Dec 2020
First launch of Testament’s wine at Systembolaget

Today Testament Winery is launching its first wine at Systembolaget. When the state monopoly selected a Croatian wine to be sold in 123 stores in Sweden, The Dalmatian Dog was chosen. This is an important milestone for Testament in reaching its goal – to create Croatia’s best wine.

“We dedicate this wine to the Dalmatian Dog, possibly the most important symbol for the region of Dalmatia where our vineyard is located. Here, a wine lover will find everything he dreams of: exciting indigenous grapes, a unique terroir and a two thousand year old wine tradition, which we are proud to bring to new generations. Make The Dalmatian Dog Great Again”, says Robert Karlsson, CEO of Zhoda Investments.

Excellent review and awards

Earlier this year, The Dalmatian Dog 2018 was awarded a gold medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards, the largest and most influential wine competition. The first reviews of the wine in Sweden have been excellent.

Alf Tumble, a wine journalist at Sweden’s largest newspaper Dagens Nyheter describes the Dalmatian Dog as “A nice doggie. Wonderful aromas. Spicy, red, dark with hints of forest raspberries and thyme. A pleasant surprise!”

123 stores around Sweden

The Dalmatian Dog is now sold in 123 stores throughout Sweden. The wine is guaranteed shelf space for 12 months. On 1 May 2021, a ranking period is started during which sales, measured as the number of receipts, compared to other wines in the same price category will decide continued presence in the stores.

The wine has article number 2097 and a price of SEK 120.

Information about the organic wine

The Dalmatian Dog is a red wine made on 100% organic babic. Babic (pronounced baabich) is a Croatian grape from the region of Dalmatia that has been cultivated by the Adriatic Sea since ancient times. It has cherry aromas combined with Dalmatian herbs.

In ancient times, the Croatian Dalmatian breed served as the guardian of the wagons that firefighters rode to the scene of a fire. The Dalmatian is an intelligent and well-defined muscular dog with excellent endurance and stamina. It is the only dog that smiles by showing its teeth.

Read more about the wine here (in Swedish) http://www.testamentvanner.com/dalmatian-dog/

Join the wine club Testament Vänner

Testament Winery is Croatia’s first Swedish winery. The objective is to create Croatia’s best wine. Please join our wine club Testament Vänner and follow us on this wine adventure, http://www.testamentvanner.com/bli-en-van/


The Dalmatian Dog bottle
The Dalmatian Dog label
Make The Dalmatian Dog Great Again

For more information, please contact:
Robert Karlsson, CEO Zhoda Investments AB
+46 709 565 141, robert.karlsson@zhodainvestments.com

About Zhoda Investments
Zhoda Investments invests in selected unlisted European ventures and drives growth and profitability through active ownership and an entrepreneurial approach. Zhoda owns Testament Winery, an organic winery in Dalmatia with a 47-hectare state of the art vineyard mainly producing red wine from the local babic grape. Zhoda is also the owner of Black Island Winery, a winery on the Dalmatian island of Korcula that produces white premium wines from the indigenous posip grape under the brand Merga Victa. The group also holds a 45 per cent interest in the Lelyaki oil field in Ukraine with 2P proven and probable oil reserves of 8 million barrels net to the company. Zhoda Investments is actively pursuing new investments. For more information, visit www.zhodainvestments.com.

This is an English translation of the Swedish original. In case of discrepancies, the Swedish original shall prevail.

Link to press release