Peljesac Peninsula & Miloš Winery

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!

Image courtesy of: Milos Vineyards

Milos Vineyards | Image courtesy of Milos Vineyards

Image courtesy of: Milos Vineyards

Milos Vineyards | Image courtesy of Milos Vineyards

MILOš VINERIJA

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  |  info@milos.hr  |  website

Milos cellar 3

Milos cellar | Image courtesy of Milos Vineyards

Vinarija Milos, Pelješac Peninsula, Croatia | Karoliina Kazi

In their underground winery, you can observe classic wine production, utilizing old Croatian oak barrels.

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We tasted wines and chattered away with our charming host, Josip Miloš.

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Our favourite wine was Stagnum 2007 

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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!

Pelješac Peninsula, Croatia | Karoliina Kazi

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.

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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!

Pelješac Peninsula, Croatia | Karoliina Kazi

Orebić is directly across the island of Korčula, and you take a ferry across from here.

Pelješac Peninsula, Croatia | Karoliina Kazi

If only I had my swimsuit with me…plunging into the azure sea would have been pretty ideal here.

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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.

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Splash! 

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Mum’s little bouquet of wildflowers. 

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Now that’s one spectacular view.

Pelješac Peninsula, Croatia | Karoliina Kazi

STON

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!

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Town of Ston | Image credit: City Walls of Dubrovnik

Salt Farm, Pelješac Peninsula, Croatia | Karoliina Kazi

Historic saltworks in Ston.

Pelješac Peninsula, Croatia | Karoliina Kazi

You can see oyster beds all around the peninsula.

I’d love to know if you have been to Peljesac Peninsula, leave a comment below.

Read more of my stories from Croatia, here.

17 Comments

  1. 7th July 2016 / 11:21 am

    great post! and there is a Milos island in Greece too and it is one of the most beautiful islands, even more beautiful than Santorini and Mykonos that are quite famous! <3 -www.elenaslifestyle.com

    • KAROLIINA KAZI
      Author
      7th July 2016 / 12:07 pm

      Thank you so much! My parents and I thought that Milos sounds very Greek 🙂 Ive been to Mykonos and loved it there – perhaps I need to see Milos Island as well 🙂

    • KAROLIINA KAZI
      Author
      7th July 2016 / 12:08 pm

      Thank you so much! Wine tasting is always a good idea 🙂

  2. 31st October 2016 / 7:07 am

    Wow what a beautiful place to visit! Your photos are beautiful too! Hope you had a great visit. I love wine tasting!

  3. 31st October 2016 / 7:07 am

    Wine tasting is so much fun and I love visiting wineries, so much to learn. The pics are fantastic.

  4. 31st October 2016 / 12:42 pm

    Taivaallisen henkeäsalpaavat näkymät! Viininmaistelijaiset olisi kyllä hauska kokea, vaikken tosin viineistä tuon taivaallista ymmärrä 😀

    • 31st October 2016 / 2:12 pm

      En minäkään ymmärrä 🙂 Siellä oppii aina jotain uutta!

  5. 31st October 2016 / 2:44 pm

    Everything looks so beautiful! The scenes and the winery. The whole experience sounds…perfect!
    Great post as always and thanks for sharing your experience and photos 🙂

  6. 31st October 2016 / 3:47 pm

    We have wine tasting here near Mumbai but I never knew it could be so much fun. Pictures look great and I would love to try.

  7. 31st October 2016 / 3:53 pm

    Wow! Fantastic Post. Your photos are stunning! It’s amazing knowing just how much goes into wine making! Sounds like a fantastic experience!

  8. 31st October 2016 / 8:18 pm

    Both your writing and photography are beautiful! I haven’t found a wine I like yet! Actually given up trying!

  9. helenevlacho
    31st October 2016 / 10:45 pm

    What a beautiful place! Your pictures are fantastic! I thought i was going to read about Milos, the Greek island, but i guess it’s just a name and has nothing to do with Greece.
    You had a wonderful time there. I am sure the wine was very tasty as well. Regards,Helene.

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