Tasting charters in Montenegro

Montenegro might not be the first place that comes to mind for the wine enthusiast looking to do a sailing vineyard tour, but this country is a perfect for wine production owing to its fertile land and unique microclimate.

This makes it one of the sunniest year-round spots on the Adriatic and the vineyards are surrounded by endless mountains reclining beneath the searing Mediterranean sun. All a short journey from the coast where Bellacha can moor.

Savina vineyard

Savina Vineyard

At the entrance to the bay of Kotor, departing from the port of Hercig Novi, is the Savina vineyard.
Set on a hillside above the Savina monastery which dates back to 1030.
Today the two hectares estate grows Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Chardonnay grapes on their South facing slopes. Private tours of the vineyard with wine tasting accompanied with local bites is available with prior booking.
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Masanovic Vineyard

In between the ports of Budva and Bar, situated in Crmnica, the most famous wine growing region of Montenegro, where King Nikola owned his vineyards, lies the award winning Masanovic vineyard.
This family owned winery has been making red Barrique wine for ten generations.
The wine list includes Krin, Buho, Dionios and Vrananac. These red wines are made from the Vranac (indigenous Montenegrin variety of grapes), Marselan, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Kratoshija grapes. They also produce fruit based white brandies (Rakija) and fortified wines.
A private tasting tour with local appetisers is available.
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Crmnica valley

Godinje

Garnet Vineyard

From the port of Bar we can visit the Garnet vineyard estate located in the lake Skadar national park, a famous wine growing region.
Guided tours are available around the estate and it’s historical hamlet of Godinje.
This winery makes three types of wine and five types of brandy and the tasting pairs local delicacies with each grape. An extended tour adding small local wineries is also an option.
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