Wine & gastro trip

White wine themed private holiday in Vrbnik

You have either already heard of Žlahtina, the best-selling white wine sort in Croatia, or you’re about to discover it through 3 days at the wine hotel in Vrbnik. You may then keep Žlahtina as your secret weapon for your wine club.

Trip highlights

  • Staying at a hotel with a premium wine cellar and a magnificent sea view
  • Dining with Vrbnička Žlahtina, a noble wine produced from grapes that grow only in this area
  • Walking tour of Vrbnik, town famous for winemaking
  • Visit to Klančić, one of the narrowest streets in the world
  • Admission to the Wellness & Spa Gospoja zone (classic Finnish sauna, Turkish steam bath and Mediterranean sauna) 

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The most famous wine from the island of Krk is Žlahtina, a mysterious wine from the town of Vrbnik. The world grape variety database contains DNA data for most known grape varieties, but Žlahtina somehow remains a secret. The Vrbnik variety has been thoroughly analysed, but its DNA doesn't match any of the known grape cultures in the world. Its name is derived from the old Slavic word ‘žlahten’, which means noble. It is best served chilled between 8 and 12 °C. 

The golden island of Krk is a treasure trove of cultural heritage and fertile fields, as well as numerous inlets, bays and beaches that lace the exceptionally indented coast. One of the gems from this treasure trove is the small town of Vrbnik, the right choice for everyone who doesn't see the appeal in mass tourism, but is instead looking for an authentic Mediterranean experience that pleases all five senses. The Vinotel Gospoja Hotel provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for wine lovers in Croatia.

Žlahtina is the best-selling bottled wine in Croatia. Almost a million bottles are sold every year. It is also used to make Valomet sparkling wine, which is unique for being fermented under the sea.

Day-by-day itinerary


Explore the old town

Arrival in the small town of Vrbnik on the island of Krk by your own transportation. Check-in at the Vinotel Gospoja Hotel, where your hosts will present you with a complimentary bottle of wine (per room). Free time to relax in the hotel indoor swimming pool or use the Wellness & Spa zone.

In the evening, take a stroll and explore the old town where you can find a number of inns and restaurants with a long tradition of preparing local delicacies from Vrbnik, which you can wash down with a glass of premium Žlahtina wine.


Tour of Vrbnik

After a rich buffet breakfast, you'll experience a guided tour of Vrbnik, which is famous for winemaking and the Žlahtina grape variety. This ancient, stone-built town, that appears to be emerging from the sea and immersing into the blue sky above it, was built in harmony with nature and has always been a place ideal for artists. You can enjoy a guided tour of the historic town centre featuring the parish church; also you’ll see Klančić - one of the narrowest streets in the world, Dverčić - the small town gate and an old mansion that was once the property of the noble Frankopan family.

A street that goes between the parish church and the belltower will bring you to a belvedere with a beautiful view on mainland, and if you continue walking down you will see the remains of the town wall and tower.

Visit to the Vitezić family library, with the reconstruction of a Renaissance printing machine. You could see also a very rare and valuable atlas “Atlas scolasticus itinerarius” by Johann David Koehler, printed 1718 in Nürnberg. Time at leisure.

Ample 4-course dinner at the hotel and a glass of Vrbnička Žlahtina wine.


Goodbye, Vrbnik

A rich buffet breakfast and late hotel check-out (upon availability). Make good of the morning by enjoying the hotel amenities and wellness facilities. 

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