“Field of Dreams”
Meneghetti estate vineyards, Bale, Western Istria wine-growing hills, Istria sub-region, Coastal Croatia.
Located in the Istrian hinterland, 2 km away from the Adriatic Sea and 20 km from Pula, Meneghetti winery and estate grows the indigenous malvasia istriana grape, as chardonnay, pinot blanc, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot and refosco.
Wines produced by Meneghetti include:
~Meneghetti White (blend of chardonnay & pinot blanc)
~Malvazija (malvasia istriana)
~Meneghetti Red (blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon & cabernet franc)
~Meneghetti Sparkling (blend of chardonnay & pinot blanc)
Meneghetti also operates a lovely “stancija” – a beautifully restored country guest house where visitors can enjoy the Good Life – Istria style – while dining on locally-inspired culinary creations skillfully prepared by head chef Jean-Yves Messmere and drizzled with Meneghetti’s own extra virgin olive oil.
Or you can simply loiter on the veranda, listen to the summer cicadas, breathe in the fragrant aromas of Mediterranean herbs, and slowly sip a cool glass of Meneghetti sparkling wine whilst gazing across the vineyards as they peacefully soak up the warm Istrian sun. 🙂
“Under the Istrian Sun”
Text & photos © 2012 Cliff Rames