Food & Wine Pairings with local host

Spend an unforgettable evening around the table, soaking up the best of Croatian culinary traditions with a 3 course meal and complementary wine pairings. Learn about wine regions, varietals, and terroir as you sip on selected wines to highlight the flavors in each seasonal dish.

DESCRIPTION

Over the course of the meal, 3 delicious dishes featuring fresh-from-the-market products are served. The menu changes weekly based on seasonal foods, and each course is matched with a generous pour of a perfectly paired wine. As you dine, your host will introduce each bottle and answer questions, and explain each pairing, offering tips on deciding which wines go well with certain foods. Pick up information on Croatian main wine regions, the types of grapes grown there, and the styles of wines they produce. Learn some oenophile jargon, delve into the concept of terroir to study how climate and soil impact a wine’s characteristics, discover what means what on a Croatian wine label.

HIGHLIGHTS

Lovely evening out in a beautiful restaurant

Gourmet 3-course meal prepared by a talented Croatian chef

3 sommelier-selected wines that pair perfectly with the meal

Dinner host to present wines & answer all your questions

Exceptional venue in the heart of Zadar

Small group settings

INCLUSIONS

3-course meal

3 paired wines

Live presentation and tasting commentary provided in English

PRICE

40euros/person (300kn)

HOW TO JOIN US

To join our wine tasting, you need to book  on time, as group space is limited. Contact us today or visit us in our agency Art & Nature Travel at Borelli Street (ulica Borelli) number 5  in the old town of Zadar. Agency working hours: everyday from 09:00h – 14:00h & 16:00h – 20:00  Schedule: every day at 20:00h; rain or shine

Know Before You Book

You must be 18 years of age or older  to consume alcohol. Check-in is 10 minutes prior to your booked meal start time. Meeting point is at the „Art & Nature Travel“ agency

Zadar Hinterland Vineyard Hopping

If you are looking for a fun but informative one day wine tour during your visit to Zadar look no further!

This is chauffeur driven tour with tasting led by winemakers in each wineries. Tour begins at 10:30am and ends around 16:30pm, you will visit three, wineries and taste more than 9 great wines. You will also taste some tapas, local olive oils of great quality & have a lunch. See some spectacular scenery during the day. Buy favorite wines from producers directly. We will start day by driving to the 1st wine producer in Petrčane, around 20 minutes drive from Zadar

Since 1066. when the Croatian King Petar Krešimir IV. donated vineyards to the newly established Benedictine monastery of St.Mary in Zadar, which was led by its sister, a nun Čika, a great-granddaughter of the Queen Jelena and the Croatian king Mihajlo Krešimir II. the abbey has had in possession the vineyards on their property. On the land with a beautiful vineyard site where from the top wines Pošip, Crljenak and Plavac mali originate. You will taste 3 different wines led by winemaker and taste some tapas. After first wine producer we are heading toward second wine producer. It is around 40 minutes drive from Petrčane.

Winery is situated in the Zadar hinterland – right in the heart of Ravni Kotar in Nadin. The first top-quality wine comes from their winery. They have regularly been awarded with numerous product quality acknowledgements and their wines have been recognised and accepted by leading world and Croatian wine experts. Also not to miss that their wines are official in Europarlament and King of Sweden was visiting their winery and tasted their products. 15 hectares of vineyards are tilled according to the strictest norms of ecological manufacture and every wine bottle carries an eco label. You will learn about the wines they produce, taste 3 different vines led by winemaker and have a traditional dalmatian lunch with extra 2 glasses of wine. After lunch we are visiting third winery just 20 minutes drive from Nadin in the small village Polača.

The farm winery founded in 2006 is situated in Ravni Kotari in the vicinity of the city of Biograd na Moru (8 km) as the result of the implementation of the project carrying a symbolic name The Three Graces (olive, wine and figs). That same year 12 000 olive trees, 50 000 grape-vines and 800 fig trees were planted over some 50 hectares of burnt and mined “Karst”, all in ecological manufacture. They offer purchase of their products on the spot, visits to olive groves, vineyards and fig orchards, as well as tasting of wine, cheese and oil at the MasVin belvedere.

Today the farm cooperative, with its high quality wines (Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Crljenak, Yellow Muskat, Cuvee, Chardonnay, Marashtina), extra virgin olive oil and fresh and dry figs accomplishes enviable results, awards and acknowledgements at manifestations of all levels. You will taste 3 different vines led by winemaker and taste some cheese and olive oil.

After third winery you are going back to Zadar.

Cheers

PRICE INCLUDES

Transport in air-con vehicle with english speaking driver

3 Wineries visits with tasting led by winemakers in each winerie

Tasting more than 9 great wines

Olive oils,cheeses,tapas,lunch…

SCHEDULE

10:30am- Departure from Zadar

10.50am-1st Winery visit, wines,tapas…

12:30am-2nd Winery visit, wines, lunch….

14:50pm-3rd Winery, wine tasting with cheese and olive oil

Return trip to Zadar with arrival around 16:30pm

PRICE

100euros/person (750kn)

HOW TO JOIN US

To join our Zadar hinterland vineyard hopping tour, you need to book  on time, as group space is limited. Contact us today or visit us in our agency Art & Nature Travel at Borelli Street (ulica Borelli) number 5  in the old town of Zadar. Agency working hours: everyday from 09:00h – 14:00h & 16:00h – 20:00  Schedule: upon request.

Know Before You Book

You must be 18 years of age or older  to consume alcohol. Check-in is 10 minutes prior to your booked meal start time. Meeting point is at the „Art & Nature Travel“ agency

Tastes and Aromas of Pag

Pag Cheese Factory Guided Tour and lunch

Would you like to see for yourself the production and feel the aromas and tastes of the best cheeses made at the most awarded Croatian Dairy?

Visit and learn in the Gligora Dairy according to the following program:

  • the story of the Gligora Dairy and our production
  • tour of the production facility in the Dairy
  • visit to the ripening room in the Dairy cellar
  • tasting various Gligora cheeses in the tasting room on the upper floor of the Dairy with a breath-taking view
  • opportunity to make a purchase at the Gligora Store next to the Dairy

The island of Pag is most diverse Adriatic island with the highest number of basins, where the mild Mediterranean climate and the rough and cold continental climate of the snowy mountain tops meet thanks to the nearby Velebit, the most beautiful Croatian mountain.

Pag cheese is a beauty made of sage and immortelle, mugwort and cistus,
Jerusalem thorn and fennel msalted by hurricanes from two basins
eaten by Biliška and Mrkuša Kaloka and Rogulja, Ćala and Pećara
hiding among babulja rocks.

The bora, the sheep, the man. And the island of Pag. Here comes the recipe for Pag cheese, the most famous Croatian autochthonous cheese. The bora – the cold wind, rough and dangerous, unpredictable, moody, and so much needed. Needed for survival of the fittest. Only the plants such as sage, immortelle, cistus, Jerusalem thorn, fennel, could survive growing in the salty soil receiving the sea water from two basins: the channel under Velebit, and the Bay of Pag, and containing the salutary aromatic substances. The Pag sheep – called Biliška, Ćara, Pećara, Rogulja and Kaloka, resisted to the bora during centuries. The sheep eat aromatic plants in the meadows, among the rocks called babulji. The sheep are fully accustomed to the rough island weather and present an autochthonous species being kept freely on the pastures. Only the strongest and the most resistant can survive on the island. Together with the Pag sheep humans also survived here. They received the wool, the skin, the meat and finally the cheese from the sheep. The cheese is the Pag’s essence, the beauty. But it is not easily obtained. People used to get up before the dawn, build drystone walls, milk the sheep with their hands, turn the cheese around to preserve it…. a battle. Who is the strongest one? The bora, the island, the sheep? The human? But the effort is always recognized.

Discover the beauty of a so called moon island taste the famous pag chees, visit Gligora cheese factory and enjoy in the traditional lunch.

PRICE INCLUDES

Transport in air-con vehicle with english speaking driver

Pag cheese factory guided tour

Tasting 7 best cheeses and 2 glasses of wine or juice

Traditional lunch

SCHEDULE

09:30am- Departure from Zadar with few stops on the way

11:00am-Gligora Pag cheese factory guided tour

12:30am-Traditional lunch

Return trip to Zadar with few stops on the way arrival around 15:30pm

PRICE

90euros/person (680kn)

HOW TO JOIN US

To join our Tastes and aromas of Pag tour, you need to book  on time, as group space is limited. Contact us today or visit us in our agency Art & Nature Travel at Borelli Street (ulica Borelli) number 5  in the old town of Zadar. Agency working hours: everyday from 09:00h – 14:00h & 16:00h – 20:00  Schedule: upon request.

Know Before You Book

You must be 18 years of age or older  to consume alcohol. Check-in is 10 minutes prior to your booked meal start time. Meeting point is at the „Art & Nature Travel“ agency

CONTACT US

Art & Nature Travel

Address: Street plemića Borelli 5, 23000 Zadar, Croatia
Phone: +385 91 32 79 777
E-mail: info@art-and-nature-travel.com

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