In Trstenik on the Pelješac peninsula lies a small family-owned winery founded by Miljenko Grgich, one of the world’s most well-known winemakers.
His rich history of winemaking, experience acquired through many years of work, and the awards and recognition he has received a guarantee that this winery makes the finest wines of global acclaim.
Miljenko Grgić was born in the village Desne near Metković. After studying winemaking and vine dressing in Zagreb, he left Croatia in 1958 and arrived in Napa Valley in California.
One can freely say that his accomplishments have changed the history of wine. In 1976, nine of the best French winemakers pronounced his Chardonnay of 1973 vintage the best wine during a blind test, beating then-untouched French wines. From that moment on, California wines became a massive global hit.
Miljenko Grgić returned to his homeland in the 1990tis and built a small, modern, family winery. He brought knowledge, technology, and experience so that the local varieties of:
- Plavac Mali and
- Tribidrag – Crljenak (Zinfandel) could be turned into world-class wines.
Visitors can experience a wine cellar tour and wine tasting with a unique panoramic view of Adriatic sea and nearby Korčula island.