This gem of a wine bar and shop offers delights for wine novices and oenophiles alike! The historic basement cellar is chock full of wines from across Croatia, with offerings by the glass and by the bottle along with small plates and a separate retail shop to take a bottle home with you.
The best part, however, are their Croatian wine "tours". Accompanied by a map of Croatian wine regions and led by one of their incredibly knowledgeable staff (perhaps even owners Doris and Ivan themselves!), you can literally travel across the country in just a few glasses. These tastings focus on some of the most important Croatian varietals like Graševina, Plavac Mali, and Malvazija as well as lesser-known grapes like Grk and Pošip.
The staff will tailor the tastings to your likes - ask for an all-white tasting, or perhaps stick to the wines of Continental Croatia. Whatever you choose, it will definitely be one of the most comprehensive and educational wine tastings you'll get, and it's why Bornstein is hands-down my favorite wine bar in Croatia.