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Herzegovina Wine Route – Full Day Wine Tasting Experience

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6997
10+ Hours
Availability : Every Day
Min Age : 18+
Tour Overview

When there is a wine there must be a culture and some good time. Did you know that the wine tradition of Herzegovina dates back to the 2000 BC? From Slavs, Bosnian Banate, Bosnian Kingdom, Ottomans and Austro-Hungarians, all until nowadays, wine manufacture of Herzegovina always stayed high quality.

This is one of the reasons European Union decided to invest in a project “Herzegovinian wine route” which collects all the best winemakers making them easily approachable for wine tasting, buying and learning about the tradition from a first hand.

Herzegovina Wine Tasting Experience is created to take your senses on a  journey through  array of aromas, scents and flavours of centuries old obscure Zilavka and Blatina production.

Highlights

  • Join a full day best of Herzegovina Wine Route and taste some of the finest Balkan wines
  • Start a tour from Sarajevo, Mostar or Dubrovnik
  • Visit three amazing wineries (Brkić Winery, Marijanović Winery and Daorson Cooperative)
  • Soak up the atmosphere of captivating Herzegovinian scenery and admire the contrast of lush vineyards, powerful rivers, karst and stone 
  • Surprise your palates with finest wines and tastiest local dishes while soaking up every atom of a completely serene rural settings of Herzegovina
  • Meet with the passionate wine producers and discover the whole new world of centuries old wine production
  • Participate in creating a history while admiring the only stone vineyard in the world
  • Surrounded by centuries old barrels, relive the centuries-old tradition of wine-making and discover the rich flavours of gold-winning wines
  • Enjoy rural settings of Čitluk and Medjugorje, and seek for the ancient civilisations and Medieval Bosnian in Stolac.

What's Included

INCLUDED

Guide
English speaking local-expert mountain guide and driver. Guide in different language available on request.
Food
Local lunch. Vegetarian options available.
Wine tasting
4 wine course at Winery Brkić, 4 wine course at Winery Marjanović & 2 Wine Course at Daorson Winery.
Private Tour
This is a private wine tasting experience.
Free pickup
Either if you go from Sarajevo or Mostar we can arrange free pickup.
All Transfers
All tour transfers are provided by Funky Tours.
Taxes & Flexible Cancellation Policy
No hidden costs. VAT 17% included in the price. Cancel 1 day prior for full refund or change dates anytime.
Availability
Tour is available from May to October.
Group Discounts
For bigger group bookings, discounts are available.
Online Payments
Pay safely online with a credit card. We accept payments for all types of credit cards.

NOT INCLUDED

Insurance
Travel insurance is not included. Please buy it at home country.
Guide Tipping
Tips are not included in the tour costs. If you receive excellent service, please consider tipping.

Starting Point & Departure Times

Logistics

This tour can depart from Mostar or Sarajevo. For Mostar departure we shall pick you up at your address. For guests leaving from Sarajevo, we can start from our office or arrange free pick up on request as well.

Departure Times: Daily: 10 AM from Mostar or 7 AM from Sarajevo.

Itinerary

We will start the trip with a pick up from your address. Please note that this tour can start/end either in Mostar or Sarajevo with a bit earlier departure from Sarajevo.

Along the entire way, we will be accompanied by the turquoise Neretva river and almost surreal Herzegovinian sunbathed landscapes. We will make few stops along, soak up the atmosphere of pristine nature and take some amazing photos before we arrive to Čitluk, Herzegovinian heaven for wine production.

Neretva
Along the way we will be accompanied by turquoise Neretva river and stunning Herzegovinian karst and settlements.
  • Stop 1: Winery Brkić

Our first stop will be amazing winery pioneering the wine production in Herzegovina ever since the 1979. Winery Brkić is known as a world wide recognised small family business which set the first modern wine cellar in the country.

As soon as we arrive to a charming backyard we will rest from Herzegovinian sun for a while and soak up the atmosphere and scents of the two grandiose wine cellars while learning about the world of biodynamic production and storage.

Herzegovina Wine Tasting
Carefully kept for 18 months in Bosnian oak tree small barrels, Plava Greda, according to majority of locals, is the best red wine in the region.

Once we are completely sucked into a world of wine production, we will have a chance to taste four of the most famous Brkić wines made from indigenous grape sorts Žilavka (Žilavka, Greda, Mjesečar) and Blatina (Plava Greda) . The four wine course will be accompanied with a brief introduction to each wine and a variety of organic home-made products such as olive oil, dry meat and jams..

Herzegovina Wine Tasting
Following the lunar calendar and handpicking procedure of grape by grape, family Brkić became famous for its Mjesečar (Moonwalker) wine which has gone through carbonic maceration, aged sur lie in Bosnian oak barrel and bottled without any filtration.
  • Stop 2: Winery Marijanović

Short ride will take us to our next destination, Winery Marijanović. Along the way we will be able to witness some amazing panorama views, rural settings, small local communities and free roaming domestic animals.

As soon as you step out from the vehicle, you will be absolutely hypnotised with lush vineyards surrounding Family Marijanovićs piece of heaven. We will take a walk through luxuriantly growing vineyards and enjoy greenery oasis in a charming yard in shadow of opulently growing herbs and flowers while surrounded by incredible scents.

Herzegovina Wine Tasting
The vineyards in Herzegovina are usually fragmented meaning that most of the wineries of this region own at least two or three vineyards at different places. However, throughout the years and a lot of effort and land purchase, family Marijanović managed to enlarge their vineyard while keeping it at one same place through 25 different contracts. Their vineyard is a truly spectacular vast greenery oasis.

Just as most of the wine producers of the region, Marjanovic Family is deeply involved in tracing the perfect flavours from obscure Žilavka and Blatina grapes. However, for quite some time they are also teasing the palates of their fans by their Syrah (Shiraz) and Cabernet Sauvignon.

We will have a chance to taste Marijanović Žilavka, a premium white dry wine, with a distinctive aroma and harmonious flavour, powerful dark red wine of Iranian-French origin, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon-produced from the high-quality variety of French origin (Bordeaux). The last on our wine list will be one of the most complex blends when it comes to local wines, a famous 33 barique, wine made of 33% Blatina, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Syrah.

Herzegovina Wine Tasting
Perfect closure of this visit will be the famous black coupage 33 barique, a unique wine with a luxurious scent and aroma made from manually selected grapes and produced in a limited batch of about 1000 bottles per year.
  • Stop 3: Stolac

Pleasant and less than an hour ride towards Stolac will take us to a 16th century Žitomislić Monastery which represents a tranquil oasis of peace and contemplation and is one of the most beautiful Orthodox monasteries in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Besides the monastery, we will also make sure to make a short break at Buna village and take some amazing photos of captivating confluence of Buna and Neretva river.

Confluence of Buna and Neretva=
Buna village is a charming settlement at the confluence of the Buna and Neretva river

As soon as we arrive to Stolac we will do a lunch break and admire the amazing Bregava river. Stolac is known as a crossroad of civilisations, and an open air museum so, before we continue with our wine tasting adventure, we will take a stroll and have a lunch break.

Please note that we always strive for maximising the overall experience and using every chance to offer you an insight into a local community. Our team will arrange a local picnic lunch next to a spectacular Bregava river where you will have a chance to simply hang out with locals learning more about this captivating place which only recently started gaining back its former glory. In case we have low temperatures we will do a lunch break at a cosy restaurant overlooking the amazing Bregava river waterfalls.

Herzegovina Wine Tasting
Waterfall at the Pjene beach – one of the many on Bregava river in Stolac. Perfect setting where every atom of being intensively seeks for a connection with nature.
  • Stop 4: Daorson Winery

Our last stop will be a charming hidden gem-Daorson Winery, named after the ancient town of Daorson. The winery is created as a cooperative in order to gather devoted wine and viticulture Herzegovinian enthusiasts making it the very first of its kind in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Devoted wine enthusiasts from Winery Daorson are producing exclusively indigenous varieties of Blatina (Pinnes Blatina) and Žilavka (Pinnes Žilavka). In addition to the grandiose and hypnotising wine cellar there is a cosy and elegant wine tasting chamber where we will enjoy rich flavours of fruity and refreshing wine Pinnes Žilavka, and red and incredibly rich in flavours and aromas Pinnes Blatina. In property of Daorson Winery we will also find a vibrant Pinnes Pub where we can hang out with locals until we call of the night.

Herzegovina Wine Tasting
With a very little or no marketing at all, main focus is striving for the perfect symphony of fruit, sugar, alcohol, acid, and tannin.

What to Bring

What Do I Need to Bring?

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sun cream and hat (summer time)
  • Rain jacket (in case of bad weather)

Optional Extras

  1. Visit to ancient Daorson
    This tour can include a short visit to the ancient town of Daorson nested only few kms from Stolac. 
  2. 2D1N Wine Experience
    Instead of one full day, you can consider extending your trip into a two days full experience and visit some of the most charming rural settings including 7 top Herzegovinian wineries. 
  3. Mostar Walking Tour
    In case you are starting this trip from Sarajevo, our team can include a visit to Mostar in the itinerary as well. 

Map

Trip Photos

Neretva
Along the way we will be accompanied by turquoise Neretva river and stunning Herzegovinian karst and settlements.
Herzegovina Wine Tasting
Carefully kept for 18 months in Bosnian oak tree small barrels, Plava Greda, according to majority of locals, is the best red wine in the region.
Herzegovina Wine Tasting
Following the lunar calendar and handpicking procedure of grape by grape, family Brkić became famous for its Mjesečar (Moonwalker) wine which has gone through carbonic maceration, aged sur lie in Bosnian oak barrel and bottled without any filtration.
Herzegovina Wine Tasting
The vineyards in Herzegovina are usually fragmented meaning that most of the wineries of this region own at least two or three vineyards at different places. However, throughout the years and a lot of effort and land purchase, family Marijanović managed to enlarge their vineyard while keeping it at one same place through 25 different contracts. Their vineyard is a truly spectacular vast greenery oasis.
Herzegovina Wine Tasting
Perfect closure of this visit will be the famous black coupage 33 barique, a unique wine with a luxurious scent and aroma made from manually selected grapes and produced in a limited batch of about 1000 bottles per year.
Herzegovina Wine Tasting
Buna village is a charming settlement at the confluence of the Buna and Neretva river
Herzegovina Wine Tasting
With a very little or no marketing at all, main focus is striving for the perfect symphony of fruit, sugar, alcohol, acid, and tannin.
Herzegovina Wine Tasting
Waterfall at the Pjene beach – one of the many on Bregava river in Stolac. Perfect setting where every atom of being intensively seeks for a connection with nature.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is this a private tour?
    Yes, this is a private tour.
  2. Is lunch included in costs?
    Yes, costs include buffet lunch. Please inform us in case of any dietary restrictions.
  3. Can I join this tour other than from Sarajevo or Mostar?
    Yes you can join this tour from Dubrovnik, or any part of Central Bosnia and Herzegovina. 
  4. Can I book as a solo traveller?
    Yes you can. Significant number of our fellow travelers are solo.
  5. How much should I tip?
    Tips are not included in the tour costs, nor they are heavily expected in Bosnian culture. However when you receive excellent service, we recommend tipping.
  6. How much in advance do I need to book this tour?
    It is recommended to book at least 5 days in advance but our team will go above and beyond to confirm the trips even 24h before the supposed departure.
  7. Can I pay for the tour online with credit card?
    Yes, we accept all credit cards.
  8. Which currency is accepted for cash payment?
    We are fans of our local currency (BAM), but you can also pay in EUR, HRK, USD, GBP or even combined.
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