Discover the world-famous wineries of Pelješac and the historic town of Ston on this beautiful tour of the Dalmatian countryside. This long, narrow peninsula north of Dubrovnik is best known for its red wines of the Plavac Mali sort. Wine experts believe that the popular red vines called Zinfandel are direct descendants of Plavac Mali, exported by the Habsburg monarchy during the 19th century when they controlled Croatia. After a brief stop in Ston to see the second largest wall in Europe, visit to an ancient salt factory or town’s treasury we will make our way to the picturesque town of Orebić for the first wine tasting of our tour. Each winery has its own specialty, and the four we have selected for your tour represent the best that Pelješac has to offer. At Korta Katarina you will learn about the history of wine production in this region and sample three unique reds among them Postup. At Matuško winery in Potomje, see the production process firsthand and taste the most premium Dingač wines. Continuing through the Dingač tunnel, steep hillside vineyards toward Trstenik, your guide will explain what makes this region so ideal for growing grapes before stopping at our third tasting in Grgić winery. Here we will taste one of the rare white wines of Pelješac – called Pošip – which is almost exclusively produced on the island of Korčula. We finish our tour back in Ston with a visit to one last winery called Ćurlin and have planned lunch in the renowned seafood restaurant “Kapetanova Kuća”.
Our driver will pick you up at your cruise ship/accommodation and start with 2h drive towards Orebić, where our first winery “Korta Katarina” is located. We will have 30min break in Ston complemented with walk through the town and coffee on the main square. During drive through picturesque landscape you will see vineyards, many small villages and family owned wineries before we arrive in “Korta Katarina” for an hour wine tasting. From Orebić we will have 20min drive to the next winery we visit - ”Matuško cellar”. Here during 45 min visit, you will discover most beautiful cellar and taste famous red wine “Dingač”. We will leave Potomje and continue drive through tunnel Dingač and steep hillside vineyards towards “Grgić” winery in Trstenik. In this winery we will taste the best white wine of south Dalmatia, “Pošip”. We finish our tour back in Ston with a visit to one last winery called Ćurlin and have planned lunch in the renowned seafood restaurant “Kapetanova Kuća”.
English speaking driver/guide and air-conditioned vehicle, pick-up and drop-off at your hotel or accommodation, entrance fee to salt pans or town’s treasury in Ston, wine tasting in Korta Katarina (3 glasses/person, ham and cheese), wine tasting in Matuško Cellar (3 glasses/person), wine tasting in Grgič (3 glasses/person), wine tasting in Ćurlin (3 glasses/person).