The youthful and enthusiastic winemaker Mario Bartulović, from Prizdrina on Pelješac peninsula, welcomes you to the Dubrovnik’s wine empire to experience the two jewels among the peninsula’s traditions – memorable wines and a life-long passion for peka making!
Mario’s family has been living on Pelješac for over 5 centuries, hence there might not be a better person to give you a first-hand account of the livelihood and history in the area. Painting the story of the region's wines, Mario will take you to two wine cellars – Napa Valley’s favorite Croat, Mike Grgich’s cellar set above Trstenik and his own, the winery Bartulović. Offering two different takes on the same local varieties, including Plavac Mali reds, Rukatac and Pošip whites, Mario will illustrate the incredible character of these sorts, but also the immense role individual wine maker’s approaches play in the final product.
Prepare yourself for a special experience - peka feast! Peka is an iron bell-shaped lid that is placed over a pan of meat - traditionally veal or lamb, potatoes all covered in hot coals, allowing the food to slowly roast over several hours, resulting in tender meat and succulent potatoes. Under Mario’s guidance you will learn the secrets behind this simple yet divine dish, enjoying the final delicious result as the ultimate compliment to the local wines.