A new travel company, Wind & Wine Croatia, has launched with the aim of combining yacht travel with custom winery experiences in the Dalmatian Islands. A company representative tells Travel Agent that it will work with travel agents and offer commission, with the commission policy based on a flat rate model with a percentage paid of the booking price.
The company will take small groups on week-long luxury sailing trips, as well as organize custom, curated winery experiences in the Dalmatian Islands. Travelers will have the chance to visit six wineries, as well as to explore six historic islands and towns.
Lizann Grupalo, a wine professional, and Ivan “Pale” Paškvan, a life-long sailor and certified yacht master, co-founded the company, which is currently booking trips for this June through August. The itinerary includes one-way navigation under sail from the city of Trogir/Split, ending in Dubrovnik. Along the way, travelers will stop in Brač, Hvar, Vis, Šćedro, Pelješac Peninsula and Korčula. By day, activities will focus on options to hike, explore, swim and snorkel, while in the evening, travelers will have the opportunity to visit local wineries, enjoy olive oil tastings and sample the local cuisine.
Guests can choose between a sailing yacht or catamaran. Each yacht, with skipper and host, will accommodate six guests and be part of a four-boat flotilla. Onboard amenities include double bed cabins, each with their own bathroom. Priority is given to full boat bookings, and customized solutions are available upon request.