The vineyards of Bastijana have as much personality and variety as the wines which they help produce, and visitors are often surprised at the differences in growing conditions and locations. From the Pakleni Islands to the fabled steep southern slopes, the varying type of vineyard is reflected in the diversity of the Tomic range.
One vineyard in particular which caught the imagination of Dusan Jelic on the recent visit by the Wines of Balkans director was a small vineyard in Stari Grad, whose cabernet sauvignon grapes make up half of the winery's top product - Caplar.
Caplar is a shortened version of CAbernet PLAvac Reserva and comprises 50% cabernet sauvignon and 50% of the best plavac mali from the south side. The cabernet vineyard is arguably one of the most picturesque on Hvar, located as it is just outside the monastery in Stari Grad and with a splendid view of Croatia's old town.
To see more of Dusan's album, click here, or why not visit his informative Wines of Balkans website?