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”.
pnknau: “We ( 2 Kiwi couples ) booked this day tour through Absolutely Dubrovnik who, as tour and accommodation organisers, we would recommend to anyone. Our tour guide Braco, picked us up at 8.30 am from our apartment in Lapad Beach and we headed North towards the Peljesac Peninsular. Did an interesting drive initially inland via the Old Napoleon Road, stopping at our first winery for a tasting and had to take it easy as the wine was so good and we had a few more tastings ahead. The next stop was at the old town of Ston where we had coffee and a bite to eat. Ston has the 2nd longest protective rock wall in the world around the town and can be walked (very high and lots of steps) to get a great view. As Ston was a valuable town for it's salt production, the wall was built centuries ago to protect this asset. Braco then took us further up the Peninsular for more wine tasting and stopped for a break for complimentary Oyster tasting (Almost as good as NZ Bluff Oysters) at a pleasant Oyster and Mussel farm inlet. Had to try the Mussels and local beer also and would recommend this as well. A couple of more Wine tasting venues, all of which were excellent, the last also offering a taste of the local Grappo (Distilled Grape skin liquor) which was our fill for the day and enough to make for a happy trip, arriving back to Lapad around 4.30 pm. The cost for the four of us at Euro 300 was well worth it. Would totally recommend Braco as a tour guide for this trip as his knowledge of the area was excellent and was also very obliging for any photo opportunities en route.”Read more
vsd59: “We recently traveled to Dubrovnik. We spent 3 days there. Prior to reaching Dubrovnik, I had communicated with Ivo at Taxi Dubrovnik based on ratings on Tripadvisor. Ivo was very easy to plan with and always prompt. We were picked up from Ploce gate by Marco for 1 of our 3 excursions. This day we visited Korcula and Ston. We had a small problem with ferry schedule. Instead of waiting 2 more hours, Ivo and Marco stepped up and we boarded a ferry with our vehicle and were taken to Korcula. This I am sure cost them lot more money but they wanted us happy and did what it took to get us to Korcula. He showed us Marco Polo's birth place and beautiful island of Korcula.We visited Europe's 2nd largest wall in Ston. We visited a winery and did wine tasting. There were multiple other stops for varieties of other reasons including pictures. On day two, we did a 4 hours long Dubrovnik Panorama tour. We were first taken to the bridge for a grand view of new Dubrovnik. We visited Dubrovnik river and then drove up the hill to the best view point to see the old city Dubrovnik and the walls. This view point is definitely a lot better than the cable car one. We next went to the cable car station for a different view. Then we drove to a fishing village called Cavtat. A beutiful little village. We were brought back to Old city Dubrovnik. There we were met by Gordana, wife of Ivo. She is a licensed guide and took us all over old town showing us all the historical buildings. She is quite knowledgeable and truly gave us a lesson in history. On day 3 we did a tour to Kotor with Marco. Town of Kotor and Kotor bay is just gorgeous. Marco also took us to small villages -Perast and Njegos. The road to Njegos had 25 turnabouts and views were simply spectacular. We did not visit the Mausoleum at the top because of clouds. Marco was quite friendly and knowledgeable. This whole organization is excellent and provides great service. I will not hesitate to use them again.”Read more
Itinerary: 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”.
Duration: 8h 30min
Included: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).
Not included: Other than specified, lunch in “Kapetanova Kuća”
Type of service: Private
Transportation method: VW Sharan for 1 – 4 person, Opel Vivaro van for 5 – 8 person, MB Sprinter minibus for 9 – 19 person