Reaffirming Croatian Wine Estate Retreat

Meneghetti Wine Hotel, Istria, Croatia



We love it for

Rustic Rooms with Contemporary Flair, Private Terrace, Lush Landscapes


Available on-demand as a private retreat between March and October 

Ideal for 4 or more guests


Relax the body and reset the mind in the quiet and quaint countryside at the Meneghetti Wine Hotel in Istria. After serving as a well-known refuge for the Austro-Hungarian army in the 19th Century, this humble property was rediscovered and restored from its derelict ruins in the early 2000s. Seizing opportunity of firstly, the location followed by spacious fields, dense forestry and great splendour, today, the estate is a prime destination for tucking away from structure and modern societyin place of undisrupted rest and respite. Across the summer months, witness the Mediterranean blooms tinge the meadows with ochre-hues and fields flourish in thick foliage, some of which are the original grapevines and olive trees grown by Mr Meneghetti. Unite with nature and let the hushed surrounds arouse your desires in Croatia.

Minus digital distractions and the hasty intensity of modern life, stretch and lengthen the body in daily Hatha Yoga with our expert Hana Dervović. Held each morning besides the pastoral settings, look up towards the sky and out into the horizon, freeing your thoughts and emotions. In this programme, afternoons will be dedicated to stroking and quelling curiosity through a range of activities. These include bike rides across two iconic national parks, Kamenjak National Park and Brijuni National Park, followed by a beachside picnic. Take advantage of the unspoilt beauty, embracing the medley of colours and textures to unleash new, creative energies.

Bookending the days will be the noteworthy Meneghetti Wine and Olive Oil Tasting, a visit to the old town, Rovinj and a traditional Croatian dinner. A complimentary massage is also included allowing guests to experience a little extra on this exclusively designed retreat. Without the dominating sounds of the urban environment, utilise free time to stroll through cobblestone passages or find a discrete corner to focus on you, the present and the wistfully beautiful situation all around.

Mesmerising views and Istria’s distinctive sweep of green and azure blue. Return to the sensation of enjoying simple pleasures and realise the keystones to personal happiness on the Reaffirming Croatian Wine Estate Retreat this June.

*To learn more about how a typical day on a retreat looks like, please see sample here and for more information about food and cuisine, please see here.

What's included

  • Morning Hatha Yoga
  • Bike ride in Kamenjak National Park
  • Bike ride in Brijuni Islands National Park
  • Beachside Picnic
  • Visit to Rovinj
  • Traditional Croatian Dinner
  • Meneghetti Wine and Olive Oil Tasting
  • One Complimentary Massage
  • Field-to-Fork Gourmet Meals
  • Accommodation and Toiletries

The Expert

Hana Dervović

After discovering yoga in her high school years, Hana Dervović is now a qualified Yoga teacher, focused on Hatha Yoga, Kriya and Kundalini. She is also a Reiki Master teacher and endeavours to help each of her students to explore and discover their potential. She believes that we are the masters of our own destiny yet, in a world where self-judgement and comparison is rife, paths can blur and progress hindered. Through each of her classes, she will be teaching students to listen to their bodies, follow their own pace and realise the joy of each moment. At the end, the takeaway will be a mind thrumming with renewed determination and a shifted perspective towards a bright and beautiful tomorrow.


Rustic charm emanates into the interior of each residence, speaking of a forgone era, consistent with the philosophy of the estate. Hardwood flooring and cantilevered beams, earth-hued furniture paired with modern facilities and contemporary details. Sophistication and elegance adds new dimension to the experience. Unbolt your heart and mind and delve deep to discover the ritual of self-care in these private, airy spaces of Meneghetti.

Room Types

One-Bedroom Residence

Experience both comfort and countryside easiness throughout your stay in the One-Bedroom Residence at Meneghetti. After recent restoration works, the compositions of the rooms are kept clean, pure and neutral to add a passé flair without interference to the luxuries of contemporary living. Equipped with a King-sized bed, the One-Bedroom Residence measures approximately 75sqm with access to a private terrace and garden, overlooking the vineyards and olive groves. Other amenities include air conditioning, heating, safe deposit box, complimentary Wi-Fi, TV, telephone and essential toiletries.

Food and Cuisine

Being leading experts in the field of luxury hospitality means an outstanding gastronomic offering cannot be forgotten. Defined through their team who are not only hard working and enthusiastic for top quality food, cooking at Meneghetti is not just about preparing food. It is about delivering plates of creativity, tradition, culture and above all, passion and refinement. Mastering culinary expertise with international experience, the head chef of the kitchens will work to deliver fresh and tasteful dishes using high quality ingredients and olive oils produced onsite.

Health, Safety and Hygiene

Your health and safety have and will continue to take central priority in everything we do. For this retreat, Balance Holidays and Meneghetti have worked together to introduce and adopt heightened levels of health and safety vigilance and measures guided by local health authorities, WHO (World Health Organisation) and CDC (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention) above their existing stringent standards. The objective is to provide a safe, comfortable and high-quality experience as expected from us. We also have an individual Reaffirming Croatian Wine Estate Retreat determined Health & Safety protocol in place. If you wish to learn more, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you. Otherwise, please refer to our Terms and Conditions or Covid-19 Update.

The Ambience

Ravishing views comprising of one of the world’s most stunning crystalline blue coastlines, completed with lush greenery only separated by frequented footpaths and sandy trails. Istria, Croatia is host to unrivalled natural beauty and scenery. Staying faithful to its historical profile, the refreshing clean air and palatial fields carry an easy-going tempo, pointedly targeted for the terminally busy guest looking for a spot of undisturbed stillness.


Host to rural, bucolic settings, Istria is the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea, shared between Croatia, Slovenia and Italy. Attested as a hidden gem of Croatia by travellers near and far, Istria inhabits lush rolling hills and fertile pastures to olive groves, vineyards, truffles and herbs. Secluded spots to soak in the splendid stretches of scenery are aplenty as well as tangled bike trails and forest paths for the keen explorer. The nearest airport to the estate is Pula Airport. The amphitheatre in Pula is among the six final surviving Roman arenas in the world and one of ten most beautiful ruins around the world. The historic city carrying prime examples of Venetian architecture, Rovinj, is approximately 30 minutes drive away from the estate. The feudal town, Bale, which held an important role, as a Roman fort, is only 8km away while access to the crystalline waters of the Adriatic Sea are just under a mile away.

Practical Info

How to get there:

The closest airport to the estate is Pula Airport. The estate is happy to organise a transfer for you through their preferred local company. Please email quoting “Transfer” in the subject line. This transfer service will entail a separate fee, not included as part of the cost of this programme.

If instead, you wish to rent a car or book a taxi from the airport, quote the below address to bring you directly to the location.


Stancija Menegeti 1,




Check-in/Check Out:

An arrival and welcome ceremony will take place 5pm therefore we suggest booking tickets with an arrival time that allows sufficient time for travel from the airport to the estate. As a general rule, guests will be allowed to check-in from 3pm on the day of arrival. On the day of departure, there will be a morning Hatha Yoga class followed by breakfast however, you are welcome to depart earlier to suit your personal agenda. Please contact us if you have any queries regarding check-in and check out.

What to pack:

Guests will be provided access to the estate’s indoor and outdoor swimming pools, gardens and fitness room throughout the duration of their stay. Additionally, this programme includes various outdoor activities, daily yoga sessions and a complimentary massage therefore, we recommend bringing some comfortable workout clothes, a bathing suit and a small backpack to carry your personal belongings.