...in all the colours of wine
We invite all wine and nature enthusiasts to mark 18 May on their calendars and register for the Istria Wine & Walk adventure through northwestern Istria. You are in for a treat: 11 km of an inspiring walk, meeting 9 first-class Istrian winemakers, 9 local producers and caterers and delighting in 7 tasting stops.
- Departure from Buje
- Arrival to the Santa Lucia vineyard
- Meeting the winemakers and local producers and caterers every 2 km along the trail
- Lookout on the Kastanjari hilltop
- Škarline Nature Park
- Tigor Gallery and the "Tigor's friends" exhibition
- Cattunar wine cellar
- Veralda wine cellar
- Returning to Buje by bus – party and with food and wine offer
The wine and walk event will start in Buje where you'll get your tasting glass and a map of the trail and board a bus. It will take you to the first stop, the amazing, half a century old Santa Lucia vineyard, the starting point of your wine and walk tour of the vineyards and olive groves.
Istrian winemakers and other local producers will greet you with their luscious culinary treats and divine wines at every 2 km. Enjoy the straw-yellow shades of Istrian Malvasia and ruby red colours of red wines. The secret of their enjoyable flavour is in the white soil you will be walking on, the sunny vineyard slopes you will be passing by and the pleasant breeze that will follow you on your way.
Your adventure will also take you to a lookout from which you can zoom in on the Ćićarija tops and the sea in the distance, as well as to the Škarline Nature Park and its unique creeks and small lakes, the "Tigor's friends" exhibition in the Tigor Gallery and 2 wine cellars nearby Brtonigla.
A glass of wine and a stroll is always a great combination. If you add performance by the exciting Istra Inspirit group at Santa Lucia vineyard, it’s something you simply can’t miss. Istra Inspirit will tell legends about wine and grape vines through an interactive performance spiced up with song and dance. You will encounter accordion and guitar music along the way, and make sure to bring your camera to take a selfie with the donkeys at Radin Ranch at point 4. There will be entertainment, song and fun aplenty at this year’s Istria Wine & Walk!
On your way back to Buje, you will stop at a small fair featuring a party that will last until late in the evening. There you will be able to buy the wines that you were thrilled by, as well as some other products to make sure that you will remember this walk in all the colours of wine.
- Departure point: Buje town center (St. Servulus Square)
- 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. – Bus departure from the St. Servulus Square towards the starting point (every 20 minutes)
- 3 p.m.- 8 p.m. – Bus departure from the endpoint towards the St. Servulus Square (every 20 minutes)
- Oštarija Rondo
- Aminess point
- Family Farm Radošević
- Family Farm Duniš
- All event point
- Primizia food & wine
- Morgan Konoba
Bring your camera and take the award-winning photo of the Istria Wine & Walk!
Download the path map Istria Wine and Walk.