Producer Profile

Zlatan Bilo Idro

Zlatan Plenković, the trailblazer of contemporary winemaking in Croatia, began his journey as a modest fisherman in the quaint village of Sveta Nedjelja on Hvar island. In 1986, he laid the cornerstone of a small family enterprise, filling his inaugural wine bottle. By 1991, the winery had burgeoned into Croatia's second private winery, and today, Zlatan Otok Winery stands as one of the nation's largest private wine producers. His sons Marin and Nikola, along with winemaker Davor, now carry forward his esteemed legacy.

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Where The Wines Come From

Hvar

Natural wine production in Hvar captures the essence of the island's rugged beauty and rich viticultural heritage. Situated in the sun-drenched Adriatic, Hvar's winemakers adhere to traditional, sustainable practices, cultivating indigenous grape varieties with minimal intervention. The resulting wines boast a distinct terroir, reflecting the island's unique microclimate and limestone-rich soils. Expect vibrant, expressive flavors, from crisp citrus notes in the whites to bold berry undertones in the reds, all underscored by a lively acidity and a subtle earthiness. Embracing the philosophy of "nothing added, nothing taken away," Hvar's natural wines offer a pure expression of the land and the skilled hands that tend to it, inviting enthusiasts on a sensory journey that celebrates authenticity and craftsmanship.