Lunch & Wine Tasting in Zagreb's Countryside

One perk of Zagreb's relatively small size (at least for a European capital) is the peaceful countryside making up its surroundings. With rolling hills and valleys, you can explore some of the rural villages just outside the capital and get a taste of traditional life. Along the way, stop to visit a family-owned farm and eatery. Here, you can indulge in some of the area’s beloved local specialties, such as roasted duck with mlinci, a traditional flatbread, or wild boar ragu.

Before or after your meal, enjoy a wine tasting with the owner of the restaurant and sample some unique varietals from the area. The entire country of Croatia is covered in wine regions, and Zagreb County alone hosts three distinct ones: Samobor, Plešivica, and Sveti Ivan Zelina. Thanks to the area's gentle slopes, you can taste favorite indigenous grapes like Graševina and Škrlet, or other popular choices like Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.

If you're traveling with your family, kids love learning about traditional farming techniques, sipping on juice, and seeing the animals!

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