Wine and truffle tour in Istria

In Central Istria, right above the shores of Lake Butoniga, there is a secluded village whose inhabitants see nothing special in having brunch consisting of truffle omelet and a glass of sparkling wine. This luxurious lifestyle of Istrian peasants is easy to understand once you realize this hilltop village is surrounded by truffle forests and each family produces sparkling wine following traditional method that itself is older than 150 years.

In the morning we will visit a truffle hunting family in Central istria and go for truffle hunt with dogs, enjoy truffle based lunch that consist of three courses (starters, main and dessert). Here you can purchase the truffles and various truffle based delicacies, like tartufatta, truffle spreads, truffle oil, truffle “nutella”… Afternoon is reserved for visit of two wineries, again in Central Istria in vicinity of Motovun. Depending on availability of winemaker, it is possible to include visit of a boutique winery that produces stellar sparkling wines tat are available to taste and purchase only on their doors.

Your host

Iva Novosel

Iva is an adventurer, traveler, writer, mother of three little pirates. In the interludes of exploring the world with them, she will make your visit an unforgettable experience through authentic local tastes and interesting stories.

  • Location: Istria
  • Available: Year round
  • Group size: 2-8
  • Duration: 6h
  • Lunch: yes


  • Visit a truffle hunting family in Central Istria and go for truffle hunt with dogs
  • Enjoy three course meal with truffles
  • Visit to typical Istrian wineries and taste the local wine
  • Pick-up/drop-off anywhere in Istria county