The Wine Fairs of Croatia: Teran Wine and Truffles Festival

By , 06 Nov 2016, 20:54 PM Croatian Wine Events

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Teran and Truffle festival is a one day event that has been held for the last 7 years in the heart of teran&truffle country in Croatia, in a lovely Istrian town called Motovun. This festival is a part of a larger celebration of the noble mushroom in Istria, and it includes the public tasting of almost all of the teran wines produced in and around Motovun, and usually around 20 producers join the tasting and the competition in which the best teran of the festival is chosen.

The festival takes place in late October or early November, and usually the weather is such that it allows the presentations, cooking shows with turffles, cocktail shows and tastings to be held outdoors or in the tent, on the wonderfully picturesque streets of the hilltop town of Motovun. The visitors also get the chance to enjoy some of the meals made with truffles, as well as taste the wines, all at very affordable prices. Some of the best-known Istrian teran producers have participated and won the gold medals and awards, such as Benvenuti, but also young and less known upcoming stars, such as Bertoša.

The Festival also exhibits locally found truffles and the biggest one is awarded the title "Veli Jože". The largest truffles in the past exhibitions weighed over 500 grams. The visitors of the Festival can participate in the prize contest and the luckiest one has a chance to take home the truffle which was awarded the Veli Jože title and a collection of gold-medal winning Teran wines.

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