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 or half 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. You are going to get the best out of Peljesac Peninsula by learning about some of its most important food and wine traditions. You will visit local wineries responsible for some of the most delicious wine in the region and enjoy a look into another traditional activity of Peljesac locals – oyster farming. During a relaxing boat trip to a small, 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. After the oyster presentation, we go on to explore the wonderful world of local wine through winery visits and tastings.
Tour duration: 8hrs
10:00 Van pick up
10:00 – 11:00 Drive to Peljesac Peninsula
11:00 – 12:00 Oyster farm visit, presentation, and oyster tasting (accompanied by local wine)
12:00 – 12:15 Drive to Ponikve village
12:15 – 13:15 Winery tour, presentation, and tasting
13:15 – 14:30 Visit to second winery and drive through the vineyards
14:30 – 15:30 Winery presentation and homemade lunch with wine pairing
15:30 – 16:15 Scenic drive to the town of Ston through the vineyards (optional visit to third winery)
16:15 – 16:45 Short introduction tour and time at leisure in Ston
16:45 – 17:30 Return trip to Dubrovnik
17:30 tour ends
Before returning to Dubrovnik, your trip will take you to a historic town of Ston, famous for its traditional salt production and long medieval defensive walls. There you will enjoy some time to explore on your own and have a coffee break, or to do some more tasting at the local wine bar.
Leisurely pace: mostly travelling by car, very few steps to negotiate along the way, some sun exposure, winding roads, boat ride.
English speaking local sommelier guide, presentation and wine tasting at two wineries, private boat for oyster farm visit and tasting, homemade lunch in one of the wineries, private transportation with a personal car