Aura Distillery
Aura Distillery
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Speciality & Gift ShopsDistilleries
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
The company ''Aura proizvodi'' is dedicated to the production of exclusive traditional products such as brandies and jams and other autochthonous products made of wild herbs and wild fruits picked in a clean environment at the slopes of the mountain Ćićarija, far away from roads and inhabited places. From the initial production for our own needs, we have developed into a family-owned company that primarily focuses on the quality of its products. The products need to be of the same quality as the homemade products our grandmothers produced - without preservatives and artificial ingredients. We produce and offer many interesting delicacies: jams made of nettles, mint, dandelions, sage, elderflower, figs, plums and cornel. We also produce brandies ageing up to three years - they macerate for six months, and are then distilled. After that, the distillate is returned to the macerate, which is decanted up to six times in the following two and a half years in order to naturally loose lees, thus creating a final product ready for the market. In addition to the traditional Biska, Medica and Teranino we produce brandies made of sage, mint, cornel, carob, olives and almonds, wild pears, wild apples, rose petals, rosehip, forest fruits and herb brandy. We are the only ones on the market that produce the Biska extra, made of white mistletoe picked exclusively from apple trees. Our products can be found in better wine shops across Croatia, delicatessen shops, renowned hotels and high-class restaurants. We also have four shops - in Hum, the smallest city in the world, in Vrbnik on the island of Krk, in the national park Krka and in Buzet where our headquarters is. The products ''AurA'' are recognised by the market as top-quality brands in which a lot of work and immense amounts of love for each product were invested. Our slogan embodies everything we previously mentioned: 'PICKED BY HAND, PREPARED WITH LOVE'. Your health is our delight.
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  • Cora S
    38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Yes! Stop here!
    While visiting the area with my family, we stopped by the distillery just to check it out. Our expectations were surpassed. We were met with friendly faces and delicious drinks to try as well as a charcuterie tray. They even gave us a quick tour of their operation. Everything we tried was delicious! Ksenija was a wonderful hostess and mixed some killer drinks!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 7, 2023
  • Casper S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice experience
    We visited the Aura distillery in Buzet because we tried the Teranino in Pula. We were taken very good care of and got to try a lot of different liqeurs. We were also given a tour of the actual distillery. Very pleased with the visit and would recommend it to anyone.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 13, 2023
  • Paul H
    Durham, United Kingdom7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Istrian travel
    The visit to this Distillery was an absolute pleasure. The staff are so friendly and we were offered an assortment of their brandies to taste. The distillery itself is a well designed environment to enjoy the tasting experience as it is both stylish and relaxing. Tours of the distillery can be undertaken and whole experience is highly recommended.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 6, 2023
  • Ron J
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit for their excellent products and Kristian is a superb host.
    From the moment we set foot inside, we were greeted by one of the most welcoming hosts we have met. Kristian was extremely hospitable, took us on a tour of their distillery. We sampled a few of their excellent spirits and liqueurs along with some of their chocolates and jams. If you haven't tried Aura products, I highly recommend you do and if you are in Buzet or anywhere in central Istra it is a stop that should be on your itinerary.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 18, 2023
  • Tefek 3
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An evening to remember
    A visit that was not planed ending like one of the best. Ksenija was kind and offered us to try everything we want including cocktails. There was also a plate full of local specialities. All spirits were top, but the best one was the millefrutti. Yes you should try it. We also vistied the production line near the shop. Will come back for sure! Great drinks, food, staff and location!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written September 13, 2023
  • Ivana K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see in Istria
    Ksenija was a great host, Kristian is an excelent guide and Andrea was a nice bartender. Distilery is a must see in an old 1903 built stone house with a free tour of the cellars. This is a must when you are in Istria.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 2, 2024
  • Stephanie L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Place to be
    I had the most amazing experience visiting this family distillery. From the warm welcome to the informative tour, every moment was truly special. The passion and dedication of the family members were evident in every aspect of the distillery, from the production process to the tasting room. I learned so much about the craft of distilling and enjoyed sampling some of the finest spirits they had to offer. I highly recommend a visit to this hidden gem for anyone looking to experience the true essence of artisanal spirits. Thank you for a memorable visit!
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled on business
    Written April 20, 2024
  • Sara S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Experience
    Amazing place and the most amazing experience visiting Distillery Aura. We received a very warm welcome with a nice trip through the cellar and production where everything was explained to us. The staff is very kind and always ready to serve you a new round of their products – which are relly relly relly GOOD! Everything we tasted was simply amazing. Highly recommend to visit the place!
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 26, 2024
  • Alina_S
    Starnberg, Germany6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding hospitality
    We decided to drop in while visiting Buzet. The outside terrace is very inviting, a successful mix of modern and traditional spirit. The staff members Xenia was even more welcoming and poured the famous Bisko for us. The taste is very mild and the various local herbs contribute amazingly well to the fine flavor. Xenia took us on a short tour through the distillery. Over all we really enjoyed the outstanding hospitality and recommend experiencing it yourself, when visiting the area.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 20, 2024
  • Martina V
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience in Istria
    The destilery is really nice, everything we tried was really tasteful and presentable, but the nicest part is the stuff. The professionalism, kindness, expertise and the vibe are top notch. We'd recommend it to all our friends and family and give it 10/10.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 30, 2024
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Alen L
117 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
We heard this from friend so decided to dropp by. Spacious, very well designed and decorated space - separate space and divided rooms for productions of teranino, gin, differents brandies, fruits marmelades....The staff are very helpful, so you can taste most of the products for free and hear a story about the production and history of company. Everything was very fine, classy and tasteful. It is not cheap but it is worth of that.
Written February 24, 2022
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Kathyfitchett
Hayling Island, UK711 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
We had come across the aura shop in motovun and it would have been so easy to buy the teranino there but I had a suspicion that a trip to the distillery would be really worthwhile and interesting and I was right😍.

The building housing the distillery also houses a large tasting room and shop and both have been carefully created to provide a relaxed drinking experience. The seated area has dimly lit lights and interesting artefacts and creates a warm rustic feel. there was no pressure to buy and a soon we we entered we were offered their signature drink the teranino a red wine liquer similar to a mulled wine but not as sweet and even more tasty😍

There is a tasting bar and the staff are keen for you to try any of their products. We were also given an informative tour of the distillery.

We also tasted their gin and several of their fruit brandies and the orangecello their latest line😍. We were served a platter of local cheese meats and olives with bread which helped to soak up the alcohol 😁

We really enjoyed our time at the aura distillery the staff went out of their way to ensure we tasted as much as we wanted and there was no pressure to buy. The quality of the products speak for themselves it is just a matter of your taste 😍
Written July 29, 2022
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Lav
Zagreb, Croatia7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
We highly recommend Aura to all our friends who are visiting Istria. It is located in the city Buzet where the 7 waterfalls hiking trail starts, so make sure to combine these 2 great experiences.
We were welcomed with two glasses of Teranino, but that was just a start. Our hostess gave us a nice tour and explained the process from the beginning to the end. At the end of the tour, we tried at least 10 different rakijas, gin-tonic with Teranino, and we were offered Istrian prosciutto and cheese.
Make sure you have the designated driver before you come to Aura 😂
We will definitely visit this marvelous place again!
Written May 1, 2021
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petra V
Zagreb, Croatia50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Exterior was amazing and that's when we knew it was wonderful from the start. The interior was also very nice and you just can't believe your eyes. The staff was extremely polite and from the very first second you enter. We managed to try out most of the products they offer and everything was very nice and tasty. Would highly recommend both visiting the distillery and buying their products. Big shout out to the owners who are really dedicated to providing the best service and products possible.
Written August 21, 2022
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Toni
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Had a wonderful visit with tour of the distillery and complementary tasting. One can sample all of their 20 brandies or variety of house gin. Very nice ambient. Except from drinks, you are also complemented with a plate of Istrian cheese, olives and prosciutto. You do not feel pressured to buy anything and you can spend really nice time there. Recommend to go there by public transport or have a designated driver. :)
Written May 12, 2022
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Anna K
Amsterdam, The Netherlands6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
The absolute best experience! We drove there just for a quick stop and ended up spending almost an hour. Didn't want to leave this place at all! The lady in Aura showed us around, gave a tour of a distillery and explained about the process of making brandy and gin. She kept asking us if we wanted to try more things from the alcohols and food. We tried jams, liquors, gins (even the limited edition truffle one), jams. Then she brought our a big platter with the prosciuttos, olive oil, cheese and crackers. There was also ice cream that you could eat but we just couldn't try it anymore because of how full we got from all these things! The atmosphere is so amazing, it feels more like you went to visit your relatives. If you want to spend a great time and to try out the different things Istria has to offer – this place is the best stop you can make.
Written July 12, 2021
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Alex Z
Seattle, WA11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
A fantastic boutique distillery located below old Buzet. The interior is very well designed, as is every other aspect of this distillery - their branding, their labels, their bottles - the whole enterprise is a top notch product. Every gin and liquor on the menu taste amazing, including the navy strength gin which is actually smoother than most dry gins. Danijela was a wonderful host and gave us a great short tour of the distillery.
Written August 14, 2021
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Ines K
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
AurA Distillery offers a complete experience. Everything is beautifully decorated, from the entrance to the interior. The service is excellent and the products are top notch. On arrival you immediately receive a welcome brandy, and you can taste everything they have to offer. You can go on a tour of the distillery where they will explain the whole production process. The Aura Distillery offers many types of brandies, liqueurs, jams, chocolates, gins, gift packages... I am delighted with everything!
Written September 27, 2021
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Inspire56454213534
Mortsel, Belgium6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
We ended up in the Aura Distillery after visiting a local Hum shop where they sell its products. The place is a shop and small production site where you can walk around and taste their products. We saw the final stages of gin production and the packaging of bottles before being shipped. The smell in the production area is marvellous and reminded us of Christmas time with hints of glühwein and spicy gingerbread.
We were offered a plate with cheese, ham, olives, olive oil and bread to taste. Since we had bought at the shop in Hum their Karbun Navy Strength Gin – made out of 21 ingredients - I was wondering which tonic would go best with the gin and asked for the house style recipe. The lady at the bar was happy to tell us and instantly made us a complete gin&tonic which tasted truly wonderful. I have tasted a lot of different gins and have quite a collection of bottles at home, but this particular gin&tonic is definitely one of the best, if not the best I have ever tasted. Perhaps the surroundings, the experience and vacation atmosphere are defining factors in this. I instantly bought a couple of the tonics to take home and hope to be able to copy the taste.
The lady at the bar also made us two other gins and tonic of their collection. We were spoiled to say the least.
Finally Martina showed us and the other tourists around and told us about their history and business.
We spent quite some time in this place and enjoyed every moment of it. Martina and her friendly colleagues gave us an experience to remember. Thank you Aura-team!
Written August 9, 2022
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Saša B
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
If you are near Buzet in Istra (Croatia), whether you like or not like alcohol drinks, Aura Distillery is worth visiting. Friendly stuff will show you and explain the production. Besides unlimited free tasting of about 20 different drinks (many of which are their original and awarded product), in their tastefully arranged and cozy space they will treat you with delicious local cold plate (prosciutto, bread, olive oil, cheese and olives).
Everyone will find it's favourite drink(s), mine are TERANINO and GIN KARBUN.
Written January 11, 2022
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