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First Underwater Winery Opens in Croatia

9 May , 2017  

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We have a soft spot for one-of-a-kind travel experiences. The first underwater winery recently opened for tourists in Croatia mixes diving with wine tasting. A strange enough merger to draw a lot of attention.

The underwater winery is located one hour north of Dubrovnik, in the town of Drače on the Pelješac Peninsula. Travelers who reach Edivo Vina winery can dive into the Adriatic Sea for a premium wine container before tasting what’s inside.

As a diving bonus, ‘guests’ can see the underwater cellar, an old sunken boat that is located at the bottom of the Mali Ston Bay. This place keeps the wine jugs (amphorae) for 700 days at an ideal temperature.

The idea for this unconventional winery came to the owners Ivo and Anto Šegović and Edi Bajurin five years ago. They believe underwater storing for one or two years before being served keeps the wine in optimum, cool conditions. The liquid is placed in an beautiful clay amphora, which gives it a unique and subtle plywood aroma.

If you follow the link to the website, you will find an extensive photo gallery of the wine making process, as well as more details about how to visit the underwater cellar.

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