One of the good things about visiting the city of Zagreb is the number of options nearby for fantastic day trips, or longer, in nature.
If you are looking for a relaxing time surrounded by rolling hills and good food and wine then a trip to Vuglec Breg in Zagorje is worth putting on the list.
The unique little tourist village of Vuglec Breg is about a 40 km drive out of located in the heart of Zagorje, nestled between beautiful green rolling hills.
The Vuglec family’s aim was to convert the heritage of their ancestors into a lasting value and that is how they have created this little piece of heaven – winery, accommodation, and restaurant. In this charming authentic corner of Zagorje, they like to say how Vuglec Breg was created on the foundations of the old Zagorje hamlet of ”Vuglec” and also on life-experience and traditions of rural existence in Hrvatsko Zagorje, where healthy lifestyle was the norm until the 1970s.
The estate stretches over an area of 12 hectares and from the peak of the hill, which is at about 300 meters above sea level one can enjoy a magnificent view of the surrounding hills dotted with houses, cottages, and churches.
The land was renovated and a number of autochthonous houses, in Croatian called ‘hiža’, were converted into accommodation for tourists, an old building which holds the restaurant and wine cellar.
The restaurant serves a number of local delicacies, including Strukli soup, Zagorje dried meat and cheese platter, duck and lamb. After lunch, you can grab a coffee or wine and head down to one of the deck chairs on the lawn.
Right by the restaurant and along the first vineyard rows there is a pergola with a BBQ, a bread oven, and a summer terrace.
On the northern side of Vuglec Breg, there is a horse barn, a little pond, two tennis courts and two ‘five a side’ football fields.
You can check out more out on their website.