The Roots of Zinfandel

Hotel Information

Experience the wow factor at Le Meridien beach hotel in Split


Embark on a coastal journey with Le Méridien Lav, Split.  Set along the pristine coastline of the Adriatic sea and featuring clear emerald waters just a stone's throw from Split, the hotel's unique setting offers the perfect starting point from which to explore the Dalmatian coast.  Split, is Croatia’s most vibrant port city with plenty of culture, retail and recreation awaiting you. Several transportation options make it easy to get to and from the resort including a ferry service.



Split accommodation offers stunning, meticulously
planned and designed room styles

Wake up to a view amid the crystal emerald colors of the Adriatic Sea, unlock a new perspective on your discovery of Dalmatia in a Deluxe Room.  Offering a large open plan, guest can delight in a stunning panoramic view over the Marina from the bed or the seating area.  The  Deluxe room also offers a separate dressing area and a sitting area to relax and enjoy the view.  



Sample Dining


Dalmation flavors and a locally inspired interior create a warm welcome to Pivnica Restaurant, a place with traditional Croatian specialties and best wines from our region. Enjoy Croatian specialties Buzara de Scampi, 'Pijukanci' homemade truffle pasta, 'Sporki makaruli' beef macaroni and Adriatic shrimp risotto.


Start your day with delectable breakfast buffet in chic & contemporary interior of the Spalatum Restaurant or with a panoramic view of the Adriatic Sea and on the city of Split.  Enjoy Chef's choice dinner buffets seasoned with fresh ingredients or a variety of themed buffets.



Delight your taste with delectable light fares, homemade pasta, burgers, grilled meat & fish on barbecue surrounded with a breathtaking sunset view at the beachfront. Chill out with delightful cocktail and the best Croatian wine selections in the lounge area offering outstanding sunset views.


This is the place where you can indulge in the Italian lifestyle and explore the true meaning of dolce vita!  Conlemani is all about celebrating food and the life the way Italians do.  



  • Hosted by ZAP Vintners from Ravenswood, Ridge Vineyards, McNab Ridge, ArteZin, and Grgich Hills Estate
  • Escorted by ZAP Executive Director Rebecca Robinson and Food & Wine Trails Founder Larry Martin
  • Participate in historical first, side-by-side tasting of California and Dalmatian Wines
  • Taste top-rated Zinfandels with top California and Dalmatian winemakers
  • Enjoy wine focused events including a reception, wine-paired meals and casual get-togethers
  • Ferry ride to beautiful island of Brac for winery visit and lunch
  • Tour Kastela wine region for lunch at famed Babic Winery
  • Boat tour to see charming town of Skradin and swim at nearby waterfalls
  • See Diocletian Palace - setting of Game of Thrones TV series with farewell rooftop wine dinner
  • Optional post-tour package to Istria - more to come



Joel Peterson, Ravenswood

David Gates, Ridge Vineyards

Rich Parducci
McNab Ridge Vineyards

Randle Johnson, ArteZin

Ivo Jeramaz, Grgich Hills Estate


  • 5-Nights hotel accommodations at the Le Méridien Split, Croatia
  • 3- Full day tours to wineries, restaurants, and places of interest
  • Local English-speaking guides who specialize in wine and food
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • 5 Lunches and dinners as outlined in itinerary
  • Tasting and entrance fees 
  • Local taxes


  • Roundtrip air to Croatia
  • Airport transfers
  • Optional post tour package to Istria 
  • Meals and beverages not included in itinerary
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Hotel porterage
  • Hotel city tax of 7 HRK per person per night
  • All items of a personal nature