The Wine Roads of Croatia: Peljesac Peninsula

By , 08 Oct 2016, 11:26 AM Wine Regions
The Wine Roads of Croatia: Peljesac Peninsula

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Punctuated in the middle of the gorgeous coastal drive between Split and Dubrovnik is the Peljesac Peninsula, whose entrance is guarded by the famous oysters, salt plains and 5km fortified wall of Ston, and whose western side is the gateway to Marco Polo's Korcula, and the white wine treasures, Grk and Posip. 

And while the famous traveller's island may be famous for its whites, neighbouring Peljesac is the heartland of Dalmatia's most famous re variety, Plavac Mali. Along with the impossibly steep slopes on the southern slopes of Hvar, the conditions for Plavac Mali on Peljesac are the best in the world, something which is reflected in the world class wines which are produced there. 

Dalmatia is lagging behind Istria in its organisation of wine roads, but Peljesac is a little more progressive than some of its Dalmatian neighbours. Wine tasting invitations are signposted, and there is a Peljesac wine road of sorts, although it is missing some of the bigger names on the peninsula, such as Saint Hills in Oskorusno and Korta Katarina on the entrance to Orebic. TCW's intention is to provide comprehensive information on all the wine roads of Croatia, but this will of course take time, and this wine road is at least a good starting point.

Participating wineries take part in 'Days of Open Doors of Peljesac Wine Cellars from Spring to Winter', an event which was opened with great celebration this year on May 1.Read more about it in Croatian here.

Croatia Wine Map

For all of the various varieties, indigenous and imported, hundreds of winemakers and many different wine styles, Croatia can be divided into 4 major winemaking regions. Those are: Eastern Continental Croatia, Croatian Highlands, Istria and Kvarner Bay, and Dalmatia. We have written about those regions extensively, and we invite you to research them through our article on the regions, articles with more details written on specifics of wine-making in each of the Croatian counties and through our series of articles showing you the virtual wine maps for best-known wine regions in Croatia.


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