Rovinj wine tour
The tour of artisans and farmers
Rovinj is not only the most romantic Istrian coastal town whose streets get overcrowded with tourist in July and August. Its countryside hide many small family farms managed by passionate people that produce amazing olive oil, pickled olives, goat cheese, vinegar, raise donkeys, grow the best tomatoes in Istria but also produce rebellious, uncommon and curious wines. Like stellar red blends that include two to even seven (!) red grape varieties grown on Rovinj’s red soil vineyards near the sea. Think of malvazija aged in acacia barrels that still remains fresh, crispy and mineral or, if you prefer bold wines, a thick, oily, sherry like 15% malvazija considered by some sommeliers to be the best orange wine in Istria.
It is also the only EatIstria wine tour that may include visit of biodynamically managed vineyard and winery (depending on the availability of the winemaker). The tour also includes lunch in a off-the-beaten-path family konoba serving traditional Istrian dishes.
About this full-day wine tour
Available: Year around
Class timings: 10 am – 4 pm (Rovinj pick-up)
Pick-up/drop-off: anywhere in Istria county
Group size: 2-6*
Wineries we visit: 3
Lunch: 1 course**
Vegan/vegetarian option: yes
Languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, German
*we can accommodate larger groups upon request
**ask for more elaborate lunch