Meet the makers
From craft beer to replica cold steel to wooden boats to liquid gold (aka olive oil,) get a behind-the-scenes tour of quality craftsmanship.
Meet the makers
Liquid gold on the property of the Moric family
This story takes you to the village of Tići, on Luštica. Visit the house and tavern of the Moric family, which is over 300 years old, and the old mill. You will be delighted by this family that has been taking care of their six-hectare olive grove for eight generations, with over 1,000 olive trees. The kind hosts will welcome you with pies and honey and a glass of homemade carob brandy.
While touring the property, enjoy the breathtaking surroundings, clean air, the stillness, and the scents of olive trees and other aromatic plants. This tour is crowned with the host's tales of the centuries-old tradition of organic extra virgin olive oil production, complete with tasting and introduction to its healing, edible, and cosmetic properties. After your tour, you can hop on a bicycle and go on a tour of the peninsula.
Craft beer production in Risan
In Montenegro, you will find 9 craft breweries, which all produce beers with unique tastes. These are: Montenegro Brewing Co., Peacock Beer, Craft Brewery Factory, Mammut Beer, Podgorica Beer, Beer Academy, Beerhouse, Mala Novska Brewery and Count Brewery. One of them is located in Risan in an authentic stone house, run by Krsto Ćuković and Vladimir Pokrajac.
Listen to an interesting story about the 2016 founding and how the brewers created top beers after trying countless recipes. You can try the following types of beer: Smilin ’Goat - Indian Pale Ale, Hoptimus Prime - American, Pale Ale, Bocca - Summer Ale, Red Beerd - Red Ale, and Portun - Stout.
It is also interesting to note that three Montenegrin breweries - Montenegro Brewing Co from Spuž, Peacock Beer from Podgorica and Craft Brewery Factory from Risan, started the craft brewing school "Kraft Revolution."
Workshop for making wooden boats, where the sea foams
Next up, head to Prčanj. Look for a workshop for making wooden boats by Vitomir Vujović, hidden behind an old stone house, where the sea foams. It is a place where his unusual ideas turn into reality.
Master Vito will greet you with a smile on his face. He will tell you all about wooden boats and introduce you to his world of dedicated work. Listen to him say with enthusiasm that he is fascinated every time by the process of building a boat: the time during which it gradually goes from a pile of wood to an actual vessel. You might just be lucky enough to see him finish one of his creations while you are there.
Cold weapons of Andrija Ramadanović
In Kotor, look for a collection of replicas of cold steel by weaponsmith Andrija Ramadanović, who with great love and ambition approaches the crafting of swords, axes, sabers, daggers with or without scabbards, maces, and even large Viking-style shields. You can examine the materials they are created from (wood, steel, iron, brass, copper and silver wire, leather) and hear more about the process of crafting these incredible replicas
Visit the workshop for making folk costumes and opanaks in Pljevlja
Head to Pljevlja, where you will find the weaving workshop "Šarenica," which nurtures traditional old crafts such as weaving, traditional embroidery, and gold embroidery, which only a few women know how to do in Montenegro. Marvel at the creations of these craftswomen, handmade exclusively from natural materials such as wool, cotton, and linen.
Explore the enchanting history of one of the most beautiful traditional styles of dress in the world - the Montenegrin folk dress. You will hear how this small, humble country has an unusually sumptuous folk dress, modeled after the attire of rulers and nobles, trimmed with gold and silver threads, and how historically it was the most precious thing owned by a household.
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