Food and wine pairing off the charts
Magical setting: stone tables below two majestic lemon trees
Delicious 4-course hidden extravaganza
Taste unique wines
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Car transfers to/from Jelsa
4 course dinner paired with wine in Jelsa
Service charge to guides and items purchased for personal use.
Know Before You Book
Minimum 2 people are required for this tour to take place.
Hotel pickup is available from most Hvar hotels.
What you can expect
Occasionally – but only very occasionally in the modern social media age – there exists a gourmet jewel as yet undiscovered. Whisper it quietly, but in the back stone streets of Jelsa, up an unfashionable alley, there exists a small winery and restaurant, whose production is small, its stone tables uneven, and guests able to pick fresh lemons from the trees groaning with fruit directly above them.
Teo Huljic is no ordinary winemaker or chef. Passionate about his native Hvar and its rich indigenous varieties, he produces an excellent range of wines from predominantly Hvar varieties, going further than any other winemaker in experimentation and preservation. Nowhere else in the world can you taste a delicious 100 percent white Mekuja (just 350 bottles produced). He is also the first to plant Chardonnay on Hvar, convinced an oak-aged cuvee with Prc and Posip will be a winner.
In addition to making wine, Teo cooks, and cooks well. An experienced chef from one of Zagreb’s finest restaurants, the slow food Huljic experience is a unique and authentic journey into the gourmet Mediterranean as It Once Was. This is a food and wine pairing off the charts, and the location for your exquisite Hvar experience is almost as magical as the food itself. At the back of Huljic’s home is a courtyard with two distinctive features. Above two majestic lemon trees, whose annual yield is half a tonne, and whose fruit you can pluck from the tree, and some stunning (and a little uneven) stone dining tables, paying tribute to the island’s stone traditions.
A perfect setting then for an authentic, indigenous experience, and the food and wine pairing will not disappoint. All food is prepared by Huljic himself, washed down with his own wine production, a molecular dining experience bringing out the very best taste in the most local ingredients.