Wines have been produced in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia since the times of ancient Illyria. In 2007 archeologists discovered two Illyrian ships in the marshlands of Hutovo Blato-Wildlife Refuge near the town of Mostar. Sunk more than 2500 years ago, loaded with amphorae filled with Illyrian wine destined for distant ports, this find conjures romantic images of ancient Mediterranean trade routes and shows just how deeply the wine making tradition is rooted here.
During this trip, Wines of Illyria is proud to introduce this ancient tradition of wine making to my fellow Americans.
Over the course of 11 days expedition, you will visit Olympic city of Sarajevo, tour a UNESCO world heritage sites Mostar, Pocitelj and Dubrovnik, visit and drink wines crafted by the best wine makers of Herzegovina, enjoy Neretva and Buna Rivers and Kravice Waterfalls, dubbed the mini Niagara Falls; walk the Diocletian’s Palace in Split, experience impressive coast of Dalmatia stopping at sites where Game of Thrones was filmed, fish for your own oysters, get familiar with our history, culture, food and wine and much more.
September: 8th-18th 2023
September: 20th-30th 2023
May: 5th-15th 2024
September 14-24, 2024
September 12-22, 2025