From Dubrovnik to the world-famous wineries and the historic town of Ston on this Pelješac wine tour. 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 discover the second largest wall in Europe, ancient salt factory and town’s treasury we'll make our way through picturesque countryside for the first wine tasting of our tour. Each winery has its own specialty, and the three we have selected for your tour represent the best that Pelješac has to offer. Optional visit to Ćurlin will introduce you with Plavac mali sort or 'Primitivo' how it's beeing called in Itally and in Edivo Wines you will hear about 'Navis Mysterium' – wine aged in amphoras on the bottom of the sea. You have also option to include oyster tasting and lunch of mussels 'buzara' on shore farm and learn about shell farming. At Matusko cellar, which is part of base Pelješac wine tour from Dubrovnik, you will learn about the history of wine production, see production process firsthand and taste the most premium of Croatian wines - Dingač. Continuing through the Dingač tunnel, steep hillside vineyards toward Trstenik and Žuljana, your guide will explain what makes this region so ideal for growing grapes while you ejoy beautiful landscape. Story about Croatian wines will finish back in Ston where lunch in the renowned seafood restaurant “Kapetanova Kuća” is planned. Upon arrival back in Dubrovnik taste of barique Wine will remain from this Tour.
Our driver will pick you up at your cruise ship/accommodation and start with 1h drive towards Ston. We will have 30min break in Ston complemented with sightseeing walk through the town. During drive through picturesque landscape you will see vineyards, many small villages and family owned wineries. There are options to include visit to wineries Ćurlin and Edivo or sea shells lunch on shore farm, before we arrive in “Matuško Cellar” in Potomje. 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 Trstenik and Žuljana. In Ston is planned lunch in the renowned seafood restaurant “Kapetanova Kuća”. Dubrovnik Wine Tour will end with drop of back in Dubrovnik.
BASE TOUR: English speaking driver/guide and air-conditioned vehicle, pick-up and drop-off at your hotel or accommodation, sightseeing in Ston and wine tasting in Matuško Cellar (3 glasses/person)