Croatia sounds like a cool place, what with its beautiful beaches, crystal blue waters and nonstop sunshine. One of my favorite NBA players, Rookie of the Year favorite Dario Šarić, also hails from the country. Do you know what his nickname is? “The Homie.” Like I said, Croatia is cool. Also, Game of Thrones was largely filmed there.
If that wasn’t reason enough to visit the under-the-radar European vacation spot, this new underwater winery should definitely do the trick.
Yessir, Croatia has itself a brand-new underwater winery called Edivo Vina, which sits in Drače on the Pelješac Peninsula. You’ll have to dive to the bottom of Mali Ston Bay to see where the vino is actually made and stored in clay jugs, a method that gives the wine a pinewood aroma, per Travel + Leisure.
While you’re down there, you should also look out for the badass sunken boat Edivo’s owners use to store the clay jugs and other bottles that are aging in the Adriatic Sea.
The owners believe the sea provides “natural cooling in ideal conditions,” according to Lonely Planet, and they also say the “perfect silence” underwater improves the quality of the vino. I have no idea if that checks out or not, but I’ll take their word for it—as well as one ticket to Croatia, please.
Check out more awesome photos and info at Edivo’s website.