Wonderful picture posted the other day by the Svirce Cooperative, also known as PZ Svirce, indicating that the focus of many islanders will soon be moving from tourism and the beach to the fields, for the 2015 grape harvest has begun!
The cooperative, the largest winery on the island, and with an astonishing range of wines, from very affordable table wine to the exclusive organic Ivan Dolac Barrique (which won gold two years running in Germany) started their grape gathering a few days ago, with a picking of the Posip grapes for their excellent Posip de Luxe.
Posip is an early ripening grape and, added to the hot and dry weather, an early August picking has been decided upon. Posip is an indigenous grape variety better known to neighbouring Korcula, but it is becoming more prevalent on Hvar these days as well.
PZ Svirce do a standard Posip, using the very best selection for a Posip de Luxe. It is gorgeous, but in limited supply, with approximately only 5000 bottles produced each year, but well worth checking out. You can visit the winery in Svirce (the last building on the way to Vrisnik – you can’t miss it) or buy direct from their three shops in Jelsa, Stari Grad and Hvar Town, where you will find a wine for all budgets, as well as a great selection of spirits due to their partnership with Badel 1862.
To learn more about PZ Svirce, check out their website here.