Checking In: Meneghetti Croatia
Meneghetti in Croatia is a hidden paradise that combines luxury and nature. You can enjoy complete privacy, experience overwhelming luxury and take pleasure in the uniquely beautiful scenery with neat rows of endless vines. Excellent service, gourmet restaurant, a working winery, spa center, outdoor and indoor pools are just part of the Meneghetti magic. Renovated with care and a lot of finesse, this estate continues the tradition of Stancija Meneghetti from the mid-19th century, bringing back the old dream in which a rural, peaceful and fragrant landscape meets the elegance of life in Istria. Book your stay here>
A new chapter in the history of Stancija began in 2001 when it was taken over and completely renovated. Today Meneghetti serves as a wine and gourmet destination, combining wine hotel, gourmet restaurant and a working winery in one place. Meneghetti is the synonym for the quality of life in harmony with nature. Situated in the countryside, stancija displays sophistication and elegance best presented by its most important products, wine, and olive oil, in its natural surroundings.
Located in the rural landscape amidst untouched nature, Meneghetti Wine Hotel offers luxury and privacy to its guests.
Since 2013, the Hotel is part of Relais & Châteaux, the international fellowship of exclusive hotels and restaurants. It has also won many awards and recognitions, like listing among top 10 international hotels as voted by Booking.com guests in 2014, and among top 10 European food hotels according to Geo Saison magazine in 2016.
If you wish to unwind you can visit the new Energy Clinic Spa Centre, but if you prefer a more active holiday you can visit the fitness facility, along with a sauna and swimming pool. You can even go for a run or rent a bike and visit one of the numerous Istrian trails. Meneghetti is located very near the Adriatic coast, so you can also swim on some of the nearby beaches. For golfers, Brijuni National Park is close by, offering an 18-hole golf course on top of its natural beauties. If you prefer just an easy stroll, the cities of Pula and Rovinj, filled with cultural heritage, are only a 20-minute ride away.
The Hotel features exceptional sophistication and elegance in its architecture. Wooden beams and floors in combination with modern and antique furniture create the perfect setting for an ideal vacation, evoking the atmosphere of the past enhanced with modern amenities. Since 2016, the Hotel consists of 25 luxurious accommodation units, ranging from 10 rooms and suites to 15 deluxe residences, with their own terrace and a garden.
Meneghetti restaurant offers a modern interpretation of traditional cuisine based on local ingredients. For the experience to be complete, each dish is carefully paired with top-quality Meneghetti wines and olive oils, produced on the estate. Meneghetti Restaurant has won many awards and recognitions, like 15 points and two hats in Gault & Millau, one of the most important gourmet guides, as well as the listing of the world’s top 1000 restaurants according to La Liste.
The grapes at Meneghetti are harvested manually and arrive in the cellar and the wine press by free fall, without pumps, and the vinification is done carefully and naturally. They are aware that excellence does not know boundaries and limitations, so they try to give their wines international character, but at the same time preserve their Istrian spirit.
Olive oils produced on the Meneghetti estate represent supreme products of olive-growing industry. They offer a triumph of aroma and taste. In the kitchen, these oils give that magic touch which turns an ordinary dish into something special. The estate’s olive yard abounds with olive cultivars: Rosulja, Bjelica, Leccino and Buža, used for the production of the premium olive oils. The most valuable is definitely the inclusion in the world’s leading olive oil guide „L’extravergine” in 2007.
If you are looking for a hidden paradise in Croatia, then look no further. Meneghetti is a perfect place for a relaxed weekend. The hotel is charming, rooms are comfortable and full of small details that make them beautiful and cozy, the cuisine is delicious, wines are incredible, staff members are friendly and helpful and the views of the vineyards will charm you away. Book your stay at Meneghetti Croatia here>
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