In the kingdom of Muškat wine
Enological and cultural manifestation "In the empire of Muscat" will be held at a picturesque location in the vicinity of the medieval Momiano castle.
Momjanski Muškat is a dry, sweet istrian wine of a deep golden colour with an aroma reminiscent of wild carnations, roses and sage. Over the centuries, it has created its kingdom on the hills surrounding Momjan, a picturesque village near Buje.
The tasting of this typically Istrian wine is a special pleasure and its fans will get an opportunity to taste Muscats presented by the Momiano Muscateers, winemakers Kozlović, Markežić, Sinković, Prelac and Brajko.
Apart from the tasting, the visitors will also be treated to an interesting cultural program relating to Momiano history and the Momiano castle.
The manifestation is primarily organized for purposes of valorisation of Momiano Muscat and presentation of the area of Momjan and Buje.
The beginning of the main tomato harvest in Istria in early August also signifies the beginning of the Tomato Days in Umag. This gastronomic event is dedicated to favourite seasonal summer vegetable, it is unique in Croatia and it offers you a chance to taste the tomato in various combinations.
At the main square in Umag, along the entertaining programmes, you can also taste the dishes based on this vegetable, the real source of health and vitality. It is mostly šalša, the popular tomato sauce, with various types of pasta, which is the constituent part of every Mediterranean summer menu.
Trg slobode, Umag
St. Roch’s Feast
Brtonigla especially attracts its numerous domestic and foreign visitors in mid August, when a feast lasting several days is held to celebrate St Roch’s day, who is a patron saint of the town.
San Rocco Bike
You are an adventurer at heart. You like Istrian climate, people, culture and traditional food. You own a mountain bike, a helmet and a spare tyre tube.
You don't know what to do on 15 August? Look no further because we have a bike tour tailored to your taste!
San Rocco Bike & Wine Tour, paying homage to St. Roch, the patron saint of Brtonigla, offers you an opportunity to cycle in the capital of wine and Istrian gastronomy.
A 25 kilometre long trail will give you sufficient time to enjoy the beauty and energy selflessly offered by the green hills of Istria.
Registration and meeting place at 9:00 at the Tourist Office in Brtonigla, departure at 10 am.
Registration fee: 50,00 kn (T-shirt, water, lunch).
We recommend wearing a helmet.
The Holiday of Grapes
Buje is a place of fertile fields and vineyards. It has a one-hundred year old tradition of celebrating and giving thanks for the produce of its land. In early times, the festival symbolically marked the start of the grape-harvesting season. Today, it is a prominent and well-known celebration with a variety of programmes, numerous games, tasting sessions, music and dance.
On Sunday, Istria Granfondo Family & Gourmet Tour will take you on a 25 km long recreational ride around Novigrad and its surroundings, along the shore, through olive groves and vineyards. Cyclists over the age of 10 will enjoy the views and tastings of Istrian dishes at the refreshment stops.
Martinje - Feast Day of St. Martin
Each November, when the sweet juice of new wine is born, the town of Momjan celebrates the Feast Day of St. Martin, its patron saint. European traditions consider this Catholic saint to be the patron saint of vintners and wine growers and, in many countries, new wine is “baptised” on this very day.
Momjan, a small historical town north of Buje, is no exception. It is well known among wine and vine authorities.
The Momjan MTB marathon
Momian MTB marathon will take place in Momian, at 11 a.m. on November 15, to celebrate the day of the patron saint of Momian, St. Martin.
Since St. Martin is the patron saint of wine makers and wine growers, young wine is baptised on this day in many countries and regions.
The bicycle ride will start at the entrance to Momian, and participation fee is 40 kuna.
Participants will have lunch in a tent in Momjan, and refreshment will be available throughout the trail. A lottery is scheduled after lunch.
Walking along the Parenzana trail
On December 15, 1902, a train covered the route between Buje and Poreč for the first time, driving along the at the time new narrow gauge railroad Parenzana. It was thus that the second section of the railroad previously connecting Trieste and Poreč was put into operation. With the total length of 123 kilometres, it wound through the green landscapes of northwestern Istria, connecting 33 Istrian settlements.
Stella Maris, Umag
Mark the date 12 June 2021 and take part in the Umag Night RUN, a seaside night race. Run beneath the stars on a 2.5K, 5K or 10K course and experience a fantastic atmosphere and fun well into the late evening. The race starts at 9:00PM at Stella Maris Resort, and the finish line is at the same spot with food, a pasta party and an entertainment programme.