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Vineyards and Winery

 

 

Zlatan Otok Bilo IdroWinery

 

         In 1986 Zlatan Plenković founded the famous Zlatan Otok winery, based on the rich wine tradition of Dalmatian islands. The current brand name was established in 1991. In addition to the traditional Plavac Mali grape variety, Dalmatian wine producers have enriched their vineyards to include such other varieties as Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and whites wines such as Pošip, Chardonnay, Prč and Bogdanuša. Zlatan Otok is also well known for its unique restaurant and port Bilo Idro, which you can see on the picture.

 

 

 

 

Vineyards

 

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Zlatan Otok vineyards are located on the southern slopes of the island Hvar and on Makarska vineyards below Mt Biokovo (see map above). Vineyards in the wine-growing positions of the southern slopes of the island, extends from Milna - Sveta Nedjelja - Zavala. Slopes reach angles of 40 to 60%. Variety Plavac Mali prevails. Because of the rough conditions, processing is done exclusively manual and small vineyards yields are reached - about 0.70 kg per vine. Protection of the vineyard with chemicals is unnecessary because of the specificity of the climate, soil and growing shape.

All together Zlatan Otok owns about 10 hectares of vineyards and yearly purchase grapes from approximately 80 hectares of vineyards. Plavac Mali wines also come from Hvar from the winery Zlatan Otok - Croatian wines with the most awards received.

 

 

More information about Zlatan Otok can be found here.

 

 

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Zlatan Otok Vineyards below Mt. Biocovo, Makarska.