Taste the Wines: A wine story
Go on a quest to discover the perfect "glass of strength".
They used to say that there is strength in wine. For a half-day of physical activity in the vineyard, a litre of black "bevanda" and a piece of homemade bread with a few drops of olive oil were enough. Go on a quest to discover the perfect "glass of strength".
It starts the moment you look towards the hills in the hinterland from the seashore. The story of Istrian wine. On the sun-lit slopes, the best variety of vine thrives and provides excellent fruit. They used to say that there is strength in wine. For a half-day of physical activity in the vineyard, a litre of black "bevanda" and a piece of homemade bread with a few drops of olive oil were enough.
First stop: Tona's house
After experiencing the historical, economic and cultural importance of wine in this area, you can sample its delicious nectar from ripe grapes. Time to head from Portorož towards St. Peter...
The biggest landmark in the small village of St. Peter is Tona's house, a traditional Istrian stone house that today serves as an ethnological museum. It was named after the local owner Antonia Gorela, who was its last owner.
Besides the authentic architecture, it also shows how the people of the area lived from the turn of the 19th to the early 20th century. You will also grow acquainted with the historical role of female traders called Šavrinke and see how the olive press or torkola works. While walking around the house, you will also come across Tonina Gorel's preserved personal items.
Second stop: "Na Burji"
Accompany your lunch prepared with local specialities at the inn "Na Buri" with some good wine. Take the opportunity to taste the excellent wines of renowned winemaker Pucera from Vrh. Try its Malvasia, with its distinctive peach and apricot flavour!
Final stop: A tour of the stone House of Kapeluča
Finally, the Legend of Istrian Garlic and a tour of the stone House of Kapeluča, which houses an ethnological collection of items from everyday life, will complete the image of wine that once softened the hard life of the area's inhabitants.
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