|Biblical garden||8,00 km|
|Kaštel Šućurac||8,00 km|
|Kaštel Novi||10,00 km|
Activity code: 00000223
Ivana pl. Zajca 7, Split, Dalmatia Split, Croatia
Widely considered an American original, Zinfandel has found its way to become a Thanksgiving Day classic. However, a series of events in recent years shine a new light on the true origins of Zinfandel. Team of enthusiasts led by Croatian born Californian winemaker Mike Grgich traced back the origins of Zinfandel to hillside of Split, specifically the town of Kastela. Original name for Zinfandel was and still is Crljenak Kastelanski, and it is experiencing a rebirth in Kastela and the surrounding area. Small family plots are becoming serious vineyards, improvised wineries are getting upgraded with technology and serious Zinfandel wine is starting to be produced after hundreds of year’s absence.
First stop is Putalj winery in Kastel Sucurac where our host will be Anton Kovac, long time vineyard owner who after selling his family land to a big supermarket decided to invest all of the money back in the family vineyard and build a new modern wine cellar. Anton produces a fresh and lively Zinfandel witch pairs perfectly with sheep’s milk cheese and Anton’s homemade olive oil and fresh baguettes.
In one of the wineries we will have a lunch that pairs perfectly with Zinfandel wines.
A real feast waits at our next stop in Bedalov winery. Jaksa Bedalov and his family are producing wine for over 700 years so you now some serious history lessons await at his Vagabundo tasting room. After a long day of good food and wine experiences we will take you to the Biblical Garden in Kastel Novi, one of twenty in the world.
Short stroll through the garden will be refreshing and educational as you will get to know a lot of medicinal and aromatic herbs used in Croatian cuisine. At the very end of the garden, you will get the chance to take your picture next to the original Zinfandel vines. A small 12-vine vineyard was planted by former mayor of Yountville, Mary Lou Hunt and Mike Grgich himself in honor of the discovery about Zinfandels origins.
|Start time & notes||• Start from Split Riva at 9:00 Booking is in addition of 15% of full amount, the rest you can pay at site in cash.|
|Includes||• English speaking guide • Vine tasting • Cooking lesson • Lunch • Chef's guides • Photo shooting|
|To take||• Sunglasses • Photo camera|
|Suitable for people with disabilities||NO|
|Minimum number of person per term||2|
|Maximum number of person per term||20|