A weekend to enjoy! This is how you could describe the mini wine festival that will bring winemakers from Baranja, Erdut, and Ilok to the golden island of Krk from July 15 to 17 – and will undoubtedly attract visitors to the island.
The idea of the festival “IN VINO VERITAS” was created to strengthen friendly and business relations of winemakers from the areas of Baranja, Erdut, and Ilok, with an emphasis on the municipalities of Punat and Tovarnik – and business entities, i.e., restaurants and hotels from Krk Island. In its first edition, “IN VINO VERITAS” is a unique combination of “green” and “blue” Croatia, and no less important, it is an opportunity for both hosts and guests to get to know the richness of Croatia’s wine offer and to have fun.
The festival’s concept was born in 2019, but for already known reasons, it did not take place in 2020 or 2021. Therefore, this year’s edition is eagerly awaited. The aspiration is for the festival to be a prototype for future similar events in Punat.
From Friday, July 15 – until Sunday, July 17, 2022, in the center of this beautiful place on Krk, the finest wines will be tasted. This time, smaller, family wineries from Baranja, Erdut, and Ilok were invited, a total of 6 of them, and were provided with free accommodation and exhibition spaces, i.e., promotional pours as well as wine sales in the main local square (Trg zahvalnosti), more precisely – houses where they will exhibit and sell wines. These are Vinarija Agris, Vinarija Kovats, Vina Papak, Vina Pinkert, Vina Siber and Vina/Podrum Szabo.
Endre Kubik from the Pinkert winery will also hold an educational workshop, “Wine terroir of Baranja,” with a tasting of the best wines that this region has to offer.
The Punat Tourist Board is organizing vouchers for local and foreign visitors, along with wine tasting glasses. Visitors can buy the displayed and tasted wines directly from the winemaker.
The winemakers will also present their wines at a business dinner in the nearby BOCOON restaurant for a three-course gala dinner on Saturday evening (July 16), where local restaurateurs, media, and guests will be introduced to their wines.
Friday, July 15
From 18:00 – 20:00 Trg zahvalnosti – “In vino veritas” wine festival
20:30 – Trg zahvalnosti – “In vino veritas” festival opening with the welcome of the host:
Branko Karabaić, director of TZO Punat
Sanja Muzaferija, co-organizer of the “In vino veritas” Festival
Daniela Strčić, Mayor of Punat Municipality,
from 21:00 – Trg zahvalnosti – entertainment program
Saturday, July 16
From 10 to 12 pm – Trg zahvalnosti – wine festival “In vino veritas”
12 pm – Toš Gallery, workshop: “Baranja Wine Terroir” and wine tasting, leader: Endre Kubik, PINKERT winery, Suza Baranje
From 18:00 to 22:00, Trg zahvalnosti – wine festival “In vino veritas”
20:30 – Restaurant BOCOON – dinner for guests (winemakers, restaurateurs, WOW members, media representatives, winemakers), music
21:00 – Park for entertainment program with A. Doko & V. Babin
Sunday, July 17
10 – 12 pm – Trg zahvalnosti – “In vino veritas” wine festival
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