Winery Kozlović Croatia Photos Travel Blog

After spending a three days in Pula we were headed to Slovenia where our road trip would finish a few days later. Rather than driving straight from Pula to Portorož (our first stop in Slovenia), we decided to split up the way to have lunch in Rovinj and then visit the Kozlovic Winery during the afternoon. It turns out, this was an amazing decision :) We had such a lovely time in the beautiful town of Rovinj and the most perfect setting for a wine tasting at the Kozlovic winery. Also their wines were really nice. I especially fell in love with their Malvazija wines. Too bad they don’t deliver internationally yet, else this would be on my wine order list for summer :)

Winery Kozlović Croatia Photos Travel Blog

Winery Kozlović Croatia Photos Travel Blog

Winery Kozlović Croatia Photos Travel Blog

The winery offers 9 different wine tasting programmes. We had a guided walk through all the different stages of the wine production process and visited the wine cellar before tasting 5 different wines on the terrace. Each wine was accompanied with a new selection of matching nibbles.

Winery Kozlović Croatia Photos Travel Blog

Winery Kozlović Croatia Photos Travel Blog

Winery Kozlović Croatia Photos Travel Blog

Winery Kozlović Croatia Photos Travel Blog

Winery Kozlović Croatia Photos Travel Blog

Winery Kozlović Croatia Photos Travel Blog

If you are in Istria and would like to visit a winery that offers a great selection of wines, yummy nibbles and a beautiful view, check out Kozlovic. This is their address: Vale 78, Momjan, 52460 Buje, Istria. Call them to book a wine tasting here.

 

Les Carroz Grand Massif Skiing Photos Winter Wonderland

We had an early start on Sunday to make most of the last day of skiing. Half of our group already finished around noon after which Michael, Paul and I headed over again to ski down the black piste. This one was even more fun than the day before as it had snowed more over night and there was lots of new snow on the slope. I didn’t know that powder-skiing is so much fun! The bumpy,  steep part of the black piste was like a playground where almost everyone who decided to ski down, slipped as least once. Yet falling down was like landing on a soft pillow so it wasn’t too bad after all.

Pretty Winter Wonderland

Les Carroz Grand Massif Skiing Photos Winter Wonderland

Les Carroz Grand Massif Skiing Photos Winter Wonderland

Black Piste

Les Carroz Grand Massif Skiing Photos Winter Wonderland

Les Carroz Grand Massif Skiing Photos Winter Wonderland

Les Carroz Grand Massif Skiing Photos Winter Wonderland

Les Carroz Grand Massif Skiing Photos Winter Wonderland

Les Carroz Grand Massif Skiing Photos Winter Wonderland

Time for Lunch And Then One More Black Piste Run

Les Carroz Grand Massif Skiing Photos Winter Wonderland

Back down to the gondola station

Doesn’t this village look gorgeous? I’m not used to have a lot of snow at home (especially not in London!) so I couldn’t get enough of this view and had to stop on the side of the slope to take loads (!) of photos :)

Les Carroz Grand Massif Skiing Photos Winter Wonderland

Les Carroz Grand Massif Skiing Photos Winter Wonderland

To see the photos of the first and super sunny day of skiing, click here, and for the second day, click here.

Skiing in Les Carroz Grand Massif Photos France

The second day of skiing was super cloudy with not much sun at all. But it had snowed over night and the snow conditions on the slopes were even better than the day before. It was a bit colder so I decided to wear 4 layers instead of two. After a couple of hours of skiing we headed to L’Anfionne and all had hot chocolate – so good, especially the ones that came with a shot :) Later during the day, Paul, Michael and I decided to take the black piste that looked so pretty from the lift.. it was very pretty but much more exhausting than I thought.

Skiing in Les Carroz Grand Massif Photos France

The morning view in Les Carroz :)

Skiing in Les Carroz Grand Massif Photos France

Skiing in Les Carroz Grand Massif Photos France

Welcome to Winter Wonderland!

Doesn’t it look so cute and idyllic? It must be so nice to spend Christmas here. Especially if you are usually used to rainy instead of white Christmas..

Skiing in Les Carroz Grand Massif Photos France

Skiing in Les Carroz Grand Massif Photos France

Hot Chocolate on the Slopes..

Skiing in Les Carroz Grand Massif Photos France

Skiing in Les Carroz Grand Massif Photos France

Skiing in Les Carroz Grand Massif Photos France

Skiing in Les Carroz Grand Massif Photos France

Skiing in Les Carroz Grand Massif Photos France

Skiing in Les Carroz Grand Massif Photos France

Black Piste – The First Run

So it turns out that the black pistes are not as well prepared as the other slopes. For this black piste this resulted in a bumpy, powdery slope with black steepness. Fun. Though it would have been much more fun if my knees were just a little bit stronger (like at least 10x stronger..). Then I would be able to ski down in one go rather than having little breaks after 4 to 5 turns. Paul (our friend who was born on skis) did not really need any of these breaks but he was patiently adjusting to our speed. Also I think it must have looked incredibly funny to see everyone fall down at least once. And yes, also Paul slipped (ha!) and there was another guy on skis who started to ski down so beautifully and then fell down head first into snow haha. He was fine, but lost both of his skis and had a hard time getting them back on his feet.. :)

Skiing in Les Carroz Grand Massif Photos France

Skiing in Les Carroz Grand Massif Photos France

Skiing in Les Carroz Grand Massif Photos France

Skiing in Les Carroz Grand Massif Photos France

Skiing in Les Carroz Grand Massif Photos France

Skiing in Les Carroz Grand Massif Photos France