of Dubrovnik.