Wines of the Dalmatian Hinterland

Wines of the Dalmatian Hinterland

Wines of the Dalmatian Hinterland

We asked a team from Krolo winery to give us more information about some of the best wines of the Dalmatian Hinterland. Krolo Winery is located in Stremendoc in Trilj. On more than 6 hectares of land, just 30 minutes from Split, this unique winery annually produces over 40,000 bottles.

Tell us, how did it all start?

It started with a love for great wines. The owner of the winery & villa Krolo has been a wine lover for many years. Working with some of our most respectable winemakers and on the idea of Zlatan Plenković, the first vineyard was planted in 2005 with top varieties of vine.


What types of wine do you produce today?

Today, wines are produced in three versions, black, white, and rosé.

Of the white wines, there is the king of Dalmatia Pošip. This vine variety is known for not being found anywhere in the world except in Dalmatia, so the French motto "if we had Posip, we would conquer the world" perhaps best describes the specificity of this wine. Extremely aromatic, complex, powerful wine.

Of black wine, we have Gardijan (Cuvee cabernet sauvignon and merlot), a very respectable mix of the world's two most famous black varieties. Gardijan also won a bronze award at the IWC in Bordeaux, a significant award for this classic Bordeaux cuvee. It originates from France, more precisely from the French city of Bordeaux.

Crljenak kaštelanski, the most famous castellan globally known as Zinfandel (USA) or Primitivo (Italy), is the flagship of our winery.

Plavac mali, a cult Dalmatian variety, the wine we have is the 2018 vintage.

Rose Šjora is a light, fresh and mineral wine, produced from grenache noir.

When and how can domestic and foreign guests come to taste your wines?

Tourists can come to the wine tasting only by booking, at least 7 days in advance. We do wine tastings during the season (approximately from 15.4 - 15.10 in the calendar year).

We offer two types of wine tasting:

CLASSIC

The visit lasts about 60 minutes and includes the following:

  • on arrival aperitif, homemade liqueurs
  • homemade prosciutto, cheese, and bread under the baking lid
  • wine tasting from a bottle of 7 dcl (tasting includes four wines: Pošip, Crljenak kaštelanski - Zinfandel, Gardijan - cabernet sauvignon - merlot, Šjora-rose)
  • tour of the cellar and tasting from barrels (tasting of several vintages, aged wine)
  • short education on how to make wine

Min 10 pax - price 30 euros,

DELUXE

The visit lasts about 180 minutes and includes the following:

  • on arrival aperitif, homemade liqueurs
  • homemade prosciutto, cheese and bread under the baking lid
  • wine tasting from a bottle of 7 dcl (tasting includes 4 wines: Pošip, Crljenak Kaštelanski - Zinfandel, Gardijan - Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot, Šjora-rose)
  • tour of the cellar and tasting from barrels (tasting of several vintages, aged wine)
  • education on how to make wine
  • lunch or dinner (depending on which part of the day a visit is arranged) dalmatian pasticada and gnocchi
  • Turkish coffee and dessert

Price for 4 to 7 people 100 euros / pax

Price for 8 to 14 people 80 euros / pax

Price from 15 to 25 people 70 euros / pax

Prices do not include VAT.


At the end, all you have to do is go on a trip to the Dalmatian Hinterland and see for yourself the quality of the Krolo winery's offer.

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