We are excited to be featured in Zinfandel Advocates & Producers’ (ZAP) Roots of Zinfandel program in Croatia next April 30-May 5, 2017. This is the first tasting and travel program to bring Californian and Croatian wine producers together with wine enthusiasts on a tour to the ancestral home of Zinfandel.

Croatian native Ivo Jeramaz, Vice President of Vineyards and Production for Grgich Hills Estate, will be one of the presenters, joined by fellow California wine producers Joel Peterson, Founder of Ravenswood Winery, David Gates from Ridge Vineyards, Rich Parducci of McNab Ridge Vineyards, and Randle Johnson from Hess Collection and ArteZin.

The five-day program will be based in Split at the Radisson Blu Hotel.  The breathtaking Dalmatia coastline will serve as the backdrop for travelers to find their own private island or hidden cove, explore a rich culture and historical sites, relax on the beaches, and indulge in the mouth-watering local cuisine with wines to match. Participants will have the chance to mingle with some of California’s and Croatia’s most famous wine producers in a series of private parties, meals, tastings and tours to neighboring islands and vineyards.

And, the best part! You’ll be traveling with fellow wine lovers who share a passion for Zinfandel and want to explore the world of wine in a whole new way. This incredible journey promises new adventures as we explore the history, gorgeous landscape and wines of Croatia!

Istria Extension!

For those looking for a few more days in Croatia, Food & Wine Trails has created an optional post-extension to Istria featuring 3 nights at Hotel Lone in picturesque Rovinj, welcome dinner, Kozlovic Winery tour & tasting, tour, tasting and wine-paired lunch at winery or nearby restaurant, day at leisure in Rovinj or tour, tasting and wine-paired lunch at Matosevic Winery. This tour also has an option to extend in Venice before flying home.

For prices and further information click here  or call Food & Wine Trails 800-367-5348.


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