Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The First Grapes from Central Dalmatia's Vineyard of the Year

This was an historic month for Bastijana, with the first harvesting of young Plavac grapes from our newest vineyard near Vira, just north of Hvar Town. 

The vineyard, whose prime variety is 14,000 Plavac Mali vineyards, is the first organic vineyard on Hvar's north-facing coast, and it was voted the best vineyard in Central Dalmatia earlier this year. 

After a few years of preparation, the first picking of grapes took place with this harvest, but it will be some time yet before those grapes are released to the public in the form of quality wine, a reminder of the long process it takes to plant a vine to serving a glass...

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