Vinarija Dingač Pelješac, Croatia

The Dingač cooperative and winery was established way back in 1902. The owners consist of 330 cooperative members sharing 293 hectares of vineyards, of which the Dingač area accounts for 42.65 hectares and the Postup area 28.59.
In the 100 plus years of its existence, Dingač wine has developed into a status symbol, a divine liquid that owes its quality to the rigorous, traditional standards of the area.
Although somewhat steeper, the Dingač wine growing area is similar to that of Postup. Its wine of the same name, employs equally exacting standards of soil management, grape cultivation and wine aging, although subtle changes exist due to a slightly different topography and micro-climate.
The native grape of both regions – Plavac Mali, is referred to by locals as “the blood of the soil” due to its deep red colour and the rich soil of the same colour that it flourishes in.
Both vineyards enjoy the positive effects of what’s referred to as triple insolation, a process where sunlight combines with reflected sunlight from the surrounding rocks and sea. It’s this natural process that creates the Plavac Mali grape, a truly unique fruit, renowned for its high sugar content, an important wine quality characteristic.