Croatia grows an impressive 130 indigenous sorts and some fabulous representatives can be tried here. The wineries are in spectacular locations, offering you the best of both worlds - quality wine and a quality excursion. Famished by phylloxera in the late 19th century, the region's wines are finally making a comeback. Slowly but steadily, the hills are being reclaimed and replanted. To give an example of the devastation caused by the vine disease, neighboring Hvar once had 5700 hectates of vines under cultivation - today that number is 280.
Following the pretty 50-minute ferry ride from Split, we travel past the highest vineyards in all Croatia to make the spectacular descent to the town of Bol, famous for its Golden Horn beach. Our first appointment takes us to the first Dalmatian wine cooperative, dating back to 1903. Its current occupant, Stina winery, is modern, stylish and outstanding, and you should not only try their awarded wines, but check out their award-winning bottle labels too! Truly unique!
Afterwards we continue to visit Sasa Senjkovic, one of the leaders of resurgence on Brac whose family wine cellar is located in the tiny village of Dracevica. Located in an old family house, the Senjovic experience smacks of authenticity and tradition, and the wines on offer are truly special - Bosso, Brocka Ric and the outstanding Spoza rose. Add to that the considerable culinary talent of his wife Magdalena, and here is an authentic food and wine pairing not to be missed! Enjoy the tastings and subsequent lunch on a special private estate on a hilltop. Traditional homemade cooking, fabulous wines and a setting to die for!
Instead of taking the ferry as included in the program, it is possible to organize this trip on a private speedboat, at an extra cost. Our guide will be waiting to greet you at the port in Supetar. Moreover, our Stina guide can organize a tour of their impressive vineyards by Murvica, but be warned - the vineyards are steep and not for the fainthearted!