This is Livio Benvenuti, the man in charge at the Benvenuti winery in the Istrian region of Croatia. The Benvenuti family has been making wine in this region for a long time and the taste of their wines prove it. Livio is a kind man and is very passionate about the products he makes. In addition to being able to tour the grounds you can head to the sampling room to try wine varieties unique to this area. While I enjoyed all of their wines I recommend their Corona Grande, a sweeter wine with hints of honey and raisins.
The winery is a short drive from the town of Motovun, directions can be found on the attached Benvenuti website.
Colin Roohan traveled to Croatia courtesy of Croatian National Tourist Board, Istria Tourist Board, Split Dalmatia County Tourist Board, VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations and Delta Air Lines. His highlights are part of AFAR’s partnership with The United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), whose members provide travelers with unparalleled access, insider knowledge, peace-of-mind, value and freedom to enjoy destinations across the entire globe. See more about Colin’s trip at the USTOA blog