Transfer from the city of Zagreb to the town of Samobor. West of Zagreb, the steep, sun-kissed slopes of Plešivica Mountain, scattered with world-famous amphitheatric vineyards, rise above the baroque city of Samobor. Ethno house Pod Okićem is located only twenty miles from Zagreb. Downhill the old town and at the border of Natural Park Žumberak visitors can enjoy in an authentic rural atmosphere.
The household presents a harmony of the old traditions and new, modern times – here, the tradition is preserved in the aroma of homemade bread, in handcrafted embroidered clothes, in hens and turkeys running freely around the back yard, in homemade noodles, the yellow color of which comes from the fresh eggs, in open fireplaces with snapping and cracking wood fire, in wine with the sweet odour of the hills that produced it.
Korak winery is perched atop a high hill in Plešivica. Directly in front of the winery and the adjacent house where the Korak family lives, rows of 15-year old Riesling vines arch down the hill and descend into the valley below. In addition to Riesling, the Korak family grows Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Sauvignon Blanc on his 5 hectares (12.36 acres) of vineyards. Annual production hovers around 40,000 bottles, primarily white wines.
Transfer back to Zagreb.