So, you wake up, you breathe in the fresh Hvar air and you decide that in half a day, you would like to become “sommelier” of Hvar? Our half-day wine tour will take you on a journey through centuries of vineyards of Hvar, with your expert local guide bringing the wines to life and unraveling Hvar wine story. Ok, maybe we cannot promise you that you will become a sommelier but we can promise you that you will have a great wine experience.
We will start our journey in Hvar and start with a drive through the island inland. We will pass through old villages Brusje and Velo Grablje and through many lavender fields. Stop, breathe, enjoy. Put stress in distress. Continuing this stress-free sightseeing we come towards di Ager (Hora) – protected field, one of Greek culture masterpieces which remained almost intact during a period of 2400 years.
The best part begins in Jelsa, where two specially chosen wineries are waiting for you. First, we are taking you back to the roots. To pure living tradition – Duboković winery. Awarded red wines, cult Croatian wine Medvid, Before 6009 years, 2718 hours of sun in a bottle, Laganini, cheese, bread – all that in an intimate candle lit cellar of winemakers family house – pure heaven or to say wine heaven. Besides all this in Duboković winery you will be able to enjoy in his own produced macerated olive oils. Try basil or sage flavoured olive oil and decide to move to Hvar permanently. If this is not possible, you can buy wines or olive oils to take with you as a memory to enjoy in coldish autumn nights.
Second winery is Bastijana Tomić, modern, famous for good reason not only in Hvar, but in whole Croatia and beyond. A sightseeing tour around the winery is included in order to provide you with a complete experience and understanding of the winemaking process. Wine tasting includes 4 wine courses specially paired with accompanying food: prosciutto, cheese, chocolate and other lovely gastronomic surprises. One of the wines included in the tasting is their pride product, prošek, the authentic Dalmatian desert wine made from selected grapes of local varieties like Plavac Mali, Bogdanuša, Maraština etc..
After Bastijana wine cellar tour and wine tasting we'll head to an old, abandoned village Malo Grablje for a fabulous traditional 3 course lunch or dinner (depending on the time of day) paired with Mr. Berti’s wine, a real treat. We recommend Peka – traditional way of preparing dishes (choose between veal, lamb or octopus) under the iron bell. Unwind Dalmatian style in amazing setting of this quiet, secluded village and enjoy lunch with a view on surrounding cliffs and beautiful nature.
Go home from your vacation and decide to take some of the sweet Mediterranean lifestyle with you. We will do our best that you have such a good time that next time you’re in Hvar you wish join us again.
PRIVATE WINE TOUR WITH TRADITIONAL LUNCH
Price: 175 EUR per person
Departure: 11:00 / 15:00
Duration: 5 hours
What is included: pick up and drop off at your accommodation, all transportations in luxury SUV or comfortable air con Van, guide/driver, 5 hour guided sightseeing tour as described above, wine tasting in 1 selected winery, 3 course traditional lunch or dinner with wine.