The former Republic of Dubrovnik was one of the most developed parts of Europe. Dubrovnik city served as the capital and the countryside was important for agriculture, famous for the production of high class olive oil and wines. The Pelješac peninsula has always played a key role since ancient times due to it’s salt beds and proximity to the neighboring, magnificent islands. The longest city walls in Europe were built around the Pelješac to protect against invasions.
Miloš Winery is located just 6 miles away from Ston, where the Pelješac peninsula begins. So a visit is easy even if you are just passing by from Split to Dubrovnik, and don’t have a time to go all the way to the end of Pelješac peninsula. In their underground winery you can observe classic wine production, utilizing old large capacity oak barrels. Finally, there is a well appointed tasting room where you can taste their fine wines. For more adventurous wine lovers, be sure to reserve an off road tour through the vineyards to learn more about organic viticulture and manually farming on steep terraced slopes.
Things to do and see
Nearby Mali Ston bay is well known for oyster beds, one of the best delicacies to experience while in the region. Don’t miss the other fantastic seafood caught locally; in Mali Ston you can find several well known restaurants serving the catch of the day. City walls connect Mali Ston and Ston and it is definitely worth a tour, even though some parts are quite steep.
Korčula island with it’s old city is also must see, along with National Park Mljet. Dubrovnik is also just 35 miles from Miloš winery. This region provides such diversity in a relatively small area.
Nearby accommodations are not hard to find. In Mali Ston, check out Hotel Ostrea, a beautifully renovated historical building near the sea.
Dubrovnik boasts quite a few five star hotels, including the luxurious Radisson Blu. If you want to be closer to the heart of the city, try the Hotel Excelsior.
Phone: 385 98 9656 880
Address: Ponikve 15, 20230 Ston, Croatia