Meneghetti Wine Hotel & Winery

Location: Istria & Gulf of Kvarner | Croatia

Price guide: $$$$$ $100-$200 per person per night

Located within easy reach of the hilltop medieval village of Bale, surrounded by acres of vineyards and olive groves, you’ll discover Meneghetti Wine Hotel & Winery - a hidden gem overlooking the azure Adriatic coast. Made from century-old stone, this resort seems imbibed with a timeless historic charm, transporting guests into a world of luxurious simplicity and culinary finesse which is sure to sweep all who visit off their feet.
Perfect forNature lovers and history buffs with a penchant for fine wine and dining in an authentic, rural setting within easy reach of the coast and the traditional hilltop towns of Istria.
In the knowOnce a place of hospitality for Austro-Hungarian soldiers, years later, Meneghetti has renewed itself as a wine and olive oil producing estate which maintains century-old traditions alongside a luxury resort escape.

Recommended for...

  • Food & Wine
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Setting & Views
  • Couples

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

Ideally situated in the heart of Istria's treasure trove of ecological and heritage wonders, steer off the beaten track to find an estate tucked away in meadows and groves as far as the eye can see. A member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux, Meneghetti provides easy access to the historic buildings and churches of Bale. Whether you horseback ride along the trails, search for truffles or lounge on the beach nearby, your stay is sure to be one filled with memories you'll treasure.

Rooms at Meneghetti Wine Hotel & Winery

Ideally situated in the heart of Istria's treasure trove of ecological and heritage wonders, the terracotta-roofed villas, residences, rooms and suites invite you to experience the essence of tranquil relaxation in harmony with the natural surroundings. Opt for one of the three-bedroom villas nestled among the gardens and vineyards and unwind in spacious, sophisticated living rooms, complete with classic furnishings, before taking an afternoon dip in the large outdoor swimming pool or sipping on a glass of wine on the terrace.

The residences share an equally tasteful mix of traditional stone exteriors and contemporary local-inspired designs complete with authentic, circular wooden dining tables, contemporary art works and a choice of one or two bedrooms as well as a pool. Alternatively, the wood beam-ceilinged rooms and suites provide all the lavish comforts of home with decadently spacious mosaic-tiled bathrooms and quaint balconies looking out onto the gardens and olive groves below.

Food & drink

Take a seat on the terrace at the illustrious Meneghetti restaurant for fresh, delicious breakfasts, returning later for a gourmet a la carte dinner of traditional Istrian classics and locally sourced produce under the light of the stars. The Oliveto pool-side restaurant is the place to go for creatively-presented dishes and al fresco dining under the trees, while the Lobby bar and lounge provides the perfect opportunity for a glass of champagne in a chic, friendly atmosphere. During summer months, the Boho Beach club is sure to keep you topped up with tasty refreshments.


When you’re not dipping your toes in one of the three swimming pools, relaxing with a soothing massage in the spa or unwinding in the sauna, a tour of the vineyards and winery is a must. Indulge in a journey of pure culinary delight with the food and wine pairings, sample exquisite wines at the Red Veritcal tasting, or immerse yourself in the fruits of the local region with an olive oil tasting.

Activities at Meneghetti Wine Hotel and Winery

While here, answer the call of the Croatian Coast and take a luxury yacht cruise on the Adriatic, stopping over at Rovinj to admire the Venetian architecture, or stay on land and meander through the cobbled streets of historic Bale before making your way to the Brijuni Islands National Park to visit the Roman Villa ruins and kayak along the turquoise lagoons.

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Hotel location

Meneghetti Wine Hotel & Winery is a 40-minute drive away from Pula airport. 

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