Zilavka 2020

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Our very first Bosnian wine is made from Žilavka, a native grape to the region. The grapes are hand-harvested and naturally grown in the historical lands of Herzegovina, filled with notes of white flower fields, ripe peaches, and minerality with a clean, fresh finish.


Perfectly balanced floral and herbaceous notes at the top of the glass. Fresh and tropical notes on the bottom.
Notes of chamomile, dry grass with a refreshing blend of juicy pineapple and overripe peach.


  • 13.5%


  • 2020


  • White

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Herzegovina, Bosnia

The Producer

About Škegro

Winemaking was always a universal tradition for all households in Herzegovina, from their family vineyards planted with Žilavka, Blatina, and other autochthonous varieties. So much of the region has changed as wars happened and the state borders changed, but throughout history, wine remains a timeless and always vital part of the Herzegovina past, present, and future. This is how the story of Skegro family begins. A story where tradition has been passed from knee to knee to become something that the whole family enjoys doing. Now led by Bariša Skegro, the family takes a modern approach to the traditional: love and care for vineyards, hands-off winemaking, and a strong desire to simply offer the spirit of Herzegovina in its full glory: ample sunshine, rocky soils, a healthy and ecological footprint --- together with century old traditions, the Skegro family delivers top quality wines that are fully representative of Herzegovina terroir. “BiH feels like a country that is both oppressed and full of energy for the future. It has a great strength in its people… and that includes their fascinating and delicious wines.” – Jancis Robinson The Skegro family vineyards are mostly consisted of vines planted in 2005 in the small village of Radišići, in the southwestern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. They have 2 hectares of south facing and terraced vineyards, which were cut into the hillside, rich with calcareous marl, sandstone and flint. Mostar, being within an hour from the Croatian coastline, offer a very similar climate: Mediterranean influence with extreme hot summers and mild winters. The family’s estate is also filled with fruit trees such as figs, citrus, and pomegranates as well as basic produce and some damn good olive oil from their extensive olive trees. Olive trees are similarly scattered amongst the vineyards to offer diversity and support the erosion of the rocky soils. Farming is all organic, utilizing natural cover crops, utilizing manure or organic fertilizer when needed along with copper and sulfur. They do not use herbicides or pesticides. As the vines continue to mature, they are on their way to organic certification. All harvesting is done manually. - Vinum