The beautiful stone of Brač is an inspiration to many artists. Its whiteness, contours and hardness inspire every architect, sculptor, painter, as well as winegrower. In fact, this stone was the muse of the creation of one of the most awarded wines called by a unique name – Stina. About it the owners say: “Stina is a field full of stones, where the art is to create a wine of a luxuriant taste”.
The vineyards are planted at 420 to 550 metres above the sea on a plateau that descends gently towards the sea in an east-south-easterly direction. On them are cultivated famous sorts such as Pošip, Plavac, Crljenak, better known as Zinfindel, Vugava and Cuvée, which is obtained from three sorts – Vugava, Pošip and Chardonnay. The grapes are hand-picked and processed in the modernly equipped Podrum Bol cellar.
However, what is wine without a good tasting and the enjoyment of a few drops of wine. They also know this in the company Jako Vino d.o.o., which in 2009, whilst owned by Jako Andabak, rented a cellar from the Bol agricultural cooperative and so began an era of the production of award winning wines.
They renovated the cellar and planted new grapevine seedlings. The Stina winery is a place where you will be able to try excellent Dalmatian wines, find out more about wines, as well as about why Stina is one of the most modernly arranged and equipped wine cellars in Croatia, with a rich tradition they have also recognised in many world destinations.
The place where this premium wine is produced is called Podrum Bol, which was built way back in 1903, and they received the first gold medal for the wine from this cellar in Paris back in 1909 at an international wine exhibition.
Zlatan Pošip, Zlatan Crljenak, Zlatan Otok, Zlatan Opol Rosé, Zlatan Prošek… Are the golden wines of Zlatan Plenković, one of the most praiseworthy vintners for the great boost of Croatian wines in the last 30 years.
In fact his Zlatan Plavac was the first to show that Dingač and Postup are not only heaven-sent for this sort, whilst with Zlatan Plavac Grand Cru, from the selected grapes from an old vineyard, he has, for ten years, shown all other Dalmatian vintners what Plavac can give.
The Zlatan Otok winery on Hvar cultivates Plavac Mali and the white sorts Pošip, Bogdanuša, Maraština and Yellow Muscat, and Plavac Mali, Crljenak (Zinfandel), Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Pošip, Žilavka, Dubrovnik Malvasia, Chardonnay and Yellow Muscat in Baška Voda. From the windy position at the foot of Biokovo also come the white and red wines Zlatan Ostatak Bure.
The sister company Vinoline, near Šibenik, has a vineyard with Plavac, Babić, Crljenak and Pošip, whilst the Zlatan Otok winery is successfully run by Zlatan’s sons Marin and Nikola.