35 to 65
Karst (landscape formed from the dissolution of soluble rocks)
15 to 3200 ft.
The Zlatan Otok vineyards are spread between three locations: the southern slopes of the island Hvar, the Makarska vineyards below Mt. Biokovo, and vineyards in nearby Šibenik. It was started by Mr. Zlatan Plenkovic, a winemaker, visionary and legend of Croatian wine making. In the Hvar vineyards Pošip, Bogdanuša, Maraschino, and Yellow Muscat are grown. In the Makarska vineyard they cultivate Plavac Mali, Crljenak (Zinfandel), Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah. Their youngest vineyards in nearby Šibenik are made of Plavac Mali, Babić, Merlot, Maraština, Vugava, and a few rows reserved for experimenting with Viognier and Trebbiano. All of the vineyards are surrounded by fields of lavender, rosemary, and olive groves. The climate is a natural deterrent to pests and so no chemical intervention is needed. Since the founding of the company they have achieved success in a numerous national and international competitions and exhibitions.