I love wine tasting (well wine drinking). So when Samm from The Inspiration Highway and I were invited to Diocletian’s Wine House during our recent visit to Split in Croatia, we jumped at the chance. Diocletian’s Wine House is located in central Split on Nepotova 4 and was a mere 5-minute walk from our apartment. Unfortunately, the second we walked out the door to start the short journey, the heavens opened and without an umbrella between us we got soaked to the bone. So by the time, we arrived at the wine house we were certainly ready for a drink!
Diocletian’s Wine House is on the ground floor of the Diocletian Palace Hotel. It has a lovely terrace out the front of the restaurant which would have been great to sit on after a day of exploring the city. However, due to the weather we decided it was best if we went inside.The interior of the wine house is gorgeous and very welcoming, in fact I must say it was one of the nicest restaurants we visited during our trip.
The first wine we tried was a local white wine, produced in the mountains located near by. I must admit I do love white wine – it is my tipple of choice, so I had high hopes that I was going to enjoy it and guess what? I did. It was lovely and light and very refreshing. Our sommelier pointed out what we should eat to accompany the wine. He left us to enjoy the wine and nibbles and chat away. Once we had finished the white he headed back over with a local red wine to try. I’ll be honest I’m not a massive red wine fan, but the one we tried was very smooth and very drinkable. It reminded me of a merlot, which is probably my limit when it comes to red wine – so I was happy. With our glasses refilled we were left again to drink our wine and finish off our platter.
It was such a great way to spend an hour in Split. The wine and food were paired perfectly! During our wine tasting the restaurant had filled up and people were enjoying their own drinks and food and chatting away, which created a lovely laid back atmosphere. Our table was right next to the open kitchen and the smells coming from it were phenomenal! If only we had, had more time we certainly would have returned for a traditional Croatian meal and more wine of course!
- Our wine tasting was provided on a complimentary basis in exchange for honest review!