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Croatia: Wine Tasting at Diocletian’s Wine House, Split

Diocletian's Wine House, Split

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 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, Split
Diocletian’s Wine House, Split

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.

Terrace at Diocletian's Wine House, Split
Terrace at Diocletian’s Wine House, Split
Interior of Diocletian's Wine House, Split
Interior of Diocletian’s Wine House, Split
Interior of Diocletian's Wine House, Split
Interior of Diocletian’s Wine House, Split

Our wine tasting was booked for 6.30pm and when we arrived we were the only people in the restaurant, meaning we had the pick of the tables. We quickly chose one and waited patiently for our sommelier to start our session. Over he came with a big basket of bread and two lovely looking platters of nibbles to accompany the wine. When I booked I had informed them that Samm was a vegetarian and this was catered for without a problem. My platter consisted of cured meats, cheeses and a bowl of seafood containing octopus and shrimps. Samm’s consisted of lots of different cheese, olives and tomatoes.

Sommelier-at Diocletian's Wine House, Split
Sommelier-at Diocletian’s Wine House, Split
Tasting Platter at Diocletian's Wine House, Split
Tasting Platter at Diocletian’s Wine House, Split

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.

White wine at Diocletian's wine House, Split
White wine at Diocletian’s Wine House, Split
Red Wine at Diocletian's Wine House, Split
Red Wine at Diocletian’s Wine House, Split

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!

Open Kitchen at Diocletian's Wine House, Split
Open Kitchen at Diocletian’s Wine House, Split
  • Our wine tasting was provided on a complimentary basis in exchange for honest review!
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3 comments on “Croatia: Wine Tasting at Diocletian’s Wine House, Split

  1. Sounds like a fab way to spend an hour! Making note of this for when I finally make it to Croatia!

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  2. Very nice. We like white wine too… but red will be acceptable if it is paired well! Looks like it was an exceptional evening.

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  3. Pingback: Split: Overview – 4 Day Itinerary – Eat Sleep Love Travel

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