The wine carriage Kaštela

Love everything that's old, - old friends, old times, old manners, old city, old wine.


Kastela wines will become your favorites. You will like a big, booming red wine that blows your taste buds away.

Experience the rich History and Gastronomy of Kaštela and enjoy a private tour aboard one of our authentic carriages! Prepare yourself for a tour like no other! What you will experience is by far the most enjoyable and original way to view the town of Kaštela and its attractions.

 

Tour runs only once a day in the afternoon around 5 or 6 PM, spaces are limited and mostly booked far in advance so try to have some date flexibility and book as far in advance as you can. Thank you :)

 

Approximate tour time: 3+ hour. Group sizes can be from 1– 10.


Plan of adventure

Plan of adventure

Travel deep into the vineyards and olive groves in a traditional carriage pulled by two purebred horses, through spectacular Kaštela Valley, a place where nobility built 17 citadels and palaces, home of the Croatian tragic love story of Miljenko and Dobrila, a spot of the oldest Croatian 1500-year-old olive tree „Mastrinka“*,  and the birthplace of a very famous Zinfandel vine!

Experience a wine tour by visiting three wineries and tastings the most famous Croatian grape variety „Kaštelanski Crljenak“*- the grape the Americans call Zinfandel and the Italians call Primitivo. Enjoy the relaxed pace alongside the 20-km long coast of Kaštela and world-class wines while leaving the bustle far behind on an ancient wine region with undiscovered wine gems.

Next to wine notes, immerse yourself into fruity notes of Kastela's olive oil while passing through olive groves, visit the cool cellars where the olives are kept, and sample the different varieties of Kastela's extra virgin olive oils. If you’re hoping to get an authentic look at Dalmatia's olive oil heritage, this is the right way to do it!

Along the 3-hours route, your coachman will entertain you with local history and intriguing aspects of wine- and olive oil-making.


*Zinfandel is a grape primarily grown in California, whereas Primitivo is a grape primarily grown in Italy. But these grapes are actually the identical. And even more, Primitivo and Zinfandel were never the original names for this grape. The grapes are originally from Kaštela, Croatia, where they are called Crljenak Kaštelanski.
**Mastrinka, an olive (Olea Europea), more than 1500 years old grows in Kaštel Štafilić, which locals call Mastrinka. It is considered that it was brought from Southern Italy or Greece.

What's included?

  • 3-hour authentic horse-drawn carriage tour along Kaštela
  • Wine tastings at three boutique family wineries
  • Olive oil sampling, including Dalmatian prosciutto and local cheese at local family “konoba”***
  • Guided tour of Kaštela Valley's rich history
  • Discounts on wine and olive oil purchases at cellars visited
  • Vitturi Castle visit – famous for the legend of Miljenko and Dobrila
  • Mastrinka olive tree visit

***The word KONOBA in Dalmatia means the room in the house where food was prepared and stored.


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Famous wineries


   
 

Duration: approximately 3-4 hours.


Cancellation Policy
The itineraries are subject to change depending on group abilities and preferences, weather conditions, water levels, force majeure or similar.
In case of bad weather, if necessary, alternative date will be arranged, you we will refund you all amount you pay.
We suggest that you make your reservations as far in advance as possible, to ensure your first choice of carriage.
Late arrivals & no shows:
Late arrivals and no shows are non-refundable.


Book your wine tasting adventure now

This is Official Winery website.
You can book Wine tour directly from this Site.

Price: From 100 Euros per person
Min: 4 persons - Max: 10 persons
Free for lap children

You can by contacting Winemaker to
e-mail: thewinecarriagesplit@gmail.com or phone: +385959093502