In the 4th Century BC, the Ancient Greeks brought grape vine to this sunny island and planted it in the fertile plain of the ancient village of Pharos.
Amidst centuries of rich and turbulent history, the people of Hvar—blessed with the lushness of the Mediterranean—have cultivated their vineyards with great skill and care. Grapes and wine gave these people food, safety, and medicine. The island has been home to the finest variety of grapes this region has to offer, but one challenge has remained: how to cultivate such richness and harmony and turn it into great wine. Hvar’s methods are tried and true. Wines from the island have become very competitive at wine fairs, winning First Place prizes and being counted as some of the best wines in the country.
Our Wine Tour is fully guided – not a shuttle service that drops people off to fend for themselves. We provide you with personalised attention and service, ensuring you have the best experience and most memorable day.
Arriving in Jelsa, where we visit the best winery on the island; it’s one of the best wineries in all of Croatia.
We chose this winery for our wine tasting excursion because they not only offer a selection of outstanding wines but also have other fine local products such as their exceptional olive oils. They produce around 30,000 bottles of wine per year, which is a smaller amount compared to other famous producers in the area. You can find all types of wines to your taste including the well-known Plavac Mali and amber wines. The evening tasting menu includes six types of wine accompanied with four types of olive oil (for instance rosemary, sage, oregano, chili, basil and natural). You can taste the culture of Croatian cheese and ham, homemade breads, olives and the famous “paprenjak”, traditional saffron cakes.
Departure time and meeting location: 6 PM from Viking Dive Center
End location: Hvar town bus station, your hotel, villa, private accommodation…
Duration: 3 hours
Price per person: 750 HRK
What’s included: an air-conditioned 4WD (Nissan Patrol, Nissan Pathfinder…) or minivan with driver, wine tasting guide and wine tasting as described above