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.