Visit the world-famous wineries and discover historic town of Ston on this Peljesac peninsula wine tasting tour from Dubrovnik. 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, ancient salt factory and town’s treasury we will make our way to 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 Peljesac peninsula 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 amphorae on the bottom of the sea. In this food and wine tour 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 Dubrovnik wine tours, you will learn about the history of wine production,see production process firsthand and taste the premium ones – Dingac wine and Postup. 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 enjoy beautiful landscape. This private day trip can be enriched with side stop on sandy beach in Prapratno for swimming or lunch in the renowned seafood restaurant “Kapetanova Kuća”.
Our driver will pick you up at your cruise ship/accommodation and start with 1h drive towards Ston (check out Ston tour). 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 “Dingac”. We will leave Potomje and continue drive through tunnel Dingač and steep hillside vineyards towards Trstenik and Žuljana. On the way back you can make additional stop on Prapratno beach for swimming or lunch in the renowned seafood restaurant “Kapetanova Kuća” in Ston. Peljesac 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)