Wine is an important element of Croatian culture and lifestyle. Thanks to its favorable geographical position, Croatia boasts premium wines from all over the country with more than 130 indigenous grape varietals - from Dubrovnik and Istria to Zagorje and Slavonija. When combined with local produce and traditional snacks, the pleasure becomes even better. The most popular are white wines, but guests can also enjoy red and rosé sorts.
Since wine is so deeply rooted in Croatian tradition, there are some exquisite accommodations located in vineyards and olive orchards. If you love a good glass of wine and are looking for wineries Croatia that can provide you with an all-around hedonistic experience, take a look at our list below.
As a hidden gem of Istria, Meneghetti Wine Hotel and Winery stretches over 120,000 square meters of vineyards and olive orchards. In the Meneghetti à la carte restaurant, you can try unique dishes prepared in a modern and healthy way, where you can also sign up for cooking classes.
Meneghetti offers different types of accommodations: villas, residences, suites, and rooms, depending on if you want a relaxing family vacation, romantic gateway, or leisurely contemporary vacation.
The hotel is situated 1.9 km from its own beach has an indoor and outdoor pool, spa, and fitness center. It's especially loved by recreational runners and people who love biking, long walks, and relaxing in the pool.
The eclectic Winery & Design Hotel Roxanich is located in the small town of Motovun in Istria and offers accommodation, a restaurant, a bar, a seasonal heated outdoor pool, and a garden. The hotel features 32 rooms and suites with a panoramic view of the Mirna river's valley and surrounding vineyards.
To release the stress, visitors can choose between a classic Finnish sauna or a hammam experience of a Turkish bath.
After a relaxing day, guests can head to the hotel's restaurant for a fine dining experience. The menu uses local organic produce with a modern touch based on the zero-kilometer cuisine. The amazing taste of homemade, manually crafted pasta goes great with a selection of exceptional wines.
Just 4 km from Aquapark Istralandia lies the exquisite Cattunar Wine Residence with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a fitness center, and a shared lounge. Situated in the middle of the Cattunar vineyards, this deluxe hotel is the ultimate place for enjoying some peaceful time and relaxation.
Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast with local produce in the morning and a sauna or a hot tub after a day of exploring nearby attractions. Great climate, clean sea, and fresh air make a winning combination for those who love to be active on their holidays and try out activities such as mountaineering, sea kayaking, kayaking and canoeing along the Mirna River, fishing, or biking.
From Brtonigla, you can reach Novigrad, Poreč, or Umag and visit the old city center of Novigrad, Euphrasius Basilica in Poreč, the arena in Pula, and Motovun. One of the largest caves in Istria, cave Mramornica, is also close to the Wine Residence Cattunar.
Pelješac Peninsula is known for premium red wines and vineyards that are a fruit of manual labor since the hard terrain doesn’t allow machinery work. It’s also the home of Villa Korta Katarina, a go-to destination for lovers of fine wines, gourmet food, and breathtaking views. Eight luxury suites have antique furnishings combined with the latest smart room technology, resulting in five-star ratings all across the board.
However, one of the essential features of Korta Katarina is culinary experiences for all your senses with whispering waves of the Adriatic Sea. The hotel also offers six types of tastings with carefully paired local specialties.
The location is easily accessible from Dubrovnik while also providing privacy and quiet since it’s out of the frenetic tourist activity.
The list of the best wineries Croatia wouldn't be complete without the Boutique Wine Hotel Boškinac. It's situated on a hill surrounded by pine trees and vineyards with a terrace overlooking the Novalja valley. Eight rooms and three suites are designed to reflect the island's ethnographic heritage but with modern comfort.
Vineyards in Pag island have been cultivated by generations and influenced by the force of the southern jugo wind, sea salt, and particular minerals in the island’s soil. In Boškinac winery, guests can taste all those unique flavors and find out more about winery traditions.
The hotel is housed in a stone house with handcrafted designer furniture, and all rooms are equipped with air conditioning, Wi-Fi, a minibar, TV, and a private bathroom.