RIP Zlatan Plenković

by  |  19-03-2016

Last Thursday, March 17th, while many were celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, a legend of Croatian wine, Zlatan Plenković died while on a ferry traveling from Split to the island of Hvar. It’s a tragic loss for Croatian wines as he was an iconic figure on the Dalmatian Coast who was always pushing for a higher quality than what was being delivered when he started his winery in 1996 just after Croatia emerged from the Yugoslavian Civil War. When I initially visited the cellars of Dalmatia in 2007 to write the first book for the region, people told me that he constantly had health problems. As that was nearly a decade ago, I thought they were simply rumors or bad Croatian humor. Apparently the years have finally caught up and I hope that the Dalmatian winemakers are ready to carry the region without this pervasive force urging them on. For me, […]
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