BEST WINERIES ON PELJEŠAC
Pelješac peninsula is an exceptionally beautiful place, with tiny villages and sheltered coves rimmed by beaches, and although it’s an increasingly popular holiday area, development remains low – key. Pelješac is also one of Croatia’s most prolific wine producing regions, celebrated for the earthy dry reds derived from the indigenous Plavac Mali grape. The villages of Postup ( 4 km east of Orebić ) and Dingač ( 16 km east ) stand at the center of the best-known vineyards, and wines bearing the Dingač label are highly rated by connoisseurs.
Here are 7 best wineries on Pelješac:
1. VINARIJA VICELIĆ
Winery Vicelić is one small, but very high-quality wine producers on the peninsula. The wine cellar is located in Kuna Peljesac. Their wines, Dingač and Plavac Vicelić, are full-bodied and breathe red berries and spicy notes of oak, complemented by hard and mature tannins. Exported even to England where they are selling in London in prestigious Berry Bros. & Rudd.
2. VINARIJA MILOŠ
Milos Winery is owned by the family Miloš for generations and gives the greatest importance to quality and ecological production.
Their wines are elegant and strong, and Winery Milos is among the best wine producers on the peninsula. Milos Winery produces wine Stagnum, Stagnum Pink, Stagnum semisweet, Stagnum dessert wine and Plavac.
In addition to the wine, olive oil products of family Milos give an outstanding result too. They won various prestigious awards, such as extra virgin olive oil obtained from the olive varieties Oblica 80% and 20% Paštrić won the gold medal at the prestigious New York International Olive Oil Competition in 2013 and 2014. Winery Milos for many years successfully organizes wine tours, it is an original way to create interest for visitors to meet with Plavac Mali and the Peljesac Peninsula.
3. VINARIJA MATUŠKO
Winery Matuško is one of the most beautiful wineries on the peninsula, with a beautiful room for tasting. Hidden from views, it is located near the famous tunnel Dingač. The tunnel leads from Potomja through the hill, and it was named after the hill Dingač whose most attractive position is of course on the south side of the peninsula.
Mato built under the house beautiful and huge wine cellar which extends hundreds of meters under the ground, and ends with a masterful room for wine tasting.
4. VINARIJA SAINT HILLS
“Vinaria”, as it is called by its employees and owners, is an old stone house on the peninsula in a small village called Oskorušno. This house in the past really was a winery, but its old owners had gone in search for a better life across the ocean, leaving the winery that sleeps for 80 years. The new owners breathe new life to her. They left the old stone untouched, because he keeps the story of tradition. The modern part of the house remains to guests to discover.
5. GRGIĆ VINA
Thanks to the owner, the global wine superstar Miljenko Grgic and his investment in this winery, all the winemaking peninsula roused from postwar lethargy and began arriving quality then dominant Hvar. Today the peninsula overtook Hvar in the amount of good wine producers, and most of those good and learned from her famous neighbor. Pošip products and Plavac Mali have a winery that is open to their visitors. Direct purchase is possible.
Brother and sister Niko and Mare produce some of the finest Plavac in Dalmatia. They come under the label Bura Dingač and Mare Postup, and both wines are author signed by Niko. Quantities of both wines are very limited and the visit is not possible without notice. Dingač Bura was named best Croatian Plavac two consecutive years and is probably the most wanted wine on the market. No matter their top-quality wines, price is more than fair.
7. KORTA KATARINA
The most beautiful and best equipped winery on the peninsula brings us from the very beginning, Pošip number 1 on the market, and small Plavac which belongs to the top quality Dalmatian Plavci. Wines come on the market under the label Korta Katarina. The winery is the result of investments of US enthusiasts of our natural beauty and wine. The result is in accordance with the emotional nature of the investment. Socialist Resort turned into one of the most beautiful wineries and the future of small hotels Croatian. Visit by prior arrangement.