The wine is first aged for three months and then stored in amphorae under water for one or two years. The unique storage of these jugs gives the wine a distinctive pinewood aroma. All bottles are corked, and two layers of rubber are added to prevent salt water from leaking and wine from leaking. The amphoras are packed in cages and locked to prevent unwanted divers from being carried away. The sea provides natural cooling in ideal conditions and perfect silence under water improves quality. You can put on a wetsuit and see the winery for yourself or head to the store where you will have the opportunity to sample the wines along with a tasting plate of your choice.
Cooking class at the Pelegrini Restaurant, Michelin star, Sibenik. Considered by many to be the best restaurant in the region, Pelegrini in Sibenik, which overlooks the unique stone church of St. James, there may be some better presentations of Dalmatian cuisine, but if you join us in our exclusive Private Cooking Class At Pelegrini, your presentation will be even more impressive: a cooking class with owner and chef Rudi Stefan!
Fresh local produce and seasonal availability are key to quality Dalmatian food, and your tour begins with a visit to the traditional Sibenik Green Market, where Rudi will show you how to select the best of the day, before heading back to the Renaissance palace of the infamous Pelegrini to start the lesson. Sample dishes, depending on the season and your preference, are beef legs in sherry juice with roasted vegetables, monkfish served with almond sauce, ricotta and zucchini crackers, or sea bass fillets with honey-roasted Dalmatian truffles and goat cheese sauce.
After an intriguing morning of discovery in Rudi’s kitchen, it’s time to taste the fruits of his labor, and lunch is served in the restaurant, accompanied by great conversation and local wines, some of which are the most famous in Croatia.