Malvasia enthusiasts don't miss this event. What the 2023 harvest brings will be revealed to us by Istrian winemakers at the traditional premiere tasting of young wines
En Primeur organized by Vinistra, the association of Istrian winegrowers and winemakers, is one of the most attractive events on the increasingly dynamic Croatian wine scene. Sixty Istrian winemakers will present Malvasias from the 2023 harvest to wine connoisseurs, distributors, sommeliers, oenologists, restaurant owners, wine critics, and wine lovers.
The traditional premiere tasting of the most famous Istrian variety is scheduled for February 12th at the Esplanade Zagreb hotel, and this year, winemakers from the Istrian peninsula will be joined by colleagues from Kvarner with young Žlahtina wines.
Following the tasting of new vintages in France, the first Croatian En Primeur was organized by the Vinistra Association back in 2010, and since then, before Valentine's Day, Istrian winemakers come to Zagreb for a day to socialize with business partners and wine lovers with young Malvasias.
Expectations are high this year despite a challenging vineyard year full of twists, but there is no doubt that the wine masters in the vineyard and cellar have once again extracted the maximum and announce top surprises for Zagreb.
The concept of En Primeur remains the same. The tasting is divided into two parts, from 1 pm to 4 pm exclusively reserved for the business audience, and from 4 pm to 7 pm for the general public. The entrance, as every year, is free, but only those who register here will be able to enjoy young Istrian Malvasias. This will be a great announcement for the jubilee 30th Vinistra, which will take place from May 10th to 12th in the Žatika hall in Poreč.