In October 2011, Brava Wine Company took the first group of travelers through Istria to experience the beautiful wines and the culinary riches. It’s also truffle season and time for the olive harvest, so we had a very full weekend of amazing food and wine! A similar trip will be repeated again several times in October.
You can read all about this trip here or join us in Istria for a weekend in October of 2012- more information about upcoming trips can be found here.
Arriving at the Truffle Festival…
…on a crisp autumn day, one traveler is saving his energy for the truffle tasting.
The group in Livade for the Zigante Tartufi festival
At Misal Winery
Ana pours sparkling wine at her family winery.
A long day of truffles, wine and fresh air calls for pizza and… more wine!
The pizza wiz
The next day, we are enjoying a four course traditional wine lunch in Višnan.
Joined by Peter Poletti who introduces us to his delightful wines.
Helping Poletti pour for my guests.
Muškat Ruža to go with the fritule we brought back to his winery.
In Poletti’s winery
Poletti gets up in the archive section to fetch a bottle of wine for us!
Vines. olives and the sea as seen from Višnjan.
Freshly harvested olives to be pressed.
Admiring the olives.
Pouring a bottle of freshly pressed olive oil.
It’s onto Roxanich Winery in Nova Vas
Pouring Roxanich for one of my great guests!
Barrel samples in the winery at Roxanich.
A post-tour glass of wine on the terrace at our place before we head out to dinner. (Sorry boys and girls, the fingerless rainbow gloves aren’t for sale).
Our final dinner at Divino in Poreč, specialized in gourmet preparations of fresh fish.