February 5, 2016
Hvar Wine tour
Written By amazinghvar
The ancient Greeks and Romans were already growing grapes and producing wine on Hvar 300 years well before Christ was born. This gave them safety, food and medicinal wealth.
Vineyards are all over the island. Strong wind and sun are ideal conditions for producing the best quality wine, including Croatia’s only Grand Cru. Plavac mali is the most indigenous grape in the Dalmatian region.
Our wine tour begins in Hvar town with a drive to the other side of the island to the island’s most important wine region. Continuing further we’ll visit two of the most famous Croatian winemakers. The wine tour includes two wineries.
Bastijana – Drink to hours, not on litres.
Situated in Jelsa, a small coastal town which has a very proud and long winemaking tradition.
The Tomić family and ten other people from the island of Hvar work in the winery. They cultivate indigenous grapes, but experiment new ones as also. They are constantly enhancing the production of red, white and rose varieties with modern technologies, but pay particular attention to Prošek, the original Dalmatian wine made from selected and dried grapes of the highest quality local varieties.
Zlatan otok In the Sv. Nedjelja village, by the waterside, the Plenković family formed their horticulturist company in early 1986. Their vineyards are to the south of Hvar island and on Makarska vineyards below Mt. Biokovo. The wine tasting are held in a unique underwater wine cellar overlooking the bottom of the sea.
At each wine cellar you will have the opportunity to taste 4 – 5 different wines together with a personalised wine guide, who will describe the individual wines and provide the information needed to satisfy your curiosity, with islands finest local appetisers.
After the wineries we head to a spectacular Traditional Dalmatian dinner in the charming abandoned village of Malo Grablje.
Local cheese and smoked ham with island extra virgin olive oil, marinated fish
Peka – traditional meal with lamb or mixed lamb and veal under the iron bell covered with the ash.
Simple traditional desert with almonds
Local wine, water, grappa – local brandy made by Berti
DEPARTURE TIME: 9:00 – 11:00
Exact departure time will be agreed upon at time of booking.
PLACE OF DEPARTURE: We will pick you up at your hotel, villa, private accommodation, bus station,… Your departure point will be decided at time of booking.
DURATION: This is a full day tour (6 – 8 hours).
INCLUDED IN PRICE: Tour as described, pick up, guide/driver, car transfer, 2 x Wine tasting, dinner with wine in abandoned village of Malo Grablje.
TOUR TYPE: Gastronomy, history and culture, for individuals, couples and families
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Light
DISABILITIES FRIENDLY: Yes, please advise in advance.
PRICE: 160 EUR/per person
MIN: 2 People
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