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I am Mario Sehic AIWS, WSET Certified Wine Educator and Diploma holder, an English of Croatian origin living and working in the beautiful and historic Dubrovnik,heart of the Dalmatian wine country.
My business,Dubrovnik Wine Tours,offers personal wine tasting tours for small groups, in English, to carefully selected wine cellars and vineyards in Dubrovnik region.
I have established connections with independent,family winegrowers in Croatia,especially in Dubrovnik/Peljesac region. At the visits, you’ll enjoy generous tastings, lunches, informal picnics and formal dinners.
You will meet independent, family winegrowers typical to Dalmatia. We visit their ancient cellars, taste their wonderful wines and explore world-famous vineyards! Tours are informal, informative and fun.
Join me in a Wine Tour and share my deep passion, knowledge and boundless enthusiasm for Croatia, its wines, food and lifestyle.
Click on the corks at the top of the page to find out more. Please explore my site as, in addition to explaining the tours, I paint a picture of Dubrovnik to help you fully enjoy your visit.
NEW from APRIL 2014:
MOSTAR-3 UNESCO HERITAGE SITES-2 WINERIES
Private day trip to Mostar from Dubrovnik to see its famous bridge and the picturesque village of Pocitelj, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites with stop in Blagaj,spectacular source of river Buna,also UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit to two family owned wineries,very unique local grape varieties,Blatina and Zilavka with production history going back to 1353!
Pick up from your Dubrovnik hotel and head to the city of Mostar with its graceful and instantly recognisable bridge over the River Neretva which has been painstakingly reconstructed since the siege of the early 1990s with the original blocks of stone recovered from the river, and is a symbol of reconciliation and international co-operation, with Bosnians living on one side and Croats on the other, as the Turkish and the Christians have always done here. Meet your English-speaking local guide here for a 1-hour walking tour. With its unique blend of Turkish Ottoman and grand 19th century European architecture, Mostar is fascinating to walk around, and the old town has loads of cafés to relax in afterwards. There are copper-smiths, artists and antique dealers, mosques and churches, and Tepa Market sells delicious local pomegranates, figs and honey.
First stop,family owned winery, tutored tasting of several wines,introduction to wine tasting,principles of wine&food matching.
Our second stop is Pocitelj, historical town . Pocitelj grew up surrounded by defensive walls as it occupied a strategic location on the river, and inside these walls are the fortress, bazaar, baths and inns, the madrassa and mosque, soup kitchen, school and houses – a complete town that has been carefully restored since the war. It is particularly noted for its artists who come here from all around the world.
Next, Mostar where we will have walking tour led by local professional guide.
Transfer to Blagaj, a village 12km southeast of Mostar. In Blagaj there are good samples of Ottoman mosques, bridges and tekija which is on the right bank of the River Buna at its source. In Blagaj there is complex of the Bosnian oriental houses owned by the Velagic family, the old family. It was built in XVII century and is a beautiful example of the Ottoman residential architecture, a one-story structure with typically extended porches. In the vicinity there are also old flour-mills that were in the old days powered by the strong River Buna.All this surrounded by large flower gardens and reflected in the calm water. Within the complex there are two guest-houses that were built to accommodate unexpected travellers offering them accommodation and food. The family now owns a hotel and a family business of honey production. At Blagaj, a river flows out of a mountain. It's very beautiful, with deep blue water. A historic mosque is built into the cliff (women must wear head-scarves to enter the mosque). Trout are farmed in the river, and several excellent restaurants serve trout with seating on the riverbank where we will have a delicious 3 course lunch with local wines for which area is famous,white wine called Zilavka and red Blatina,local top quality grape varieties.
After lunch visit to another winery for wine tasting and then we will start heading back to Dubrovnik.
Included is everything from above,guide and wine expert Mario Sehic AIWS,driver,all visits,wine tastings and 3 course lunch priced from 140 euros per person.
Note:Passport is needed for border crossing.