National Geographic Features a Croatian Seaside Paradise Making Delicious Wine for 2400 Years

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More great international column inches for the island of Hvar on February 20, 2018, as National Geogrpahic focuses on its ancient heritage.

“Every summer and fall, residents on the Croatian island of Hvar harvest the fertile plain outside the town of Stari Grad. They scythe herbs and lavender for essential tinctures, liqueurs, and countless bags of potpourri, as bees buzz and float atop the seductive, earthy aromas. They assemble in the groves to pluck olives, which are pressed into green, Dalmatian oil. And they come, baskets and tools in hand, to snip bunches of grapes for white and red wine. Under sharp blue skies and within a grid of ancient plots, divided by chest-high drystone walls and wedged between the mountains and the Adriatic Sea, the islanders have assumed this metronomic, seasonal rhythm for thousands of years.”

Read the full article from National Geographic.


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