In Trstenik on the Pelješac peninsula there is a small family winery founded by Miljenko Grgić, one of the world's most famous winemakers. His rich history is related to the production of wine, with experience gained over many years of work. The awards and recognitions received so far guarantee that the winery produces world-renowned best quality wines.
Miljenko Grgić was born in the village of Desne near Metković. After studying enology and viticulture in Zagreb, he left Croatia and went to the Napa Valley in California in 1958. He has been learning and working in this environment for over 50 years. It can be said that his achievements changed the history of wine. In 1976, nine of the best French winemakers evaluated his 1973 Chardonnay in a blind taste test as the best wine, prevailing over the previously unattainable French wines. From that moment on, Californian wines have become a world hit.
After Croatia gained its independence, Miljenko Grgić returned to his homeland, bought the military resort Karaula in Trstenik, and created a small, modern family winery from a military facility. He uses knowledge, technology, experience and heart in order to turn local varieties such as Pošip and Plavac mali into world-renowned wines. He achieved the aforementioned goal with the 1997 harvest, when his wines were selected to represent the Croatian wine production in New York.