A Visit to the Oldest Surviving Plavac Mali Vineyard in the World

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Come and visit the oldest certified Plavac Mali vineyard in the world, and meet the owner. Dol on Hvar – centre of the Plavac Mali universe.

I recently did an article on the oldest certified Plavac Mali vines in the world. With the growing reputation of Plavac Mali internationally, imagine the possibilities for wine tourism/journalism if one could find the oldest Plavac Mali vine still in existence. 

Not only was the vine in question on the island of Hvar, dating back to the 1860s, but it was in the dormouse capital, Dol, and in the family ownership of the President of Tartajun, Sime Surjak. You can read the original article here

Rather than write the words of explanation, we thought it would be easier to interview Sime, below, and simply supply some pictures of the vineyard, including one of the sandy path which is the reason why the vines survived.

It was great to have Ivana Krstulovic Caric, president of the Hvar Wine Association, in attendance, and she will be returning with 15 wine journalists on May 5 after Dalmacija Wine Expo. Another story in the Hvar wine story… 





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