XVI century castle estate with historical Vineyard, two wineries, restaurant and events venue

Chapel of St. Henrik
The Estate

Castle Belaj estate contains: Castle(XVI century); Left annex with history of presence there of court, prison and the wine cellar (XIX century); right annex, where the stables and management room of the estate; historical vineyard of 11 hectares, which surrounds the estate.

In 1575 a noble Barbo family raises Belaj (Bellai) castle which stood out as one of the largest fortress in the region following Pasberg and Waxenstein.

At the end of XVII century the castle was sold to prominent Johann Weikhard von Auersperg, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Austrian Empire. From 1668 to 1848 Belaj was a judicial administrative headquarters of a newly established district stretching from Boljun to Plomin and from Kastav to Kršan.

Moreover, with the arrival of the Auersperg family a wine story of Belaj begins and brings the prosperity to the entire region. Auersperg recognized the excellent benefits of the soil and microclimate of the hill and started cultivating olives and grapevines here. At that time wine production was focused on delivering great wines to Vienna and Bordeaux.

Nowadays Belaj is the only Château in Croatia with a lengthy history and traditions of winemaking. It's a registered Historical Heritage

-Two Families-Two Wineries - One Estate-

Dvorac Belaj:
Dvorac Belaj winery established in 2011 by Belay family. From that on we produce wine only from the historical Vineyard around the property. First Vintages are produced with the help of Gianfranko Kozlovic and Ivica Matosevic winemaking craftwork. From 2016 production is fully moved into Belaj cellars. Every year Dvorac Belaj wines brings Golden and Silver medals from Decanter and Vinistra wine competitions.
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Podrum Belaj:
Podrum Belaj winery is established in 1998 by Ivic family. The history of winemaking in the family go back to the start of XX century. Vineyards are located in Boljunsko polje. Every year winery put on the market more than 30 000 liters of top quality wines. Under the brand Podrum Belaj Ivic family is also producing honey.

One of the cosiest dining room in the istria for 35 guests

Sunset terrace on the edge of Historical vineyard for 50 guests

In our restaurant we cook with the concept of
ZERO km - from farm to your table

All dishes are matched with in house produced wines

We host events up to 200 guests
Belaj has four great locations for your events:

Small dining room - 35 guests

Castle inner yard - 40 guests

Big dining room - 180 guests

Park Zone - 200 guests

Our Services:

Wine & Food Degustations



Corporate Events

Please contact us for further info

Contact Us
Restaurant and Degustation room working time:

12h - 22h

we are in the vineyards :)

tel: +385 52 524 315
mob: +385 91 1200 277

Castle Belaj
Belaj 20a, Cerovlje, Istria,
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