Our not-so-ordinary school will take place over seven consecutive days, enjoyment is part of the curriculum, classrooms are replaced with vineries and restaurants and the participants more often than not hold a wine glass in their hand instead of a pencil.
How many wine varieties are indigenous to Croatia? Is Croatia considered an attractive wine destination? Can we compete with the most popular destinations in the world? What is the future of winemaking in Dalmatia? Wine is an inexhaustible topic just like the stock in a high-end wine cellar and this school will allow you to talk about wine all day long. Questions will keep popping up by listening to the interesting story about the origin of Zinfandel or visiting local winemakers and their cellars and tasting some of the best Dalmatian indigenous wine varieties. Nature, cultural heritage, tradition and history which have influenced the creation of these top-class wines will further spark your interest and fresh ideas will keep pouring in after the lectures on wine and food pairings.
If you find this curriculum interesting, sign up. You will receive a top-notch training, a diploma and, of course, first-hand experience of a fantastic wine destination before everyone else discover it.
This 8-day arrangement includes the following activities:
Day 1: Arrival, lecturer meetup, welcome drink, snack
Day 2: Introductory lecture on the history of wine, winemaking and wine regions of Croatia and Dalmatia, tour of Diocletian’s Palace in Split with a unique olive oil and wine tastings and pairings, dinner
Day 3: Day trip to Kaštela, lecture titled “Dalmatia – the Homeland of Zinfandel”, tour of Crljenak variety vineyards and local producers, Crljenak variety tasting, visit to the Biblical Garden, lunch
Day 4: Day trip to the island of Brač, introduction to island wine varieties, tastings of autochthonous island wine varieties and local food (lamb, cheese, varenik dishes) in Brač vineries, visit to the Olive Oil Museum in Škrip and Ethno-eco village Dol, Hrapoćuša cake tasting
Day 5: Day trip to Dalmatian hinterland (vineyards of Imotski and Vrgorac) and Komarna and Ston, wine tastings in family-owned wineries, a tour of cultural and natural heritage sights (Wine Museum on the Pelješac peninsula, Red and Blue Lakes), tasting of wine and Vrgorac prosciutto in a vineyard in Vrgorac, lunch
Day 6: Day trip to Omiš, lecture on food and wine pairings in the restaurant in the Cetina River canyon, boat trip through the canyon, tour of the Republic of Poljica, culinary workshop on how to prepare the traditional dish soparnik, dinner
Day 7: Final lecture, diploma ceremony, gala dinner
Day 8: Departure
The programme 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 programme are optional; kindly contact us for the final version of the programme.