Food and wine tours in Croatia
If you are planning a trip to Eastern Europe, why not combine sightseeing with a food and wine tour in Croatia?
Croatian vineyards have a history dating back to the 5th century B.C. when wine production grew under the Roman Empire. As the Croatians began to settle and take on the knowledge passed down to them from their ancestors, production increased significantly. Although a great number of the vineyards were destroyed during the Croatian War of Independence in the 1990s, wine production has bounced back successfully.
Currently, there are approximately 300 wineries in the country, produced in two different regions: The Coastal Region (along the Dalmatian Coast) and the Continental Region.
There are many varieties of grapes in Croatia. The most popular red wine is Plavac Mali which comes from the red Plavac Mali grape grown along the Dalmatian coast. This grape produces wines rich in flavour and high in tannins and alcohol. The Plavac Mali grape is a direct descendant of the Zinfandel grape.
The most popular white wine in the country would be Posip which is a dry white wine, produced from the Posip grape which only grows on the Island of KorAula. It is a full flavoured wine best served with lighter foods, such as fish, prawns or lobster.
Touring the wineries of Croatia will introduce you to even more wines such as Teran, Malvazija and Muscat Ottonel and more. Whether you travel to the countryside to visit a continental winery or to the Dalmatian Coast to the coastal wineries or both, this is a great way to make your trip to Croatia memorable and unique.
Recommended food and wine tours in Croatia are 2.5-hour walking tours where guests get to explore the enchanting historical Old Town of Dubrovnik, while savouring some of the best examples of Dalmatian food and wine.
Perfectly positioned inside the world-famous walls of Dubrovnik and along the Adriatic Sea, the guides of food and wine tours in Croatia will explain the history of the cuisine and the culture hidden throughout the streets of this fascinating ancient city.
See and taste how food truly is the heart and soul of Dubrovnik. When you embark on a food and wine tour in Croatia you will get to sample the best local favourites Dubrovnik has to offer at various stops along the way. Sample local favourites, as you walk through Dubrovnik immersing yourself in its history and culture.
Perfectly positioned on the breath-taking Adriatic Sea, experience the culture and history hidden throughout the streets of ancient Dubrovnik. If you want to make the most of your stay in Croatia, book a food and wine tour in Dubrovnik.