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    Zinfandel Origin Wine Tour from Split

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    Zinfandel wine tour

    ~ tour information ~

    Zinfandel is Croatian. Now the mystery is solved and it is confirmed. So many travellers who haven’t been in this beautiful country, now want to know where Croatia is on a map. We will take you to the place where Zinfandel has it origins, in an ancient wine region just few minutes driving from Split. Our wine tour is combined with history and followed with a homemade dinner in a slopes of Kozjak mountain.

    Duration: approx 6h

    The Places You’ll Go!

    Kaštela region, Kozjak’s slopes, Matela winery, Kuzmanic winery

    Tour Highlights

    Visit 2 Dalmatian cellars and wineries and taste original Zinfandel wine
    Learn about rich Croatian history and story about famous wine
    Experience Dalmatian lifestyle and dine in local environment
    Enjoy breathtaking landscapes from Kozjak mountain


    Start times

    01.01. – 31.01. 12:30
    01.02. – 28.02. 13:30
    01.03. – 25.03. 14:00
    26.03. – 30.04. 16:00
    01.05. – 31.07. 16:30
    01.08. – 31.08. 16:00
    01.09. – 30.09. 15:00
    01.10. – 28.10. 14:00
    29.10. – 31.12. 12:00

    Departures: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    Duration: approx. 6 hours
    *Weekends and other hours on request

    What you will experience

    On this tour you will have an opportunity to discover the origins of the famous wine that was long considered as an America’s only native wine. We will take you to the Kastela region near Split where you will taste domestic wines and hear the story about grape Crljenak Kastelaski.

    Explore the Zinfandel’s roots and visit 2 wine cellars dating back in 18th and 19th century.

    Zinfandel’s story

    Famous American wine known as a „heritage wine“ ruled as California’s signature red until Mike Grgich, Croatian immigrant and California’s famous wine-maker didn’t discover the taste of Croatia in this renowned wine. A real wine lovers have been wondering about the origins of the grapes for centuries. After many researches among Dalmatian vineyards and DNA profiling they finally established Zindfandel’s roots. Scientists collected plenty of samples from vineyards and discovered a perfect DNA match. The most important red wine in Dalmatia, Plavac Mali has the same roots as Italian version Primitivo and Californian Zinfandel. The find took place in Dalmatian region Kastela, near second largest Croatian town – Split.

    Ticket Info

    Tour ticket: € 140

    4-11 years 50%
    0-4 years / free of charge

    Included in Price

    Transfer from meeting point




    Minimum number of person: 2

    Useful Tips before Tour

    Wear some comfortable clothes and shoes.

    There is an opportunity to buy bottles of wine in the cellar. If you plan to buy it please prepare cash (each bottle 20€/150 KN) packed in a luxury wooden box.

    Meeting Point and Arrival Info

    Meeting point for the tour is in front of Saint Francis church at the end of the Riva Promenade.
    Please be there 15 minutes before the departure.
    There will be a vehicle with a sign WINE TOUR CROATIA

    Meet us at our office on address: Obala Lazareta 3
    get the directions

    Arriving by car

    July and August can get very busy, so we recommend you get clear instructions about available parking
    view nearby parking map

    Arriving by bus

    Buses that stop at Tržnica (green market) near our office
    2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18 and 60
    view bus map


    If there would be children on the tour please let us know in advance.

    If you have any food allergies please let us know and we will prepare something convenient for you. If you are a vegetarian please let us know and we will prepare a vegetarian meal.

    We reserved the right to cancel the tour due to any technical reasons. In that case you can reschedule your tour to any other day or get a full refund.


    € 140