Neretva wine region

According to the rules on geographical areas of wine growing, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Croatia, published on 4.srpnja.2012.godine in the "Narodne Novine" Vineyard of the Neretva consist of: Metković, Ploče, Opuzen, Kula Norinska, Pojezerje, Slivno i Zažablje. So, the region Neretva includes seven municipalities and cities that are located around the estuary of the river Neretva, which are: the cities of Ploce, Opuzen and Metkovic and municipalities Slivno, Kula Norinska, Zažablje i Pojezerje. The Mediterranean climate that prevails in the Neretva Delta favors the development of agriculture and viticulture, especially because winters are not too cold and there is a lot of rainfall, and summers are hot and dry. During the year, this area has an average of 2700 hours of sunshine. The average annual temperature is 15.7 ° C. Neretva River Delta is surrounded by hills on the north and north-east side and also on the south side. On the western side of the area is open to the sea and under the influence of the same. The average annual precipitation is 1300 mm, of which 65-75% falls in winter. According to results published in the program of the development strategy of the LAG Local Action Group Neretva, and in the context of the Rural Development Programme, the annual wine production is estimated at around 10 million liters per year. Major wine producers are: Crafts Veraja (51,000 liters of wine) Vineyards Volarević Ltd. (13,000 liters of wine), Poljopromet Ltd. (22,000 liters) and Rizman Ltd. (15.000 l). These winegrowers and winemakers have plans to increase their production in the future. Also, the largest vineyards in Croatia is located in Pojezerje -between settlements Kobiljača Otrić-Seoci, Dusina (City Vrgorac) and Staševica (plates). Organic agriculture is in early stages of development, and currently there are 8 subjects in the –records of ecological agricultural producers. (Development Strategy lagneretva.) Also there are a lot of smaller wineries of which we will mention some like Prović Winery, a small winery next Opuzen, which is located in the heart of the Neretva river delta. Their vineyards are located 2 kilometers from the estary of the Mala Neretva. They grow Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Yellow Muscat and also they are the first wine producers who planted a crop of Chardonnay in southern Croatian. After the excellent results and the submission addressed to the Ministry of Agriculture, Chardonnay was added to the list of recommended varieties for planting in the Neretva region. Recommended cultivars of vine are a group of cultivars that can be grown in the field of wine-growing sub-region and of which produce wines can carry the protected designation of origin. Recommended cultivars for the sub-region of Central and South Dalmatia are: Alicante Bouschet, Babica, Babić, Bogdanuša, Bratkovina, Bratkovina crvena, Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Cetinka, Chardonnay, Crljenak viški, Debit, Dobričić, Drnekuša, Glavinuša, Graševina, Grk, Kadarun, Kurtelaška bijela, Ljutac, Malvasija dubrovačka bijela, Maraština, Merlot, Mladenka, Mourverdre, Muškat crveni, Muškat ruža crni, Muškat žuti, Ninčuša, Plavac mali crni, Plavac mali sivi, Plavina, Pošip bijeli, Pošip crni, Prč, Rkaciteli, Syrah, Tempranillo, Trebbiano Toscano, Trbljan, Tribidrag, Viognier bijeli, Vlaška, Vranac, Vugava, Zlatarica, Žilavka.



Pošip is indigenous wine variety of Dubrovnik-Neretva County.
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