Wine Stories of Dalmatia

Wine Stories of Dalmatia

When: May to October
Duration: Full day
From: Split and Šibenik. The program can run from Zadar as well


Wine Tour of Bibich Wine Cellar

Skradin is magical, nestling beneath the beautiful waterfalls at the mouth of the Krka River where it meets the sea.. For more than 2,000 years it has entranced all who love beauty, music, nature and glorious wine and food! From traditional folk klapa singing that touches your heart to the roaring waterfalls of the Skradinski Buk, Skradin is a marvelous find. And so is their wine--more than 75 years ago a local vintage Bedrica here won the grand prix award in Toulouse, France, and was declared one of the six best wines in the world!). Complimenting their outstanding viniculture are numerous authentic and original dishes.  Unique Skradin risotto definitely stands out as a labour of love taking over 12 hours to prepare! The countryside here is dotted with vineyards, each vine sitting in its own patch of fertile earth within a framework of stone walls covering the surrounding hills.  One of the meccas for wine lovers the world over is the Bedrica family home which has one of the richest collections of original tools, machines and devices for the production of alcoholic beverages in Europe that has been collected and treasured for more than two hundred years.

Wine-tasting and the gourmet dinner served in the cellars of the Bibic Winery has become the signature event for lovers of fine wine and food in Croatia. The vineyards are located in the rolling hills above historic Skradin and Krka National Park in the bucolic village of Plastovo. Among the most celebrated in the country, most of Bibic's limited production is sold only in very select shops and served in the finest restaurants--the rest is exported to the US and Europe. In addition to their award-winning whites and reds, Bibic also produces exceptional brandies. After a tour of the vineyards and cellars, you will be invited by owner Alen Bibic and his wife Vesna to enjoy a 6-8 course wine-pairing gourmet dinner. Each dish is visually stunning and a divinely delectable--individually prepared and served on its own special china with a wine chosen personally by Alen. Depending on the season, you'll enjoy tender home-raised veal, free range ducks, pheasant and other poultry together with a medley of organically grown vegetables and herbs from their extensive gardens. This sublime experience ends with a fabulous desert and brandy. After dinner you can browse the Bibic Winery shop to buy not only their finest wine but Bibic first cold pressed olive oil and other Dalmatian delicacies.

This program can be combined with a tour of Sibenik and it's UNESCO World Heritage Site cathedral or with Skradin and Krka National Park.


Our Skradin Wine Tour will also visit the Gasperov cellar (optional extra) for a great wine tasting of the area’s most famous wine, Babic.  We will also stop in at the famous Bucavac vineyard in Primošten - a monument of hard work in Dalmatia!

Payment

 




Price, from Split

For 1 - 3 - from 120 Euros per person
For 4 - 8 - from 100 Euros per person

The number of participants is limited

The cost includes: collection from your hotel, villa or private apartment by our English-speaking driver/guide, comfortable sedan car of van, road tolls and parking, all taxes and VAT, tickets if applicable, wine tasting and visits listed in the itinerary
Options

This wonderful wine adventure can be extended with an unique slow food dinner for additional 50 Euros per person at the prestigious Pelegrini restaurant in Šibenik. If you wish, the tour can also be easily combined with a visit to a nearby Krka National Park! Another great wine tasting can be arranged in Trogir at boutique Delicium Nostrum store. One day wine tasting tour of Hvar is also available from Split!
Contact us for more options and your specific request!
Highlights

Authentic local wines like Riserva and Lučica debit of Bibich.  "Designer"
finger food of traditional snacks like home made prosciutto, local cheese and olive oils. Wine of Bedrica - winner of 1930's Toulouse tasting. Gašperov Babic wine. Bucavac vineyards. Charming towns of Skradin and Primošten. Optional - exclusive slow - food meal at prestigious Pelegrini restaurant in Renaissance down town of Šibenik.