Premium Peljesac Private Wine Tour

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Peljesac Premium Tour

Region

Peljesac

Type of Tour

Premium Private Tour

Duration

Full Day

Group Size

2 to 7

No. of Meals

2 x gourmet snack

Wineries Visited

3

Wines Tasted

app. 15

Availability

9:30 AM, all 2022
Peljesac Winery

Trip Summary

When it comes to the reds (red wine), Peljesac Peninsula wines are the best Croatia has to offer. Join us on this tour to try the best of the best -and more.
Tour is always guided by one of our two guides, Ivo or Stjepan (click here to learn more of the guides), who both hold WSET and Croatian Sommelier’s Degrees, are also licensed guides and grew up in the area, so you cannot get better companions/educators/entertainers than these two.

Our goal on this tour is to teach and present the BEST wine that this area offers and introduce you to local food delicacies these wines perfectly pair with. Tour consists of a visit to a big, premium winery, a top small family-owned winery, as well as an unforgettable outdoor oyster and sparkling wine pairing experience.

Trip Details

Your private tour starts with a pick up at your hotel in Dubrovnik with our Mercedes minivan or Nissan X-trail luxury SUV and driving about 50 min up the Adriatic coast towards the peninsula of Peljesac. During the drive, your guide will introduce you to the history of this area, geographic, and the climate – a necessary foundation to understand its wine-growing story.

 

In the village of Mali Ston, we will meet our old friend and fisherman Mario, who will take us in his fishing boat to the oyster beds (the sea is always perfectly calm since we are in the bay, so no worries that you would get seasick). We will explain about oysters and mussels, their growth, and cultivation while Mario picks and serves fresh oysters on the boat. Our guide will pair it with Peljesac sparkling wine – a great way to start your day.

After coming back to the mainland (the whole experience is about 40 min), we will continue through the Peljesac peninsula (with a possible toilette/coffee stop or walking tour of the medieval city of Ston). We will drive through the spectacular scenery of vineyards, olive orchards, valleys, and slopes, while your guide will explain the history of wine in the region, terroirs, varieties, and production.

Arriving at Dingac hills we will exit the car to walk in the sloped vineyards where guide will explain you uniqueness of this terrain, soil, and ultimately its wine  – Dingac.
Passing through 400 m long Dingac tunnel we will enter Potomje valley – most famous wine growing valley of Peljesac and at the outskirts of the valley. We will stop at Saints Hills winery – with its premium wines molded to perfection by Tolj family winemakers.
With breathtaking views of the slopes of Zupa your pallet will journey into the history and future of this wines accompanied with small pairing bites.
Following Saint Hills winery we will be coming back through Peljesac visiting one of the top private boutique family owned wineries. You will have a chance to talk to wine maker about their philosophies in wine making and, of course taste their wines with home made cow cheese and small bites. We have chosen a winery that we believe to be the best representation of the area.
Coming back towards Ston we will be driving at different side of Peljesac for our guests to soak up more nature and scenery until we arrive to Ston. Optionally, you may have an authentic lunch where you will get the chance to try our your newly acquired knowledge of Peljesac wines and pair your food with them accordingly
Optional lunch is followed by 50 min ride back to Dubrovnik which concludes the tour. As our guides always say: “You enter our car as our guest, you exit it as our friends”.

Itinerary

* checkpoints on the map

09:00 departure from Dubrovnik (H*), drive to Ston

09:50 arrival Mali Ston, short boat ride with fisherman Mario (B*)

  • tasting of oysters, and home made olive oil paired with Peljesac premium white sparkling wine

10:40 continuing through Peljesac scenic routes (possible stop in Ston for a walking tour/coffee/toilette)

11:30 Dingac Hills -visiting vineyards with your guide (D*)

12:00 Saint Hills premium winery (E*)

  • story of the winery
  • winery visit
  • premium wine tasting (5 wines)
  • snacks to pair the wine with

13:40  Selected Boutique private winery (F*)

  • story of the winery
  • winery visit -possible tasting from the barrel
  • premium wine tasting (5+ wines, liqueurs)
  • meeting and talking with the owner
  • Home made snack (local cheese or prosciutto with olives)

15:30 Authentic lunch in Ston (G*) or Mali Ston (at guests expense)

  • Guests will have a choice of menus

16:45 Drive back to Dubrovnik

17:45 Drop off at your hotel -tour ends (H*)

What is included

  • Air conditioned vehicle (Mercedes Vito or V class or Nissan X-trail -luxury SUV)
  • Experienced driver/licensed guide/wine sommelier Stjepan or Ivo
  • Unique outdoor boat oyster picking experience
  • Tasting of 15+ top quality wines, fruit liqueurs, olive oil
  • Oysters, tapas, prosciutto and cheese, olives along the way
  • Bottled water in the car
  • Guests insurance

Not included

  • Lunch at Ston (at own expense) – from our experience, snacks and bites along the way are abundant so many guests prefer not to have lunch
  • Wine purchases along the way
  • Tips and gratuities (not mandatory)

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How to book this tour

  • Use this booking form to check prices, availability, and INSTANTLY book your tour
  • 20% deposit should be paid by PayPal in EURO, and the outstanding amount should be settled with the tour guide after the tour
  • After successful booking you’ll receive a confirmation e-mail from us