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Oysters and Wine - local identity
Updated: Mar 4
Not many people coming to Dubrovnik are familiar with the fact that in the vicinity of Dubrovnik, there is an area famous for exceptional seafood and wine. It is always my pleasure to accompany my guests on this surprising adventure. Your motives for coming to Croatia might not be wine driven, but you will surely remember Croatia for its wine. And oysters. If you are a big fan of oysters, having oysters from Mali Ston Bay, as suggested here, is maybe not good for you. I've witnessed so many people saying those were the best oysters they had ever had. It seems like it is tough to appreciate other oysters after trying these.
Dubrovnik restaurants have oysters from Mali Ston Bay in their offer. You will find them served in various ways, but nothing beats tasting simple raw oysters served directly from the sea with a few drops of fresh lemon and homemade white wine.
Mali Ston Bay is located at the beginning of the Peljesac Peninsula. The picturesque slopes of the peninsula are home to numerous vineyards where Plavac Mali, an indigenous grape variety, is an indisputable king.
People from Peljesac have relied on viticulture for centuries, but it is only now that the world is introduced to this wine-growing paradise. The area's turbulent history had a significant impact on this vital activity.
Along the peninsula, there are many wineries, and every winegrower has their wine philosophy. Even though the area is relatively small, it is surprisingly very diverse. So the result is that there are so many different wines from one grape variety (Plavac Mali). Consider that at the Milos Winery, one of the most prominent wineries on the peninsula, as well as in Croatia, the Plavac Mali grape is used for the superb selection of red wines.
Another important word that you will learn here is Dingac. It is one of the most famous Croatian wines and comes from the Plavac Mali vineyards on the steep slopes of the Dingac area.
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