Wine and Liquor
The annual life cycle of the vines that are cultivated on the Plain starts in February. Some more demanding tasks related to vines is grape picking in September and the process of turning grape must into wine that is done in October. Once the wine is made next comes the olive harvest in November.
Years of experience in vine cultivation
3 Authentic Mediterranean Vine Sorts
Posip is the first Croatian white wine with a protected geographical origin. Originally from the island of Korčula, but can also be found on Lastovo and Mljet. Nowadays the cultivation of this variety is generally recommended throughout Dalmatia. As one of the oldest and most prized white grape varieties this variety can be used to make fresh wines aged in oak barrels, but also semi-sweet wines that will satisfy people with different taste buds.
The most represented and by many the most important variety of Dalmatian red wine – Plavac Mali. Proof of its quality is the fact that the wine made from this type of vine was the first red wine to receive protection of geographical origin in Croatia in 1961. This wine spread not only in Dalmatia but overseas (example – Plavac is known under the name zinfandel across the United States).
There are two basic ways to produce rosé wine:
Rosé according to our continentals or Opol as they call it in Dalmatia. These Dalmatian Opol or Rosé wines are usually made from the autochthonous variety of Plavac mali. Making Rose out of red grapes requires the grapes to be ground, mashed, and the mash is then subjected to maceration, which allows the color to be extracted from the skin into juice. This process takes 3 to 24 hours. Depending on how long the maceration lasts, the wine becomes a darker pink color.