Farewell to One of the True Hvar Greats: RIP Zlatan

By Ivana Vrselja March 19, 2016 Blog

As with the rest of the island, Restaurant Gariful is in shock at the sudden and untimely death of one of the great winemakers of Europe, Zlatan Plenkovic, who died suddenly on the ferry back to Stari Grad earlier this week.

Zlatan’s contribution to the Croatian wine scene was immense, and his wines are now exported as far away as China and Russia. His Zlatan Grand Cru was surely one of the best red wines in the country and a top seller in the restaurant.

Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

Thank you Zlatan, for the immense contribution you have made to Croatian wine and the development of the island of Hvar. It is a contribution which will never be forgotten.

May you rest in peace.