Founded by entrepreneur Ernest Tolj, the Saints Hills winery produces highly individual wines from a number of different localities, guided by an enterprising oenological team led by French specialist Michel Rolland. Saints Hills’ wonderful Dingač is aged in barrels for 18-24 months. Saints Hills’ Sveti Roko, a plavac made with grapes from vineyards at Komarna, just opposite Pelješac on the Dalmatian mainland, came fifth in Time Out’s ‘Battle of the Bottle’ annual wine-tasting weekend in 2013. They also make St Heels, a rosé made from the local Plavac mali; and the white Nevina, a blend of Malvazija and Chardonnay that originates from Saints Hills’ vineyards at Radovani in Istria. Saints Hills’ brand-new wine cellar and tasting centre stands on the edge of an ancient-looking hill village in the heart of the Pelješac peninsula. Concrete and wooden barrels fill several halls at the bottom of the bulding; while the tasting rooms and restaurant on the top floor offer wonderful views of the Pelješac countryside. Visitors can choose between a standard tour of the cellars followed by a glass of wine; a tour followed by a tasting session accompanied by tapas-style nibbles; or a 5-course dinner in the winery’s restaurant, each course accompanied by an appropriate wine.
|Venue name:||Saints Hills Winery|
|Opening hours:||11am-5pm by prior arrangement; dinner available from 7pm - reservation essential|