Istria
Karmelo 1 Rovinj
+385 52 813 006 +385 95 905 92 15 www.villa-dobravac.com
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Rating: Tastegasmic Tasting price: 6 – 10 €

Ambience: Modern, Wine geek, Panoramic

Services: Tastings with food pairings, Vineyard walk, Multilingual

Hectares | bottles: 4 | 20000

Organic: No

Other: Olive oil, Various produce

Large groups: Yes

On site shop: Yes

Drop in tastings: Yes

Word from the owner

Back in 1960, with an honest effort and a great desire to produce quality products, Gašpar and Foška Dobravac embarked on an adventure and started producing agricultural goods and offering their tourist services. They passed their love for the land and plants down to their son Damir who in 1994 took over the agricultural section and completely modernized it while his wife Natalina took charge of the tourist offer. Their children, daughter Carla and son Matej, are also involved in the family business, thus creating and expanding the family treasure of unique quality.

In addition to agricultural production on good quality Istrian land, family Dobravac, with its olive groves and vineyards, started to produce bottled wine and extra virgin olive oil "Ol" in 2008. The family wine cellar contains six varieties of high-quality wines: Suite, Sonata, Simphony, Allegro, Toccata and Fuga. Soon they will have also one sparkling wine, Preludio. As the estate developed and the offer was refined, family Dobravac received many acknowledgements and awards for their wines, including a whole range of medals (from bronze to gold) at Vinistra, wine and wine making equipment exhibition, as well as other awards won at local events. Apart from this, their oil was included in "Flos Olei", a guide to the world's best extra virgin olive oils, published by the leading expert Marco Oreggia from Italy.

In addition to agricultural production and natural growing of fruit and vegetables, top-quality wines and extra virgin olive oils, family Dobravac also offers unique accommodation in Rovinj with a view of the old city core and of the Adriatic sea. The synergy between these services ensures that guests enjoy this oasis of peace in the immediate proximity to the city centre while taking part in wine and food tastings as well as discovering top-class gastronomic offer. With a long-standing tradition, an exceptional effort, a desire and will to continuously advance, not to mention the implementation of new knowledge and technologies as well as great kindness and hospitality, family Dobravac welcomes every guest and offers them a memorable experience.

In the hotel, they opened a wine bar, run by one of the most respected Croatian sommelier, Karin Rupena Perdec. In the bar, the guests can taste all the wines from the Dobravac family, and each wine will be served with a little tapas that is deliberately paired with each individual wine.