Ultimate Wine Lover’s Tour of Peljesac Peninsula

Peljesac Peninsula, close to Dubrovnik, is rightfully Croatia’s most renowned wine growing region. Here, centuries long tradition of living off the land is combined with the desire of local people to not only preserve their heritage, but also to enable generations to come to enjoy the best this area has to offer.

Take a day off from the hustle and bustle of the city or the beach and enjoy a trip among the scattered villages, steep hills, and sun soaked vineyards. Accompanied by a local sommelier with a passion for Peljesac wine scene, you will be taken to three family owned wineries, each with its own philosophy of what the perfect wine ought to be. In one of the wineries you will be treated to a mouth-watering lunch of homemade delicacies in an intimate setting of an old family home. Tour will start with a look into another traditional activity of Peljesac locals – oyster farming. During a relaxing boat trip to a privately owned oyster farm, you will be introduced to the techniques and philosophy behind this ancient trade and get to taste some of the most delicious European oysters, accompanied by local wine, of course.

Your day will be complete with a wonderful scenic drive around the vineyards and a visit to the historical town of Ston. All in all, a perfect day for wine lovers.

Tour duration: 7-8hrs

Proposed itinerary:

10:00                     Van pick up
10:00 – 11:00     Drive to Peljesac Peninsula
11:00 – 12:00     Oyster farm visit, presentation, and tasting (accompanied by local wine)
12:00 – 12:15     Drive to Ponikve village
12:15 – 13:15     Winery tour, presentation, and tasting
13:15 – 13:30     Drive to Grgic family winery
13:30 – 14:15     Winery presentation and tasting
14:15 – 14:40     Drive to family owned winery in village of Prizdrina
14:40 – 15:15     Winery presentation and homemade lunch with wine pairing
15:15 – 15:45     Scenic drive to the historic town of Ston
15:45 – 16:15     Short introduction and comfort stop in Ston
16:15 – 17:15     Return trip to Dubrovnik
17:15                     tour ends

 

Price includes:

English speaking local sommelier guide, presentation and wine tasting at three wineries, light lunch in one of the wineries, oyster farm presentation and tasting, private car or van transportation throughout.

 

Difficulty level:

Leisurely pace: mostly travelling by van, very few steps to negotiate along the way, some sun exposure, winding roads

Route

  1. Dubrovnik