Wine Road

Here we drink wine over 2200 years. Bosnia and Herzegovina viticultural heritage of winemaking culture from the Illyrian times. The first grape vines were brought to the Balkan Thracians. When we talk about the history of wine growing in BiH, it is important to note that this area was in a much wider range of today. Specifically medieval Bosnia was once, and no later joined southern part (Hum), a vine growing and wine country. In the Middle Ages, almost every aristocratic family had their own vineyards. This is clearly the first detailed cadastral records dating from XV. and XVI. century. With the arrival of the Turks, and the process of Islamization of Bosnia, this production in the XVI., XVII, and XVIII. Gradually extinguished, and finally disappears. The causes of the disappearance of vines in Bosnia are manifold, and the most deserving frequent wars, because the vine as a culture requires a high degree of human involvement. Wine production is now limited to the catchment areas of the rivers, to the Herzegovina wine-growing region with Listicka Jablanica and vineyards. Wine business has become an important source of income in Herzegovina at the end of IXX. century, when it recorded the first wine exports to Western Europe, and this trend continues winning market worldwide. Winemaking in Herzegovina has had its ups and downs but has never ceased to be the main branch of agriculture, and we can say and lifestyle of the local winemakers ljudi.Hercegovački today want and they want to be recognized by their Žilavci and Blatina as unique varieties in the wine world, and present himself to the world through this wine that carries the scent of earth and Herzegovina fierceness of the sun.

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