Wine Day 2022
22nd Wine day
Wine day of Istria this year, again awaits you the last Sunday of May.
The favorite Istrian eno-event after Vinistra continues its tradition this year as well! On the last Sunday in May, May 29, 46 facilities, top Istrian wineries, including four distilleries, will open their doors to visitors.
The Istrian celebration of the World Wine Day is a traditional event with more than twenty editions organized by the Association of Winemakers and Vinegrowers of Istria "Vinistra", the Tourist Board of the County of Istria and the County of Istria. It is an ideal day for lovers of a good drop of wine and lovers of the seductive flavors and aromas of the charming landscapes of Istria, which have the most beautiful view of the Adriatic Sea and are known for their rich history.
The 22nd edition of Wine Day - Days of Open Wine Cellars will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. throughout Istria. Everyone who wants to travel the wine roads, taste the best wines and more is more than welcome.
The wine roads are divided into six clusters: Northern Istria with a traditionally dominant number of involved households including one distillery, Poreština with 13 open facilities including two distilleries and Central Istria, Eastern Istria, Rovinjština and South Istria.
During the announced hedonistic experience, most of the most famous varieties of wine will be offered, from Istrian Malvasia, Teran, Muscat, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon to excellent coupages and numerous other varieties, as well as winning wines from the last 28th Vinistra exhibition - undoubtedly something for everyone.
At the same time, it is an opportunity to take a look at attractive and authentic wineries, unique tasting rooms and family estates where guests will be welcomed by friendly hosts with pleasant wine stories and tastings, as well as the opportunity to buy premium bottles. This year, in addition to wine, three wineries will offer visitors strong alcoholic beverages from their own production, and one producer will exclusively offer strong alcoholic beverages.
It is important to note that the places in the wine cellars are limited, and it is necessary for visitors to announce and book a visit in advance. Otherwise, without a confirmed reservation, the host has the right to refuse visitors. Also, out of 46 establishments included, eight establishments will charge for tastings and they are additionally listed and marked on the flyer.
A leaflet with a list of wineries participating in this year's Wine Day can be downloaded from the portal www.istra.hr as well as from the Facebook and Instagram profiles of VisitIstria and Vinistra.
The Wine Day project was presented for the first time in Italy in 1993 under the auspices of the "Movimento per il turismo del vino" association from Montalcino in Tuscany. The initiative was launched because none of those responsible in wine tourism recognized the huge potential that was offered. Apart from rare exceptions, the majority of wine cellars in Italy were not accessible to guests. Since 1998, Sonoma Valley in California, the Suntory company with properties in Japan, the province of Yamanashi (east of Tokyo), Stellenbosch (JAR), Conarwarra (Australia), Mendoza (Argentina) and regions in Chile and Uruguay have also been included in the project. , thus taking on the characteristics of a real global movement. In 1999, the Goriška brda and Istria were included in the Wine day project for the first time, and after a very successful edition with 37 open wine cellars and around 800 visitors, the event over the past twenty years has become an unmissable event and a recognizable trademark of Istria.