This morning meet your driver and guide for your full day exploration of the peninsula of Pelješac, one of the best wine-growing regions in Croatia.
The rugged terrain and rocky coastline create a dramatic backdrop to the cultivation of centuries-old vines. For over 2000 years, man's sweat and toil have nurtured the grapes of this region, also known as Croatia’s Napa Valley. Quality soil and beneficial Dalmatian sun allow the grapes to produce abundant grape bunches, traditionally used to make Croatia's most renowned wines: "Dingač", "Postup" and "Plavac".
In the village of Ponikve, home to the small family-run winery of Frano Milos. A charismatic owner, passionate about his wines, makes some of the best organic wines in Croatia in a traditional way. The winery grows only Plavac Mali grapes, the most famous Croatian indigenous variety, related to Zinfandel. Today you will take a tour around these stunning vineyards, followed by wine tasting of their best local wines.
In the village of Orebic, at the other end of Peljesac, you will visit Korta Katarina estate and winery for private wine tasting and lunch. This modern state-of-the-art winery preserves the winemaking traditions of the area and produces award winning Plavac Mali, Posip and Rose wines. You will continue your tour with a ride to Skaramuca family winery where the tradition of winegrowing and winemaking is just about as old as the family itself.
On your way back to Dubrovnik, you will stop for a walking tour around the small town of Ston. Once an important military fort of the Dubrovnik Republic, Ston is now a charming town with impressive 5 km-long medieval walls. The walls used to protect precious salt pans that contributed to the wealth of Dubrovnik Republic. With over 4000 years of history, and still in use today, Ston salt pans are among the oldest in the world. Your guide will take to visit the salt pans, as well as impressive Ston city walls for the perfect ending to your exploration of Peljesac.