Wine Towns

Set off on an exciting adventure along the Herzegovina Wine Route and see six charming wine towns.

Explore Mostar, a city where  the past and present meet into attractive blend of history and culture all topped with its stunning bridge and lively cultural scene.

Trebinje with its Mediterranean vibe and centuries-old vineyards creates an interesting touristic hub, while Čitluk’s gorgeous vineyards and outstanding wines lure visitors in. Ljubuški is known for its beautiful scenery, friendly locals, and rich wine culture. Čapljina, located on the banks of the Neretva River, is a wonderful mixture of history and long winemaking history.  Stolac, meantime, is home to magnificent historical sites and river Bregava. Each town on the HWR tells a captivating tale of heritage, breathtaking landscapes, and exquisite wines.

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Wine Towns

Čapljina

Čapljina, a charming town in southern Herzegovina, is known for its natural beauty and world-class wines!
Start your day with a canoe trip down the River Trebižat and enjoy a traditional riverside meal. Relax at one of the many riverside café-bars under a dense willow canopy, take a refreshing swim, and go for a walk or bike ride.

Explore Mogorjelo, the most well-preserved Roman settlement in Bosnia and Herzegovina, or the medieval town of Počitelj. Outdoor enthusiasts can cycle the famous Ćiro Trail or visit the internationally recognized nature reserve of Hutovo Blato. If history and culture are your interests, attend a wine tasting or explore the fortifications of Počitelj. Čapljina offers a wide array of cultural and gastronomic events, including the local carnival.

Whether you’re seeking adventure or relaxation, Čapljina is sure to provide an unforgettable experience.

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Čitluk

Nestled in Brotnjo Plateau, Čitluk embodies Herzegovina’s winemaking culture, boasting a rich history of grape cultivation and fine wine production. Blatina and Žilavka are among the most popular varietals, and local winemakers use traditional methods to produce exceptional quality wines.

Visitors can stroll through vineyards and taste local wines at family-run wineries. The town is also a site of deep spirituality and natural beauty, attracting pilgrims from around the world to Medjugorje. Čitluk offers natural and cultural heritage, including the Stone Vineyards and the oldest wine cellar in Bosnia and Herzegovina in Gradnići. Visit Herceg Ethno Village for traditional culture and cuisine, or Apparition Hill for stunning views.

Čitluk is the perfect destination for an enriching travel experience, with free-flowing wine and warm hospitality.

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Ljubuški

Ljubuški, a charming town in the heart of Herzegovina wine country, offers breathtaking natural beauty and rich cultural and historical treasures!

The lush vineyards, fertile fields, and natural wonders like the Kravica and Koćuša Waterfalls  make it an ideal destination for nature lovers who can cycle or canoe through the rolling landscapes. The town also boasts a rich cultural heritage, with museums like the Humac Museum and the “Mother” gallery, the medieval fortress of Duke Stjepan Kosača, and the 214 registered medieval tombstones scattered throughout the area.

Tobacco Restaurant and Museum showcases the region’s tobacco cultivation history, while the Smokva Wine Bar offers local wines to sample. Mediterranean cuisine at the town’s many restaurants is a culinary delight. Ljubuški is a perfect destination for anyone looking for outdoor adventure, cultural exploration, or a relaxing escape in a stunning natural setting.

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Mostar European Wine City ’24

Nestled in the heart of Herzegovina, Mostar is a city steeped in history and culture, a place where the past and present intersect in a vibrant and dynamic way. As you stroll through the city’s labyrinthine cobbled streets, you’ll feel the weight of its rich and complex history, embodied in the stunning Ottoman-era architecture that lines the alleys.

The city’s iconic Stari Most, or Old Bridge, stands as a testament to its enduring heritage. The bridge’s timeless beauty draws visitors from all over the world, and as you stand atop it, gazing out over the Neretva River, you’ll feel transported to another time. Mostar is not just a city frozen in time. It is a place of youthful energy and innovation, with a thriving higher education scene attracting young people from all over the region.

Beyond the city limits, you’ll find yourself surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of Herzegovina, with vineyards dotting the rolling hills and hidden gems waiting to be discovered at every turn. Whether you’re a history buff, a wine lover, or simply someone looking to experience the rich tapestry of Herzegovina’s culture, Mostar is the perfect place to start your journey. Come and discover the light and life that have drawn travelers to this enchanting city for centuries.

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Stolac

Stolac, situated on the Bregava River, is a charming town filled with history and natural beauty!
Start your day with a traditional breakfast by the river’s waterfalls, then explore the Old Town and archaeological sites. Spend the afternoon swimming or sunbathing before trying grilled trout and fig cake for lunch.

Don’t miss the famous Radimlja tombstones, recognized as World Heritage by UNESCO. Stroll through the Stolac čaršija to see traditional architecture, religious structures, and historic monuments.
Visit Vidoški Grad, the largest fortified town in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Enjoy a drink while admiring the Provalije Waterfall before discovering the town’s natural heritage.

With a mix of history, natural beauty, and great food, Stolac is a must-visit.

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Trebinje

Located at the base of Leotar Mountain, Trebinje is a charming town that beckons visitors with its tranquil Mediterranean climate and rich cultural, natural, and spiritual heritage.

Discover the town’s centuries-old traditions and gastronomic practices, including unique cheeses at the green farmers’ market or locally made honey at Herzeg House. Water-based activities offer a chance to fully appreciate Trebinje’s natural beauty, while a boat tour and wine pairing provide the perfect end to a day of exploration. The Old Town, with its 18th-century Ottoman core, showcases iconic architecture and monuments, such as the Arslanagić Bridge. Visit the Museum of Herzegovina to learn about the town’s history and culture, and explore the ruins of Strač, Old Town Klobuk, and Old Town Mičevac.

Religious and spiritual history can be discovered through visits to monasteries, churches, and mosques, such as the famous Hercegovačka Gračanica and Tvrdoš Monastery, renowned for its wine-making tradition.
Outdoor activities, like bike tours, exploring Vjetrenica Cave, paragliding, and fishing in the Trebišnjica River and Trebinje Lakes, offer a chance for adventure. With an abundance of landmarks, natural beauty, and activities to discover, Trebinje offers an unforgettable experience for all travelers.

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