Departure from Dubrovnik towards Ston around 9 o'clock in the morning. Tour of Ston Saltworks, and then departure to Pelješac, Korta Katarina winery. Wine tasting and refreshments with Dalmatian snacks. Return to Dubrovnik with arrival at 5 pm.
*The trip is led by a tourist guide in an air-conditioned bus.
If you come to the Pelješac peninsula from any direction by land, the first to come your way is picturesque Ston, a medieval town located next to the sea. Although small, Ston is the keeper of great values - European as well as world ones. Precisely there you will find impressive Ston City Walls, the longest fortress system in Europe and second longest in the world. Now they measure 5.5 km, and their height varies between five and ten meters. They have three entrances and consist of Ston Walls and Mali Ston. Apart as a town of salt and walls, Ston is also known by its oysters, seashells which make real gourmets sigh.
Ston is rich with historical and cultural tradition, and the former value of Ston as the city of salt has been confirmed today in the plants of the oldest active saltworks in the world. The saltworks remained true to the tradition and a natural production method, which hasn't change since the era of antiquity. The production area consists of 429.840 m2. Given the flow of the salt water, the area has been divided into groups of salt pools according to the evaporation pools. The pools date back to the Dubrovnik Republic and consist of 7 groups of pools for Adriatic sea water evaporation and 10 pools for the crystallization which is the process of transformation from liquid to solid.
Korta Katarina – Croatian vines with American roots
Americans Lee and Penny Anderson traveled through post-war Croatia and fell in love with architectural beauty of southern Croatia, its strong cultural heritage, fine cuisine, and the wine.
They purchased the well-known Rivijera hotel on the Adriatic Sea in the small southern Croatian town of Orebić, began buying small parcels of land in the Dingač and Postup regions of the Pelješac Peninsula, and ultimately in 2006, Korta Katarina released its first vintage. Since that time, the Andersons have overseen construction of the state-of-the-art Korta Katarina winery, tasting room, and wine bar, and the new boutique hotel Villa Korta Katarina. Recently, their commitment to the winery and villa was rewarded with membership in the prestigious Relais & Châteaux association. This group, made up of individually owned and operated luxury hotels and restaurants worldwide, was established in France in 1954 and has strict admission standards.