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Largest Wine Festival in Central Croatia Starts This Week

urbanovoThe largest wine festival in central Croatia is set to start tomorrow…

Urbanovo 2015, which is a traditional international manifesto which promotes the culture of wine and cuisine in the Međimurje area in central Croatia, will be held this year from 15 to 31 May. The 17-day event, which is all held on Međimurje’s well-known wine road, features wine fairs and a wine cellars open day.

– 15 – 17 May – Pušipela Festival & Winemaking, Viticulture and Wine-equipment Fair
– 22.- 23 May – Wine Cellars on Međimurje Wine Road Open Day
– 30 – 31 May – St. Urban Holiday – Traditional wine ball

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According to locals it were the Romans who were the first to plant grapevines on the gentle hills of Međimurje. Today, Međimurje’s Wine Road, which winds through the beautiful landscape of central Croatia, connects around 30 wine cellars and tasting rooms with more than 2,500 acres of vineyards.

(photo credit / Vjeran Petrovic)

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