5-day wine tour Montenegro

5-day wine tour Montenegro

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Most important features

  • 5 DAYS – 4 NIGHTS
  • Visited countries: Montenegro

 

Short introduction

If you are a wine lover / expert and enjoy exploring new wine routes, this Montenegro wine tour is a perfect choice for you! You will be accommodated in the residence next to the winery and this 5-day tour visits different types of wineries and wine cellars. Most of them are located in the area of ​​Lake Skadar, and also two wineries on the coast of the Adriatic and two in the central part of Montenegro.

You will learn better techniques of grape cultivation, learn about native grape varieties in Montenegro. You will also listen to how people treat international grape varieties and produce the wine; which vessels they use, which modern methods they use. So you will be able to compare both – the wineries and their production methods and the flavors of all their types of wine. The fact that they are mostly family businesses and family wineries adds to an even stronger experience.

 

Highlights

  • 7 wine tastings
  • Awe-inspiring landscapes of Lake Skadar
  • One of the largest and most beautiful vineyards in Europe – Cemovsko Polje
  • The exceptional beauty of Boka Bay and the Savina winery
  • Old method of wine production
  • Traditional family wine cellars and spirit of Montenegrin hospitality
  • Remarkable stories of family history intertwined with wine production.

Program

DAY 1 – TRIP TO MONTENEGRO (D)

Today you take your flight to Podgorica or Dubrovnik. Upon arrival, you will receive a transfer from the airport to the eco wine resort. This eco wine resort and winery is located in the area of ​​Lake Skadar which is considered a grape cultivation paradise because it is close to the Adriatic sea. It is surrounded by high mountains and has a Mediterranean climate with a large number of Sundays every year. Your accommodation is located in a two century old, renovated winery. You will learn about their wine traditions and you will have the opportunity to taste all kinds of wine in their impressive wine cellars.

The rest of the day is at your own expense.

Dinner and overnight.

Optional activities:

  • Cycling to the old bridge of Virpazar

 

DAY 2 VINEYARDS IN CENTRAL MONTENEGRO (B, D)

Today you will visit two different wine cellars in the central part of Montenegro not so far from the capital of Montenegro, Podgorica. On the way to the first winery, drive along a scenic road with a beautiful view of Lake Skadar. The first stop of this day is the largest and most beautiful vineyard in Europe, located in the unique region between the Adriatic Sea, Lake Skadar and the high mountains! The winery is one of the most successful in Montenegro with a more than 1000 years of Montenegrin tradition of viticulture and winemaking. This winery mainly focuses on the production of wines from native grape varieties such as Vranac, Kratosija, Krstac. They own a vineyard with an area of ​​2300 ha and annually export 16 million bottles of wine in 40 countries around the world!

During the 4-hour tour, visit three wine cellars and learn about wine-making techniques. This tour will bring you a great amount of information and the shared experience will be very helpful. You will taste wines from premium series such as Chardonnay Barrique, Vranac Barrique, Vranac Reserve, Luča, Pro Anima Pinot Blanc, Vladika along with food pairing – traditional Montenegrin dishes included. Optionally, you have the option after the tour to visit the beautiful Cijevna waterfall. This place with a scenic view is absolutely perfect for a short break.

Optional activities:

  • Tour to Duklja, an old Illyrian site
  • A shopping tour in delta city
  • Boat trip on Lake Skadar

 

DAY 3 – NOVI – PERAST – GRADANI (B, D)

After a delicious breakfast, make your way to today’s first winery, also a monastery from the 11th century, on the Adriatic Sea. After about two hours of driving along beautiful landscapes you will arrive at the estate at the impressive bay of Kotor. Today you will learn about the benefits of grape growing and winemaking in the lush Mediterranean vegetation and forests surrounding it and how this winery manages to make light and fresh summer wines and the native white variety, the Žižak (zhizhak). During the visit you will be offered a wine tasting. On the way back, you will have the opportunity to visit the Baroque city of Perast and the famous islet of Lady of the Rocks, as well as the old town of Kotor which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (optional).

This is followed by a visit to the second, more discreet, winery of today, located at an altitude of 400 meters. Not only will it impress you with its majestic location, but also when you hear about their refined traditional methods of wine making! In addition to the storage technology in barrels and stainless steel tanks, the oenologists of this winery also use amphorae and kveries to store the wine. The method of making wine in kveries has been known since the time of the state of Urartu, that is, approximately from the 8th century BC. Since 2011, this method has been included in the list of intangible cultural UNESCO heritage. Wine tasting is included of course. In the late afternoon, drive back to your eco wine resort.

Dinner and overnight.

Optional activities:

  • Tour to Perast and Lady of the rocks
  • Walk in Kotor

 

DAY 4 – THE “M” WINE HOUSES (B, D)

Today you will visit three wineries and discover the secrets of their traditional winemaking from each. Two of them are located in the area of ​​Lake Skadar, while the third is close to the Adriatic Sea. The first winery is located near the village of Rvasi. Thanks to the favorable climate and the many hours of sunshine per year, this winery has been making high-quality wine, brandy and liqueurs, including Cognac, for many generations. The very hospitable owner and his family are happy to tell you about their techniques and share their decades of experience with you. They will also receive you with different types of wine, combined with traditional dishes. On the way to the next winery, you will take a short break at the viewpoint “Pavlova Strana” and visit Rijeka Crnojevica.

The second winery of the day you will visit has a ten generation tradition of winemaking. Like many other families in this region, this winery also produces fruit brandy. After some explanation about the winery you can taste their delicious wines.

From this winery, your wine tour goes to the third winery near the town of Ulcinj. Bordering the longest beach in Montenegro and thanks to the mountainous hinterland, the wine from the third winery you visit has a special, authentic taste. The owners will tell you all about grape growing in this area with the highest number of hours of sunshine per year. You will be offered a wine tasting at sunset. In the late afternoon, drive back to your eco wine resort.

Dinner and overnight.

Optional activities:

  • Walk by the river Crnojevica

 

DAY 5: DEPARTURE AND TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT (B)

Breakfast at the eco wine resort. After the breakfast, transfer to the airport according to your flight schedule. If you want to extend your wine tour, you may also want to go to one of the neighboring countries, for example Croatia or why not make a whole multi day trip, for instance ten days, through the Balkans ending in Sofia, Bulgaria, or Thessaloniki, in Greece. So, take advantage of this moment to visit little-known wine-producing countries such as Bosnia, Serbia, or even Macedonia. Do not hesitate to ask us for a tailor-made quote without any commitment.

 

Do not forget :

  • Hat or cap & sunscreen (warmer months)
  • A small umbrella or raincoat (when it rains)
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera

Included / Excluded

What’s included / not included in this wine tour ?

Included

  • 7 wine tastings
  • Flights
  • 4 nights in an eco-wine resort in a standard double room
  • Welcome drink at the eco wine resort
  • Transfer airport – hotel – airport
  • Transport and activities as described in the program
  • Breakfast and dinner according to program
  • Local guide / driver (English speaking, other languages ​​on request)
  • Equipment for activities (excl. Walking / hiking)
  • 24/7 local assistance

 

Excluded

  • Surcharge single room
  • Optional activities
  • Other meals, half or full board on request
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks unless otherwise stated
  • Cancellation and travel insurance (we can arrange this for you if desired)
  • Tourist taxes
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything else not listed in Included or Optional

 

Other important information about this wine tour

  • Only one bag per person allowed plus one piece of hand luggage

 

Request a quote for this wine tour and we can work with you to determine what will and will not be included. The choice is yours.

All flights and hotels are always subject to availability until the time of final booking. The booking will be made when the deposit has been received on our account.

Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to seasonality and availability.

Other information

Other important information during your wine tour

  • All flights (international and domestic), hotels and rental cars are always subject to availability until the time of final booking. The final booking will be made upon receipt of the deposit on our bank account.
  • The prices mentioned are prices “from” and are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. Prices are subject to change and are always subject to change without notice and / or proof until the booking confirmation is signed. The reasons, which are not exhaustive, may be seasonality and availability.
  • Prices are per person and based on two people traveling together sharing a double / twin room.
  • A (part of the) program or route can always change due to external factors such as traffic obstacles, weather, safety, etc. No compensation can be requested for this.
  • The tour can be personalized depending on the interests of the customer. A surcharge may apply for this.
  • Other room types are available with supplements and based on availability.
  • All hotel ratings are according to local standards. The selected hotels and other accommodations according to our strictest conditions and selection criteria selected on hygiene and basic facilities. They offer you all the necessary comfort you would expect in a hotel including private bathroom, etc.

Furthermore

The itinerary is indicative and subject to minor changes depending on supplier availability. Availability cannot be guaranteed until we receive a confirmed booking along with the deposit (or full payment if the travel dates are less than 45 days). If some visits are not available, we will endeavor to find suitable alternatives of a comparable figure; depending on the available price, this may be subject to a surcharge or a discount.

If you want to go on a wine trip, there may be several formalities to be completed before entering the country where you want to go on a wine trip. For the European Union, an identity card is sufficient for almost all Member States. For countries outside Europe, in many cases you need to have a passport that is valid for at least 3 or 6 months after return and whether or not a visa. We can advise you on this but are in no way responsible for the obligations arising from booking this trip. For the latest information and obligations in the field of consular affairs and more, it is best to turn to the nearest embassy.

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