Peljesac Peninsula in southern Dalmatia is known for its delicious shell-fish, dry red wines and gorgeous beaches. They say the best oysters in the world come from here. And the scenery is simply breathtaking with its rocky mountains, broad valleys, idyllic vineyards and one of the longest fortifications in Europe. But let’s get to the reason why drove here. You’ve guessed it, wine tasting!
Grape and wine production in Ponikve, on the Peljesac peninsula, has been a Miloš family tradition for generations. They base their entirely organic production on the grape variety of Plavac Mali. Miloš winery has about 15 hectares of vineyards on the finest locations on Peljesac; on the slippery slopes of the Prapratno Cove next to Ponikve village. Having the wine grow on these steep terraced slopes means that all the farming has to be done manually.
Miloš Winery is located just 9km away from Ston, where the Pelješac peninsula begins.
Ponikve 15, 20230 Ston, Croatia | +385 98 9656 880 | firstname.lastname@example.org | website
In their underground winery, you can observe classic wine production, utilizing old Croatian oak barrels.
We tasted wines and chattered away with our charming host, Josip Miloš.
Our favourite wine was Stagnum 2007
We purchased some to take with us. And continued the tasting at our holiday home.
A big thank you to Miloš family and Josip for the marvellous wine-tasting. We will be ordering a case of goodness from you very soon!
From Miloš Vinarija we continued our drive through the peninsula. We didn’t really have a destination in mind, just leisurely driving around the curvy scenic roads, stopping every now again for some snaps.
Orebić is a little port town in the peninsula that has been blessed with most relaxed beaches. Utter heaven after an hour in the car!
Orebić is located directly across the island of Korčula, and you take a ferry across from here.
If only I had my swimsuit with me…plunging into the azure sea would have been pretty ideal here.
Daddy’s new favourite – coffee with cream. If you order cream coffee in Finland, you’ll get a regular coffee with coffee cream instead of milk, but in Croatia, it meant whipped cream. And instead of Cognac, daddy ordered some local rakija.
Mum’s little bouquet of wildflowers.
Now that’s one spectacular view.
The medieval village of Ston is mostly known for three things – its historic town walls, its salt works, and its mussels! If you pay a visit to the Peljesac Peninsula, be sure to encounter at least one or two of these three things!
Historic saltworks in Ston.
You can see oyster beds all around the peninsula.
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