Trstenik Croatia is a small Mediterranean village on the Adriatic Sea. Just North of Dubrovnik, its boundaries lie on the Pelješac peninsula in southern Dalmatia region. It’s soil, terrain, coastline, and cuisine culminate to produce a very special place for travelers to enjoy.

Plavac Mali Wine

Known for its outstanding wines including Plavac Mali, a cross between Crljenak Kaštelanski and Dobričić grapes. A dry red wine which is has 16.2% Alcohol by Volume, Portus Vini  is produced in small batches and is served and sold as the house wine of Konoba Maris. There are dozens of fine vintners in the village including Grgić Vina using their own hand-picked grapes grown on the village’s hillsides. The mineral-rich limestone soil that dominates the Pelješac peninsula is very rocky on steep sunny hillsides. This combination produces the finest Mediterranean wine.

Mediterranean Cuisine

Even the sole pizzeria has the Mediterranean flare. In such a small place you will find over five (5) fine restaurants with varied menus. As of this writing (February 1, 2018), all can boast 4.5-4.9 Google Star Reviews! Though if you really want to experience the day’s catch grilled to perfection, Konoba Maris is the authentic experience (FULL DISCLOSURE: Chef Sven is my second cousin). Along with Niksha (Maître D’ extraordinaire), Sven has been serving locals and tourists alike for many years and has perfected a clean, flavorful carte du jour.