“Let’s go to the Wine Empire, Pelješac” has been organised for the second consecutive year by the Plavac Mali Association (the primary red wine grape grown along the Dalmatian) and the Pelješac Wine Route.
The 1st of May, known as International Worker’s Day or Labour Day, will be celebrated with numerous bottles of wine this year on the Pelješac peninsula where winemakers will open the doors of their wine cellars to welcome both local and international wine aficionados.
The manifestation will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April the 29th and 30th 2017:
After the visit to the wine cellars, the winemakers from the Janjina municipality will offer their guests Plavac Mali wine and oysters at promotional prices. Guests will have the opportunity to listen to the Gusari choir from 01:00 until 16:00. Guests will visit the nearby wineries: Pelješk Gardens PZ Janjina, Drače winery, Grgurević winery in Drače, Bezek winery in Janjina, or the newly opened wine bar Edivo in Drače.
On Sunday, the exploration of the Pelješac peninsula is scheduled. Visitors can visit the newly opened House of the Wine Tradition: along with the wine offer, local oysters and roasted sardines will be served while participants check the newly opened exhibition of various ancient objects used in winery making on this, the second largest peninsula in Croatia.
The 1st of May is traditionally reserved for the climb to Mount St. Ilija above the village Orebić.
If you are not participating the Dubrovnik marathon this weekend, pack your bags and head to Pelješac! Stay safe if you plan on tasting all the wines offered and leave your car at home. This impressive peninsula is one to two hours away from Dubrovnik by boat or by car.