Drače is a small village in Croatia. It’s located on the peninsula of Peljesac, which is one hour away from Dubrovnik- a town with more than two thousand years history.. It is the place where our story begins. Pelješac is well known as a peninsula with fine vineyards and many excellent varieties of wine, famous all over the world.
2011 was the year when we made the first wine and decided to make it unique. We came up with the idea of immersing bottles and amphorae under the sea, but it took time to check a many things and explore possibilities. First, amphorae were submerged in late 2013 and early 2014. Researching whether it is even possible to do something like that, we started in several different locations around the peninsula of Pelješac.
With the bottles we immediately had good results, but the amphorae were more difficult. It was necessary to investigate whether it would be possible to put glass bottle directly in an amphora, because wine could lose quality from any penetration by the sea. Now, we have the first underwater winery.
In the Dubrovnik region, Explore Dalmatia provides trips that take you to the iconic city of Dubrovnik, where you can walk along the famous city walls, visit historical landmarks, and explore the charming old town. You can also venture to the nearby town of Ston, known for its impressive fortified walls and delicious oysters.
We handpicked 5 beach destinations in Dubrovnik area. Check out the whole list by clicking the button under our Top 5, or click on the beach and get directions to each spot.