On 11 km of trails through vineyards and olive groves, visitors had an opportunity to taste the wines of top Istrian winemakers at seven stops, refresh themselves with various specialties, such as Istrian cheese and prosciutto, canapés with truffles, and boškarin with polenta. In the end, they made a toast with rose and sparkling wines, with traditional Istrian desserts – kroštule and fritule.
Almost 400 wine and nature lovers from all over Croatia, but also from Italy, Slovenia and Germany, went on an unforgettable adventure, and we bring you their impressions at first hand.
Katarina Nemet, Novigrad
I found out about this attractive manifestation on Facebook and immediately became interested in the idea. It seems like something very positive, where we will experience many new things in wine, food, and in nature. The event should definitely be repeated, and even expanded to the coastal areas.
Svjetlana and Darko, Krk
We saw the announcement for the event and were immediately interested. We are not familiar enough with the area despite the fact that we live near Istria, and we love wines! The organisation is perfect – all the way from the reception, stops, to this sunny day, and, of course, the wine!
We were delighted with the route and weather. We are happy because it is sunny today and the weather is working in our favour. We liked the wine the most. But, of course, we also liked the nature, location, the view, atmosphere.
Miralem and Melita, Zagreb
We found all the information on the Internet and everything is well networked. It is very nice and is a warranty of success. We believe this is a day we will remember!
Wine and walk seemed like a good, excellent manifestation, and this has proved to be true so far. I love the nature, landscapes, and the company is perfect too. I will not even comment on the wine because malvasia deserves an A+! I hope the event will be organised next year too and have even more people.
Considering that I come from Osijek and do not know Istria well, this is a very good opportunity for me to get to know the Istrian hinterland. I like the idea that we can taste true Istrian wines and delicacies. I was delighted by the Zigante truffles. I have been a gastro blogger since recently, only for a few months, but I plan many things. The more manifestations like this, the better. We should socialise, get to know Istria and take advantage of its qualities.
Katja, Izola, Slovenia
We came from Izola and my husband found out about the event online. It is beautiful and the weather is also beautiful. We have liked everything so far. We are frequent guests in Istria, but this is our first time at an event like this. If it was organised again, we would certainly come back and bring more friends.
Albert and Nataša, Funtana
I love Istrian wines and all manifestations related to Istria and gastronomy in general. It is wonderful. I was delighted by this feeling of connecting the moving though landscapes where the wine is made – which I believe is the best wine in Croatia and further, with walking and recreation. It seemed like a winning combination. All that is necessary: good company, nice weather perfect for walking, landscapes and wine.
Marina and Luka, Zagreb
We like it a lot. It is something completely new and interesting. This is an excellent idea, a wonderful way to promote Istrian tourism, wineries and the way in which things are done here. We love the part of getting to know autochthonous Istrian wines with going through vineyards, the merger of nature and the autochthonous product. If the event was organised again, we would recommend it and come in even bigger numbers.
Manuela, München, Germany
I like it a lot. The nature is beautiful and I believe the event is very interesting for people from Germany. We read about the event online and we come to Istria often because we have a house near Novigrad. We also like the food and wine – it is perfect!
I believe the organisation is perfect. I am here with my friends from Istria and we have been looking forward to the event for a long time. You have a very good website on which I found all the necessary information. Istria has excellent gourmet products. Apart from wine, there are olives and olive oil, truffles, cheeses. Everything is perfect!
We follow all events in Istria, and we always support ideas like this. This connection of walking and tasting is ideal for people such as my wife and me, who love to walk, and we also love exceptionally good food. It absolutely fulfilled our expectations!
The event was above expectations. We feared there would be rain, but the weather was beautiful today. It was demanding between the first and second stop because it went uphill, but we already have enough fuel to go on. First of all, the ambiance is beautiful, the nature, the weather is excellent. There is enough wine and food and we cannot wait to go through all the stops.