Croatia’s first underwater wine cellar
This wine cellar is Croatia's first underwater wine cellar! Read about what wines they sell and what it's like to be in this magical place, here.
Fancy a glass of red from the bottom of the ocean? This underwater wine cellar in Croatia needs to be on your bucket list.
So we all know that feeling when Friday night comes round and we’re dying for a glass of wine. But how about diving for your wine? You up for it? We thought so. Croatia’s first-ever underwater wine cellar, Edivo Vina, is taking provenance to a whole new level. Located just an hour’s drive from Dubrovnik on the Pelješac Peninsula, Edivo Vina is now organising diving trips to its underwater cellar. With experienced divers, you’ll dive down to the sunken boat in the Bay of Mali Ston where the Navis Mysterium bottles of wine are kept. From the beautiful sea life, to the adventure of diving for your bottle of wine, this truly is an unforgettable experience. So how does it all work? Firstly, the wine is aged above ground for three months, then put into amphora (tall clay jugs). These jugs are then taken down to the sunken boat, where they stay until they reach maturity. Now don’t think this is just a gimmick for the adventurous wine lover. There’s serious method to their madness. “The sea provides natural cooling in ideal conditions and the perfect silence underwater improves the quality,” explains the wine experts at Edivo Vina. You can even buy a bottle to take home with you – ornately decorated with sea shells and coral from its time underwater! Imagine how your friends will react when you tell them that the red they’re drinking is from the bottom of the Adriatic Sea! Serious kudos! Wine lovers it’s time to brush up on your diving skills... *but remember diving under the influence is not prohibited!* Plan your trip If serious glamour is what you’re after, check in to the recently re-opened Hotel Excelsior. Overlooking both the Adriatic and the ancient Old Town, this five-star luxury hotel’s majestic setting has it all. A former royal villa it retains its regal charm and rumour has it that Elizabeth Taylor, Sir Roger Moore and even the Queen have enjoyed staying here. So if it’s good enough for the Queen... Exquisite’s Travel Concierge can take away the stress and arrange your trip for you. We’ll organise stays at some of Dubrovnik’s finest hotels and arrange flights from Southend and Stansted.
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