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. 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 two 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, accompanied by local wine, of course.
Your trip will further take you up Peljesac Peninsula’s scenic roads to one of the small villages where you will be treated to a mouth-watering lunch of homemade delicacies in an intimate setting of a charming family owned winery. On the way back, you will travel a road few people do, among the steep hills covered in vineyards on one side, and a deep blue Adriatic Sea on another.
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.
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 – 13:45 Drive to family owned winery
13:45 – 15:15 Winery presentation and homemade lunch with wine pairing
15:15 – 16:15 Scenic drive to the town of Ston through the vineyards
16:15 – 17:15 Short introduction tour and time at leisure in Ston
17:15 – 18:00 Return trip to Dubrovnik
18:00 tour ends
English speaking local guide, presentation and wine tasting at two wineries, boat ride for oyster farm visit and tasting, lunch in one of the wineries, private transportation throughout.
Leisurely pace: mostly travelling by van, very few steps to negotiate along the way, some sun exposure, winding roads, boat ride