Dalmatian food and wine

Indulge your senses with stunning scenery, fine wine and delicious local cuisine on a Croatian food and wine flotilla holiday.

You’ll cruise the Dalmatian Coast and visit beautiful islands and coastal towns, led by an experienced lead crew dedicated to taking you on a foodie’s tour of the Adriatic. 

Book a Dalmatian Food and Wine flotilla, including all the flotilla standards plus vineyards tours and wine tastings for the following fee per boat:

  • Monohulls 40 feet and under: 700 GBP
  • Monohulls 41 feet to 52 feet: 950 GBP
  • Monohulls 53 feet and above: 1,000 GBP
  • Catamarans: 1.050 GBP
2020 departure dates: 7 June, 5 & 12 September 2020

Food and wine itinerary

7
Days

Highlights

  • Vineyard tours
  • Fresh seafood
  • Excellent local wines
  • Wine cellar inside a bunker
  • Charming fishing villages
  • Traditional Croatian peka
Day 1

Marina Agana

The day's sailing

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Sailing time

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Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Marina Agana

Our base at marina Agana in Marina village is the first port of call on your Croatian food and wine adventure. Arrive early to explore the nearby UNESCO World Heritage towns of Trogir and Split before boarding your boat. At marina Agana you’ll meet your new flotilla companions. We recommend having dinner in one of local restaurants, just a short walkfrom your boat, or taking a taxi to one of traditional country-side restaurants in Marina background, and tasting the Croatian delicacy peka, prepared ‘under the bell’ in a special dish heaped with embers. This traditional baked dish is delicious with veal, lamb or octopus.

Discover Marina Agana

Marina Agana

Quiet beaches

Check out the beaches to the east of the town for a quiet, pre-departure swim.

Day 2

Marina Agana to Stomorska, Šolta

The day's sailing

14
Nautical miles
3 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Stomorska, Šolta

Get a feel for your yacht as you sail through the mouth of the marina and past the islands of Čiovo and Drvenik Veli. You’re headed for the coastal town of Stomorska on the northern side of the island of Šolta. Šolta is an island of olive groves, vineyards and fisherman, so the food and wine here are excellent.

Wines and vineyard

kaštelanac vineyard

Agrotourism Kaštelanac

A short distance from Stomorska, Kaštelanac is a charming, family-run farm and vineyard and olive grove. The winery offers rosé and red wine; both derived from the Dobričić grape, scientifically proven to be the ancestor of the famous Californian Zinfandel wine. Kaštelanac also produces high quality olive oil, traditional Dalmatian liquors and a selection of homemade cheeses, marinated fish and other local delicacies, all in a picturesque setting of their ancestral home.

Kaštelanac

Wine: Dobričić

Science proved a while back that the famous Californian Zinfandel draws its roots from Croatia - and Dobričić is partially its parent. Discover more about this amazing wine sort on the wine tasting. Since the production is very small, quite like Šolta island itself, make sure to get your bottle here as well, as it's not sold anywhere else.

Day 3

Stomorska to Vis Town, Vis

The day's sailing

23
Nautical miles
4.5 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Vis, Croatia

Vis is the most westerly of Croatia’s large islands, so the journey from Stomorska to Vis town will take you on a blue water sailing adventure. Let the Adriatic slip by as Vis Island grows larger in the distance, enjoying a cold G&T or a bottle of local wine along the way. Vis is known for its wine and excellent fresh seafood but also for its military and historic value, being the first Greek settlement in Croatia.

Wines and vineyards

lipanovic_vineyard

Antonio Lipanović vineyard

Located in an old military bunker a short walk from Vis Town, Antonio Lipanović is well established as one of Vis’ leading winemakers. A visit to this winery combines all that Vis has to offer; the ancient wine heritage along with the more recent military history.

Croatian wines

Wines: Vugava, Viski Opol, Plavac Mali

The popular Vugava is made from a white grape indigenous to Vis and is often compared to Viogner. Local people will always correct it to Bugava as a traditional name of the grape. An Opol rosé and red Plavac Mali Barrique are also on offer. Sample these accompanied by local pršut (prosciutto), anchovies and cheeses in the cool of the bunker once occupied by Tito.

Day 4

Free sailing day

The day's sailing

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To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Sunsail yacht with view of Croatian coastline

The free sailing day is your chance to see any Dalmatian sights you’re desperate to see, or visit any nearby destinations that aren’t on the flotilla itinerary. Sail northeast to bustling Hvar Town, where you can take in the culture and cuisine of this beautiful coastal settlement. Hvar is known as the jet-set place of Croatia, so prepare for some loud music and party. You can also decide to stay on Vis - head to Komiža town on the western side for great food and traditional experience, close to the Blue cave on Biševo island, or choose the south-eastern side of the island for the best lonesome beaches where the Green cave awaits. Vis is also hides many underwater treasures, so if you've brought your diving licence - you will want to see the sunken bombard planes or deep walls full of fish. For the foodies among you seeking another winery and don't mind a little extra sailing time - the wines ripening under the water can be found on the south side of Hvar island, in Sv. Nedelja village.

Day 5

Jelsa, Hvar

The day's sailing

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To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Jelsa (Hvar), Croatia

Reunite with your flotilla friends in Jelsa, tucked into a narrow inlet on Hvar’s north coast. This beautiful, traditional town is a wonderful place to explore on foot, with countless fine restaurants, bars and cafés to discover. Jelsa is renowned as having some of the finest food and wine in the Adriatic.

Wines and vineyards

Tomić vineyard

With 150 years of family winemaking tradition and extensive training in France; Andro Tomić is at the forefront of modern wine production on the island of Hvar. Focused on combining traditional techniques with modern technologies and cultivating both indigenous grape varieties and experimenting with foreign and new grapes, the Tomić winery produces some of the best wines in Croatia.

Wines: Plavac, Opolo Nobile, Beleca

Sample a variety of wines accompanied by carefully chosen local dishes; cheeses, hams and anchovies in the beautiful wine cellars. Modelled on ancient Roman dining rooms, a trip to the cellars themselves is a real treat and an opportunity to learn more about Hvar’s extensive history.

Day 6

Jelsa to Milna, Brač

The day's sailing

20
Nautical miles
4 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Bobovišće (Brač), Croatia

Sail north from the marina at Jelsa and head west along the hilly coast of Brač Island. Pass the famous Zlatni Rat beach peninsula and follow the coast as it curves north. Manoeuvre through the channel called "gate of Split", and you’ll find the town of Milna tucked into a forked inlet on the island’s western coast. This small, traditional town is a great place to sample authentic Dalmatian cuisine and walk amongst houses made of famous Brač white stone.

Wines and vineyard

Senjković vineyard

The rocky and unforgiving terrain of Brač means that the Plavac Mali grapes cultivated here are different to those found on other Dalmatian islands and this is apparent in the Senjković wines. The rustic wine cellar is full of character, with stacked barrels and old black and white family photos.

Croatian wines

Wines: Bosso, Bročko Rić, Spoža, Prošek

Limited production capabilities and the popularity of their wines means this is the only place to sample most of the Senjković wines! Each wine is paired with a delicious homemade canapé for a real taste of Brač.

Day 7

Milna

The day's sailing

18
Nautical miles
3.5 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Marina Agana, Croatia

Sail away from the marina at Milna and back into the Split Channel, heading for Marina and our Dalmatian base once more. Take your time and relish the sensation of riding Croatia’s gentle morning breezes back towards the mainland, or head back early to explore Split or Trogir. Make the most of your final day on the flotilla before you head for home.

Discover Marina Agana

Suggested lunch spots

Moor in at little archipelago in front of Maslinica town. Enjoy the turquoise sea and watch the boats come and go to the little town while sipping on a bottle of recently purchased Croatian wine.