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With its quarter of a century long tradition, the importance that Umag tournament has for the destination is indisputable. For eight years, the Istria Gourmet Festival completes Umag tennis event featuring selected guest partners among Istrian restaurants, winemakers and olive growers.

For entertainment after tennis in the festival zone, the choice is not easy, from fine dining ambiance of Istrian Gourmet Restaurant with a selected gourmet offer, alongside the modern vision of traditional Istrian cuisine specialties in Naša kužina, till relaxed ambiance of Taste Istria, a rich wine & gourmet area offering over 30 tasting points. Taste Istria zone, is the place where popular wine tastings The hidden charms of Istrian wines take place each year, as well as presenting other wine & gourmet regional projects.

More information soon, about the novelties we are preparing for the 2018 in the tournament gourmet offer.

Restoran info

Istria Gourmet Restoran by Zigante tartufi

In a specially designed milieu, Istria Gourmet Restaurant will present Zigante Restaurant, one of the Croatian restaurants featured as a recommendation in the Michelin guide 2018 & 2019.

Restaurant Zigante has a long tradition of preparing dishes with Istrian truffles, professionally prepared by Chef Damir Modrušan.

Opening hours: 12.-21.7.2019. (Fri-Sun), 18.00-02.00h
Obligatory reservation for 13 July, 20-22 July 2019

Contact:
Tel. +385 (0)52 664-302
Mob. +385 (0)91 4 777 410
E-mail: info@livadetartufi.com
Web: www.restaurantzigante.com 

Naša kužina

Naša kužina restaurant by Pelagius

Opening hours: 12.-21.7.2019. (Friday-Sunday), 12.00-02.00h

Contact:
info@croatiaopen.hr

Taste Istria

TASTE ISTRIA

In the casual area with tasting points, along with the music of evergreen hits, taste the famous Istrian specialties.

  • 30 tasting points: selected Istrian wines, top Istrian sparkling wines, truffles, Istrian prosciutto and cheese, the offer of selected brandies and boškarin (Istrian ox) along with numerous local specialties
  • awarded wineries in 2017 on the list of Decanter and IWC in Taste Istria zone: Benvenuti, Degrassi, Fakin, Franković, Kozlović, Matošević, Misal, Tomaz, Veralda, Vina Istria.
  • coupons for tasting of wines and delicacies
  • branded glasses for rent within the zone

2018 brings novelties in the traditionaly, most visited gourmet tournament zone, more information soon.

Working Hours: 13.-22.7.2018. (Friday-Sunday), 19.00-04.00h

Taste Istria 2016.
Taste Istria 2015.
Taste Istria 2014.
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Hidden charms of Istrian wine

Wine tasting events The Hidden charms of Istrian wines have been created in 2012 as a result of a very satisfying collaboration with highest wine authorities of Istria, Vinistra and Croatian Sommelier Club. Till wine tastings in 2018, on the Umag wine tastings, we have tasted 116 wines from 27 superb Istrian wine cellars.

The one-hour wine tasting will present wine themes, from young Malvasia to aged Teran, winemakers are presenting through their wines the qualities of Istrian autochthonous wine varieties. The tasting participants will be provided expert assistance by Emil Perdec, a sommelier from the Croatian Sommelier Club, who will familiarize them with the professional world of wine tasting. As a part of each tasting, the participants will grade, through the customized professional evaluating method, the texture, fragrance, and taste of the wines, choosing daily winners of each wine theme, and ultimately the winning, best-rated ATP wine.

Tastings will be held each day 15-20 July 2019 at Taste Istria zone (from 9 p.m.).

The tickets for the HIdden charms of Istrian wines can be purchased in the Taste Istria zone (1 ticket = 50 Kn ). Please note that the program is in the Croatian language.

Check out the daily tastings program here.

ATP wine 2017

Fresh Malvasia 2016, Franković

Josip Franković

ATP wine 2016

Barbarossa 2015., Tomaz

Klaudio Tomaz

ATP wine 2015

Teran 2010., Kabola

Marino Markežić

ATP wine 2014

Malvazija 2013., Cattunar

Franko Cattunar

ATP wine 2013

Rose 2012., Veralda

Luciano Visintin

ATP wine 2012

Grand teran 2008., Coronica

Moreno Coronica

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Masterclass

Relying on the highly acclaimed wine tastings The Hidden charms of Istrian Wines, in cooperation with the Croatian Sommelier Club, for the selected wine audience, the Masterclass tastings of Istrian wines and brandy with guest world wine experts has been organized.

At the Masterclass 2015. Istrian wines were tasted by Paolo Basso, the world's best sommelier in 2013, and Giuseppe Vaccarini, a longtime ASI president (Association de la Sommellerie Internationale) and author of numerous sommelier manuals, tasted Istrian brandy in 2016. The leading Croatian sommelier Daniela Kramarić, presented her selection of Malvazija wines of different years, stylistics and areas, on a Masterclass tasting in 2016.

The Masterclass in 2017 offered us a look at the wine themes through the eyes of Suwi Zlatic, the best sommelier of Austria for the period 2014-2017, ambassador du champagne 2016., Vineus sommelier for 2016, and one of the best European experts for Sake. The theme of Masterclass in 2017 was the comparison of Istrian and Austrian wines, opening up the doors to a wine world beyond the Istrian region.

 

Masterclass 2017
Istrian vs. Austrian wines, Suwi Zlatic
Masterclass 2016
About Istrian grappa, Giuseppe Vaccarini
Masterclass 2016
The world of Malvasia, Daniela Kramarić
Masterclass 2015
About Malvasia & Teran, Paolo Basso
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