The ancestral home of Zinfandel

Explore the terroir of original Zinfandel!

The lovers of Zinfandel will cherish this journey to its ancestral lands and tasting wines made of its European equivalent grapes! Long believed to be an authentic American sort, after a recent DNA analysis, Zin was irrefutably related to its Croatian origins. More precisely, it was related to the Crljenak Kaštelanski grape, which is now undergoing somewhat of a renaissance thanks to his American relative!

This tour takes you into two very local, although relatively new, wine cellars. Bedalov is a family winery, which also features a small pensione. The place feels very homey and relaxed, bringing an authentic Dalmatian atmosphere to the table, coupled with three sorts of wine that they produce, Crljenak Kaštelanski (Zinfandel), Plavac mali and Maraština, and some local snacks, like olives and homemade olive oil.

Your next stop is the Babe wine cellar, near Trogir, to try Crljenak Kaštelanski, Merlot and Cuvée. Given the spectacular location of the winery, with breath-taking panoramas of Čiovo island and Marjan hill, Babe is the place to take a walk through the vineyards and enjoy nature, while learning about all the hard labor that goes into a bottle of wine. To make this tour complete, if you please, unique wine-paired lunch of local specialties can be organized at either cellar.

Details

Wines: Crljenak, Plavac mali...

Tour style: Wine tasting with lunch/dinner

Time: AM or PM departure

Period: May to October

Duration: 4 - 5 hours

Difficulty: Easy

Children friendly: No

What to bring: Camera, walking shoes, sun screen for summer months walks

Location: Split, Trogir

Included:

Round transfers, professional driver/guide, tasting at two wine cellars, visit to one vineyard, lunch with wine

For your inquiries and reservations, please contact us at info@culinary-croatia.com

Available options:

A visit to Bedalov hilltop vineyards is available as an additional extra