Wine and truffle tour
Truffles and bubbles country
In Central Istria, right above the shores of Lake Butoniga, there is a secluded village whose inhabitants see nothing special in having marenda (Istrian brunch) consisting of truffle omelet and a glass of sparkling wine. This luxurious lifestyle of Istrian peasants is easy to understand once you realize this hilltop village is surrounded by truffle forests and each family produces sparkling wine following traditional method that itself is older than 150 years.
In the morning we visit a truffle hunting family in Central istria, go for truffle hunt with dogs and enjoy truffle based lunch that consist of three courses (starters, main and dessert). Here you can purchase the truffles and various truffle based delicacies, like tartufatta, truffle spreads, truffle oil, truffle “nutella”… Afternoon is reserved for visit of two wineries, again in Central Istria. Depending on availability of winemaker, it is possible to include visit of a boutique winery that produces stellar sparkling wines that are available to taste and purchase only on its doors.
About this full-day wine tour
Available: Year around
Class timings: 9 am – 5 pm* (Rovinj pick-up)
Pick-up/drop-off: anywhere in Istria county
Group size: 2-6*
Wineries we visit: 2
Lunch: 3 truffle based courses
Vegan/vegetarian option: no/yes
Languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, German
*we can accommodate larger groups upon request