As the Master of Wine, Michael Broadbent said, “Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life's most civilized pleasures.“ and we absolutely agree! Experience a scenic drive through the enchanting Pelješac peninsula on this all-inclusive day trip to the best wine region in Croatia. Imagine winding roads, historic little towns and villages, tastes of premium wines, homemade olive oil, all of that on a carefree sunny day.
After an hour's drive along the Dubrovnik coast, you will arrive at the first family winery. This family has been growing wine for generations and making their own indigenous wine. Your hosts will greet you with a welcome drink (homemade liqueurs), followed by a presentation of wine production and wine tasting with one white and two red wines. You will also be able to taste their eco-certified olive oil.
Our journey will then continue to Orebić, the largest town on the Pelješac peninsula, whose past was inextricably linked to the shipping industry. It is in this place that you will spend a few hours in pure hedonism. On a beautiful and luxurious property, you will have the opportunity to visit their winery listening to interesting facts about the wine production process, visit the wine cellar with barrels, enjoy gastronomic delicacies during the five-course lunch which will be paired with five premium wines. Each wine is served with a dish that is co-opted by the head chef and the oenologist.
After the feast, the ride continues to an autochthonous village on the Adriatic coast, Trstenik. This is a small fishing village where some of the most famous Croatian wines of the highest quality are produced. You will have some free time in this coastal town to relax in a leisurely stroll or to swim on one of the pebbly beaches with the crystal clear sea. Then your guide will take you on a short walk to the next winery with a beautiful view of the Adriatic Sea, located in Trstenik. Founded by the legendary Napa Valley winemaker Miljenko “Mike” Grgić, this family-owned winery produces premium traditional wines of the Croatian grape varieties, most notably Posip white wine and Plavac red wine. All the wines of this winery have the highest level of quality, and have been repeatedly awarded and recognized as the best Croatian wines on the market. During the visit you will have the opportunity to taste one white and one red wine.
The journey will then continue to the medieval town of Ston, known for the longest city walls in Europe. Your enthusiastic guide will walk you through the streets of this small town and introduce you to its importance in the era of the Dubrovnik Republic.
After an orientation tour of Ston, the journey continues towards Župa dubrovačka as this hedonistic day is coming to its end.