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Dive for Wine: Croatia's Underwater Winery

Are you a wine lover and adventure enthusiast? Look no further than Croatia’s Underwater Winery at Edivo! After years of research and experimentation with locations, effects of storing wines underwater and sealants to protect the wine, Edivo Winery has discovered how to perfect the aging of wines under the Adriatic Sea!

Located in Drače on the Peljesac Peninsula off the southern coast of Croatia, this winery offers a unique experience to scuba dive down to a sunken ship and pick your own bottle off the deck at the world’s very first underwater winery.

The Process:

The concept started about a decade ago when the owners were interested in creating something unique and wanted to try aging wines under the seas. They hired a research team to determine the best location for storing wines and looked into the effects of the sea life on the bottles, measured temperature variance and the amount of sunlight that reaches different depths. Through trial and error with the first batches over several years, they were able to create a sealant process with multiple layers of wax for the bottles that protects the wine from the surrounding sea water to prevent any from leaking in.

They tested different timelines and now age the white wines for about 6 months and the reds about 2 years between 18-25 meters under the surface.