Istria is a real little hedonistic paradise, the perfect choice in the off-season, especially for those who do not like the summer crowds, still want to swim, but at the same time explore its hidden beauties.
These three places will especially enchant you.
Kabola Winery, a place of exceptional wines and unusual beauty
Everyone has heard of the Kabola winery. Wine lovers do not miss it, they enjoy its complex and powerful Malvasia and Teran aged in amphorae, and artists, photographers, filmmakers, and influencers, in its exceptional beauty and harmony of ambient architecture and nature.
The property looks magical. Especially in September, at harvest time. The hilly landscape with vineyards, a beautiful stone stanza, top quality wines, and peace have an almost therapeutic effect.
The owners of the winery, the Markežić family, deeply respect nature, with minimal interventions in the vineyard, apply organic production, so the exclusive wines and great olive oils of the Kabola winery carry the BIO ecological certificate.
Perfect harmony, almost unreal, like from a fairy tale. This is what Momjan looks like, a small town on a hill with scattered houses above which a castle rises.
Picturesque nature, endless vineyards, and olive groves woven into picturesque hills, friendly hosts, and unavoidable Istrian wines, among which Momjan Muscat occupies a special place – are the best invitation to relax and enjoy.
A walk to the Momjan castle is not to be missed. Ruined but impressive, with the remains of a suspension bridge and the chapel of St. Stephen, rises on a rock above the stream Argil.
Grožnjan, a town of jazz and art
Famous for Jazz is back! BP Festival, which bears the title of the best small festival in Europe, Grožnjan is a city of artists.
It is full of galleries and souvenir shops, with a view of about twenty surrounding Istrian villages from its medieval walls.
Located in the valley of the river Mirna, it attracts not only artists looking for inspiration, but also gourmets who enjoy great dishes, famous Istrian olive oils, and fine wines.