Discover Split, the largest city in the region of Dalmatia and the birthplace of Zinfandel-Kastela wine. On this half day wine tour you will have the opportunity to taste locally produced wines that are only available in this region.
Croatia is not just one of the oldest wine regions on the planet, it’s also one of the most diverse. There are around 150 indigenous grape varieties in Croatia and the Kastela region near Split grows 11 of these.
You will visit the Kuzmanic winery dating back to the early 18th century. According to the old Church documents, the Kuzmanic family started producing wines 300 years ago, especially ancient Dalmatian sorts Glavinusa, Babica and Posip. Their cellar located on the slopes of mountain Kozjak is a 120 years old stone house offering fantastic views of the nearby islands. It was also used during a construction of the local railway as a gun powder magazine.
Enjoy wine tasting of award-winning white wines such as Tribjan and Posip and reds Glavinusa and Babica (not available elsewhere) paired with traditional Dalmatian snacks.
Enjoy a short stroll through the nearby Biblical Garden, one of twenty in the world and find out more about the flavorsome herbs used in Croatian cuisine as well as the Olive tree blessed by Pope Woytila.
At the very end of the garden, you will get the chance to take your picture next to the original Zinfandel vines. A small 12-vine vineyard was planted by former mayor of Yountville, Mary Lou Hunt and Mike Grgich himself in honour of the discovery of Zinfandel's origins.
- Visit the Biblical Garden
- Wine tasting of award-winning wines
- Tour guide
- Winery visit
In front of St. Francis church, Split