My husband and i are just back from a great holiday in Rovinj. We booked at very late notice with our tour guide Agnieszka, who was so kind to fit us in to her busy schedule.
She picked us up at our hotel ,and from the moment we met her, we knew we were in for brilliant treat, as her knowledge and history of Istria just blew us away! She made us feel so welcome,and her love and passion for the wines of this region really rubbed off us.
We visited two wineries with her that day , both equally as good as each other. Not only did we get to see the wineries, but also the beautiful countryside of Istria, you would never get to see these places yourself , as they are hidden gems tooked away in those rolling hills , they are just sublime!
We visited the first winery Benvenuti, the setting was just idealic. It looked down into a lush green valley of vines ,a patchwork quilt of different shades of green and out over to a little picturesque village on a hill called Motovun ,breathtaking! We were shown all around this amazing property ,and then brought into a tasting room , were we tried many wines , and had some Istrian cheeses , hams, breads , it was great !
Our second winery was called Matosevic , another great property, in such a pretty environment also. We sat this time outside in the garden with the sun shining down on us , shaded by the near trees in this tranquil oasis ! Great information again from our wine guide , who really drew us yet again with her vast knowledge and enthusiasam and kept us captivated that time just flew !
Agnieszka , was so kind to us, she actually drove us past the beautiful Lim Fiord,stopped to show us it and we took some photos .She is an excellent tour guide as she went above and beyond in doing this for us and also to arrange the day at such short notice. We cannot recommend this tour enough ,we are also planning on doing another tour at some stage on our return to Rovinj, as there are many different choices of wineries also full day tours and half day tours etc.. so it can suit everyone , it can even be tailormade to suit your specific requests, you are spoiled for choice, and believe me they are worth every penny!
Agnieszka is a brilliant guide,excellent knowledge and most of all a lovely person, that after minutes in her company you feel you have known her forever ! Our time booked with her was the highlight of our trip, she gave us precious memories of Istria, its countryside, its wines ,and the warm hearted people will stay forever in our hearts, while we dream of our return to what in our opinion was Paradise !