Stretching parallel to the coast, in full length of 40 miles (65 kilometers), the second largest peninsula in the country is a pristine, almost wild environment, best known as Dubrovnik’s wine empire.
Meet Mario Barulović, your guide and an avid winemaker, in the historic village of Prizdrina, in the very center of the peninsula. Mario’s family has been living here for over 500 years, and has been making wine equally long. In fact, Mario did try living in Dubrovnik, but ended up returning to Pelješac as he missed its spectacular sceneries, fresh air and year-round activities focused around living in harmony with nature. Hop onto bicycles to embark on a discovery trip to Mario’s favorite parts of the peninsula. Hypnotize vineyards and olive groves as you pedal by, travelling to Kuna Pelješka. This small village is known for their still-existing wine cooperative, as well as Celestin Medović, one of the first Croatian modern painters. Then, head downhill towards Trstenik, a picturesque village set in a quiet bay, home to the cellar of California’s favorite Croat Mike Grgich. Continuing along the incredibly scenic Pelješac canal, make your way to Žuljana, a pristine cove of turquoise sea and endless bliss, possibly one of the most charming bays on the entire Adriatic.
Following your return to Prizdrina, taste the fruits of Mario’s labor – Bartulović selection of wines, along with some typical local foods prepared by his mother and sister, another one of the reasons that brought him back to the peninsula.
The program is available as hiking program with wine tastings at Bartulovic and Grgich. Program can be adjusted for different departure points and available time.