This 480-year-old family wine making business has recently been revitalised by young Mario Bartulovic.
You’ll find excellent wines like aptly named Bartul – a dry, full-bodied red made with grapes from the Dingac grape or for white drinkers try the Rukatac produced from the Marastina grape.
Rukatac is a good drop to take with you as it will compliment Dalmatian seafood dishes beautifully. The Bartul Rosé is made with Plavac, Bartulovic only make a limited amount so do yourself a favour and grab a couple of bottles.
Apart from the winery, the rustic ambiance of the tavern with its stone walls, long wooden tables and chairs that look cobbled together has made Bartulovic a tour bus favorite. There’s no a-la-carte menu, all the dishes are simple, but they are tasty and made with fresh island ingredients from both land and sea.
If you’re done tasting and need a place to stay, the family offer a 500-year-old stone cottage on the estate that you can rent. It has been renovated and has a swimming pool and other important features like air conditioning – laugh now but you’ll thank me later. If you’re here at the right time, you can also join the family for the annual grape and olive harvest.
Mario offers tours of the island, from wine tours to foodie tours or historic tours, regaling you with his encyclopedic knowledge of Peljesac. Or you can rent bikes from the estate and tour the island at you own leisure.