Dalmatia’s Lost Varieties

Search for Dalmatia’s lost wine varieties. Presentation and tasting of wines made from native grape varieties, cultivated in Dalmatian vineyards for centuries. Learning about wine tasting and selection.

Given the fact that the most valuable grape varieties are the native ones, Dalmatia is one of the richest repositories of wine varieties. Here you can find perhaps one hundred ancient varieties that, after centuries of cultivation on the same location, acquired some distinguishing features that cannot be reproduced – true riches in grapevines.

However, some of the old varieties have almost been erased from memory over time. Fortunately, there is a growing number of winemakers who choose to revive these valuable lost varieties and thus reclaim them from obscurity.

This job is far from easy. As reclaiming even a single lost variety requires lots of efforts and persistence, only the most experienced professionals and true wine lovers embark on it. By attending this program, you will discover their world – the world of lost varieties.

This 6-day arrangement includes the following activities:

Day 1: Arrival in Omiš

Day 2: Wine workshop “Dalmatia’s Lost Varieties” conducted by a sommelier; lunch in the River Cetina canyon

Day 3: Excursion to Šibenik and Krka National Park; visit to a family-owned winery in Skradin and tasting of a native Dalmatian wine

Day 4: Excursion to Split; visit to Diocletian’s Palace, tasting of olive oil

Day 5: Excursion to Imotski (cycling possible) and Blue and Red Lakes; visit to a family-owned winery in Vrgorac, tasting of a native Dalmatian wine

Day 6: Departure.


The arrangement is available throughout the year for groups of 2-50 persons. | Hotel or private  accommodation (3*, 4* or 5*). | The agency can organize the transport. | Expert guided tours in English available (also in other languages, at request). | All the above elements of the program are optional; kindly contact us for the final version of the program.

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