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Istria Wine Tours

Rovinj, Croatia
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About Istria Wine Tours
Imagine mysterious land with foggy mornings hiding fabulous hilltop towns, colourful vineyards with old, authentic estates, taste the traditional flavors and enjoy fine wines… To capture the essence of Istria you have to use all your senses… We invite you to discover wine & dine heritage which makes Istria an exceptional destination for all wine lovers and gourmets. Our tailored one-day wine tours and packages are the very best that Istria has to offer: noted vineries with splendid wines, the best restaurants offering exquisite sea food, truffles, traditional Istrian food and extremely interesting places revealing historic and cultural heritage of Istria…
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Istrian tapestry - gourmet tour combining wine, truffles and olive oil

Indulge yourself with a truly unique experience and discover all special tastes of Istria. Start your day with a glass of sumptuous malvazija. Wine tasting is the best way to discover Istrian wine heritage. You will try 5 to 8 wines combined with delicious, local snacks. You will visit the wine cellar and get familiar with 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. Follows truffle tasting.

You will visit famous Motovun to discover more charms of Istria.

Third taste of Istria is of course olive oil. Istria is among the best olive oil producers in the world. While olive oil tasting you will try different olive oils and you will be explained about all aspects of growing olive grove and production. With olive oil go delicious snacks.
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10 hours
from $335.24

A Sample Of Wine, A Sample Of Istria - A Short But Fulfilled Program

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. One winery is young, second one has long tradition but both wineries are among the best in Croatia with international recognition and international awards.

During half day program you would have two professional wine tastings with an expert guide from each winery with rich, local snacks, you would visit wine cellars and experience the beauty of Istria. Transportation and guiding are included in price.

I include only the best wineries and restaurants in my programs. Wine tastings in wineries are scheduled by special arrangement and you are not obligated to buy wines in wineries, only if you wish to.
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5 hours
from $170.67

Wine Tour - The Best of Istria

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.

During this whole day tour, you will visit three wineries where you will try 5 to 8 wines in each combined with delicious, local snacks like Istrian cheese, sausages, olive oil.

All wineries to visit differ in approach to wine making and style of the wines but all are among the best in Croatia with an international recognition and awards. You will visit wine cellars and 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 also have 4-course early dinner in fantastic, family owned restaurant combining traditional cuisine with modern touch.
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10 hours
from $335.24
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Christine M wrote a review Oct 2020
New York City, New York165 contributions52 helpful votes
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We booked the half-day wine tour visiting Benvenuti in Kaldir and Matosević in Krunčići. Our guide Agnieszka picked us up in Rovinj at 9:30 and we spent the entire day together. She was very helpful and informative, sending information in advance over email and had great knowledge about the wines and vineyard culture once we arrived at each winemaker. It was great to spend the day with a local who was so passionate about wine and could suggest other wineries to go to on our own after the tour. The tour itself was very comprehensive and we enjoyed visiting 2 boutique family-run wineries. Each winery had multiple glasses of wine along with small snacks of cheese, meat, and olive oil. In between each visit we also stopped at scenic view points to take pictures of towns such as Motovun and Pazin. Agnieszka was helpful throughout the day answering questions. Even after our tour we kept in touch and she went above and beyond by helping us to figure out how to bring a few bottles of wine back home with us. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who is interested in wine and seeing the surrounding areas of Istria.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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frankhines2019 wrote a review Oct 2019
San Diego, California1 contribution
We selected this wine tour based on its reputation. We had the most amazing experience of our entire month long trip. Agnieszka is an outstanding guide and conducted the most complete and informative tour we have ever had in Europe, and we have been traveling there yearly for over 40 years. It was a complete day of joy. Food and wine plus the many sights were the best and made better with Angie's commentary. Highly recommend her and this tour to all serious travelers. Myrna and Frank
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Istria Wine Tou... S, Owner at Istria Wine Tours
Responded Oct 29, 2019
Dear Myrna and Frank, Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! You words of appreciation mean so much for me!!! I do my tours in a way I would like to have a wine tour myself and I am so happy you enjoyed spending this day with me. I wish you all the best! Agnieszka
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afinbarr wrote a review Mar 2019
19 contributions7 helpful votes
I wanted to explore the Istrian wine region despite having no prior experience. This tour was perfect - we visited some of the best wineries in the region, and my host was very friendly and informative. I recommend this tour very highly!
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from Istria Wine Tou... S, Owner at Istria Wine Tours
Responded Apr 2, 2019
Thank you very much for all nice words. I am very happy you enjoyed wines, wineries and tour with me. All the best and you know where to find me :)
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eugeneoregongirl wrote a review Sep 2018
Eugene, Oregon11 contributions10 helpful votes
The Intensive Tour was an absolutely wonderful way to experience Istria. Agnieszka is a marvelous guide and truly lovely person. She is caring, knowledgeable, and helpful. I can't say enough good about her and her tour. She took three of us on a whole day tour. I was traveling solo and was able to join a delightful couple for the tour. The wines were all of the highest quality and each winery provided us food to accompay our tastings. The restaurant she took us to for lunch served us an incredible lunch. The scenery along the way was beautiful. If you want a truly enjoyable day with a wine expert and all around wonderful person, take one of Agnieszka's tours. Well worth it.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Istria Wine Tou... S, Owner at Istria Wine Tours
Responded Nov 19, 2018
Thank you so much for your lovely review! It was a pleasure to meet you and I am more than happy you enjoyed my company and my tour! Maby one day we will meet again for coffee like we did the next day :) All the best!!! Agnieszka
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Neema13 wrote a review Sep 2018
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A MUST DO TOUR!! A friend and I planned this tour a couple of months prior to visiting Croatia. Rovinj was the 1st town we stayed in during our 2 week vacation. We opted for the day long Wine & Truffle tour. From the get go, Agnieszka was very prompt to answering any questions, as well as customizing our tour to our desired time. Mind you, this was nearly 2 months prior to our trip. This tour FAR exceeded our expectations. Between the carefully chosen wineries, the complimentary charcuterie boards and her knowledge of the region... there was never a dull moment. Agnieszka even went out of her way to take us to a remote, family owned olive oil vineyard because we showed interest in purchasing some olive oil in the Istria region. What we appreciated most is that this was a laid-back, no pressure, enjoyable experience. We did buy multiple bottles of wine and olive oil each ... simply bc we LOVED it. Our Truffle lunch: during our booking we expressed our love for Truffles. Again, Agnieszka picked the PERFECT restaurant that included all things truffle. We ate to our hearts content ! Although our tour went a bit over our booked time, at no point did we feel rushed. Another added BONUS: based on the conversation we had throughout the day ...Agnieszka offered & followed through with a personalized email of a list (a VERY long & thought out list) of vineyards and restaurants to visit during our entire 2 week stay along the Croatian coast. This was a much welcomed surprise as both my friend and I are both food and wine lovers!! I cannot express enough how much we enjoyed our day. This perfect day in Rovijn will definitely be a memorable one. Thank you Agnieszka for making this such a positive experience for us. We look forward to sending you many referrals from the USA!
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Istria Wine Tou... S, Owner at Istria Wine Tours
Responded Nov 19, 2018
Dear Neema, thank you, thank you, thank you! The fact I made your day special is so important for me! You were great and I also enjoyed your company! I love my tours and want my guests to fall in love with Istria, Istrian wine and food. I plan to visit NYC for my 40-th birthday ;) I still have your email :D I wish you all the best!!! Yours Agnieszka
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