Meneghetti – where nature meets luxury

Like any natural paradise on Earth, this place is hard to find. 

Magic only happens off the beaten path.

Whoever tries to explain how to get to Meneghetti will sigh at least twice while explaining. You will arrive – exactly when you are 100% sure you’re on the wrong path. So … follow the instructions 🙂

Meneghetti estate, Istria, Croatia, photo credit by Meneghetti estate (6)
Meneghetti estate, Istria, Croatia, photo credit by Meneghetti estate

Turn your journey into an adventure – it will be worth every effort. That way, the journey becomes the destination.

This unique estate is located near Bale, Istria, a sweet spot in Istria where nature is close to urban living. The narrow roads constantly take you through the “red land “to surprising locations – vineyards, hilltops, and the seaside. The iron gate of the Meneghetti estate stands right there – like they’re asking you to pause for a moment – and realize that the magic of Istrian luxury appears behind them.

Meneghetti estate, Istria, Croatia, photo credit by Meneghetti estate (4)
Meneghetti estate, Istria, Croatia, photo credit by Meneghetti estate

The Meneghetti legacy

After Napoleon’s wars, a wise man called Meneghetti decided to buy many acres of land on today’s Meneghetti real estate. He produced food for a simple reason – to feed 6.000 soldiers who stayed within 500 meters of his estate. That’s how he could sell everything that he produced and started building houses, and barns, planting vineyards and olive groves, raising goats and sheep, and hosting Austro-Hungarian officers. That is when the Meneghetti legacy began. The reputation of one of the most beautiful estates on the Adriatic coast grew more and more. 

Meneghetti wine hotel & winery, Istria, Croatia photo credit by Meneghetti
Meneghetti wine hotel & winery, Istria, Croatia photo credit by Meneghetti

After the occupation, former armies abandoned the land, and the owners left with them. The beautiful estate became overgrown in Mediterranean underbrush and weeds, only to be re-discovered in the early 2000s by Miroslav Plišo and his wife, Romana Kajfež. They were in search of a perfect estate in Istria for their enjoyment. They decided to bring its glory back and outdid themselves with the thoughtfully planned redesign. During the renovation, attention was given to every detail. The final result is the utmost quality and pleasing aesthetics, both in the flawless interior and magical external environment.

Meneghetti Wine Hotel & Winery, Tasting room, Istria, Croatia, photo credit by Meneghetti
Meneghetti Wine Hotel & Winery, Tasting room, Istria, Croatia, photo credit by Meneghetti

The Meneghetti Wine Hotel & Winery

Today, the Meneghetti Wine Hotel & Winery is a true beauty made of century-old stone, surrounded by tradition and natural beauty. It’s a symbol of luxury, an oasis of peace and quiet surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. It welcomes anyone seeking peace, quiet and high-end service. 

Terrace, Mennegetti restaurant, Istria, Croatia, photo credit by Meneghetti.(2)jpg
Terrace, Mennegetti restaurant, Istria, Croatia, photo credit by Meneghetti.jpg

This luxury hotel delights its visitors with an array of luxury accommodation options. It is a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux. There are 3 superbly equipped villas for a relaxing family vacation, accompanied by private terraces, a garden, and a pool. It makes them the perfect choice for a family vacation in complete privacy. The villas are built to respect the traditional architectural shape, design, and unique way of life.

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Meneghetti wine hotel & winery, Istria, Croatia, photo by Meneghetti. jpg

With 4 residences, the Meneghetti creates a setting for a carefree family or couple vacation. 30 contemporary-designed residences offer 1 or 2 bedrooms. Each has its own bathroom, a wardrobe, dining and living room spread over 75 to 150 m2, and a terrace with a garden. 

Private villa at Meneghetti wine hotel & winery, Istria, Croatia, photo by Meneghetti
Private villa at Meneghetti wine hotel & winery, Istria, Croatia, photo by Meneghetti

For a leisurely contemporary vacation, 10 rooms and suites offer genuine comfort. These luxurious havens vary in sizes from 25 to 65 m2. Some have a spacious balconies designed in traditional and contemporary styles. Each has a view that opens out to the charming vineyards and olive groves. 

Fine dining at Meneghetti Wine Hotel & Winery, Istria, Croatia, photo credit by Meneghetti.jpg
Fine dining at Meneghetti Wine Hotel & Winery, Istria, Croatia, photo credit by Meneghetti.jpg

Dine & Wine 

The story combines Meneghetti’s winery, an outstanding restaurant providing highly personalized service, and premium, world-renowned, award-winning wines and olive oils. 

Meneghetti estate, Istria, Croatia, photo credit by Meneghetti estate (7)
Meneghetti estate, Istria, Croatia, photo credit by Meneghetti estate

According to the Simonit & Sirch method, the vine is pruned by hand, which is soft to nurture the plant to achieve older age. Along with the autochthonous sorts, some international varieties that get unique characteristics are cultivated here. 

Fine dining at Mennegetti, Istria, Croatia, photo credit by Meneghetti
Fine dining at Mennegetti, Istria, Croatia, photo credit by Meneghetti

At Meneghetti, they make their own olive oil, or “liquid gold, “as it is called. One of the most respected and most awarded producers of olive oil in Istria is Meneghetti. Their oils are made like their wines, with hand-picked olives from the estate. Are you ready to experience Istria and immerse yourself in the extraordinary experience of tasting its liquid gold?

Olive oii Meneghetti, Istria, Croatia, photo credit by Meneghetti
Olive oii Meneghetti, Istria, Croatia, photo credit by Meneghetti

 

Fine dining at Mennegetti, Istria, Croatia, photo credit by Meneghetti.jpg
Fine dining at Mennegetti, Istria, Croatia, photo credit by Meneghetti.jpg

Taking over and offering to you only the best of Istria is Meneghetti’s goal. We told you only the STAYlicious stories…and this one is just that. 

Fine dining at Mennegetti, Istria, Croatia, photo credit by Meneghetti.jpg
Fine dining at Mennegetti, Istria, Croatia, photo credit by Meneghetti.jpg

Take a road trip, get lost in Istrian nature, and let yourself indulge in the best wines, olive oils, food, nature, and luxurious spots, cautiously turned into an oasis of enjoyment called the Meneghetti.

Meneghetti wine, Istria, Croatia, photo credit by Meneghetti
Meneghetti wine, Istria, Croatia, photo credit by Meneghetti

It’s what you looking for. It’s what you gonna like and enjoy, and cherish your memories for a long time.

It’s just STAYlicious…

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Meneghetti wine hotel & winery, Istria, Croatia, photo by Meneghetti. jpg

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