Organic winery in Sibenik

Geography: On the coast of Dalmatia, 50 km from Split, outside Šibenik that belonged to the Republic of Venice during the 15th century
History: Vineyard planted in 2007-2011 with the business objective of selling grapes to other winemakers. A basic winery was built three years ago and upgraded in 2017. Zhoda acquired the vineyard in for a total of SEK 9 million.
Vineyard: 47 hectares with 230 000 plants
Grapes: Mainly the red wine grape Babic, but also Plavac Maly, Posip, Debit and Marstina
Olive grove: 28 hectares with 6,000 trees that will start to give their first harvest
Grape production: 130 tons in 2017, expected to grow to 280 tons as the plants mature
Capacity in the winery: Production amounted to 100,000 bottles in 2017, and is expected to reach over 200,000 bottles following investments in additional equipment
Sales: The original business model was to grow and sell grapes. In 2017, the company vinfied the whole harvest in the upgraded winery. No wine is any longer sold as bulk wine. All wine is sold under the brand Testament
Chief enologist: Juraj Sladic

UNESCO town of Sibenik architecture and coastline, Dalmatia, Croatia