Our love for winemaking dates back to the late eighties when we first discovered the art of winemaking using grapes from our friend’s vineyards. With a small home cellar, we crafted wines that were initially shared with friends and family on special occasions, gatherings, and reunions.
Today, we still hold onto the same philosophy that wine is meant to be shared with loved ones, and when you choose our wines, you become a part of our extended family. We are thrilled to welcome you to our winery, where we continue to produce exceptional wines that are crafted with the same passion and care as the ones we made in our small home cellar.
BARAKA is a charming, family-owned boutique winery nestled on the picturesque Srima peninsula, near the idyllic towns of Šibenik and Vodice. This beautiful region is renowned for its over 1000km of hand-built stone drywalls, a testament to the hard work and rich history of the area. The peninsula is surrounded by the estuary of the Krka river, the sparkling waters of the Adriatic Sea, and the stunning St. Anthony Channel. This unique micro-location creates a terroir that is perfectly suited to our vineyard, resulting in the production of exceptional wines.
In 2005, we planted our estate vineyards with a combination of international and local grape varietals. Over 10,500 vines spread across 4 hectares of land. We’re proud to say that our vines and olives are dry farmed, and we strongly believe in eco-friendly and sustainable viticulture practices. As a testament to our commitment to these beliefs, we don’t allow the use of herbicides on our soil. This ensures that our wines are not only delicious but also made with the utmost respect for the environment.
In addition to our vineyards, we’re also fortunate enough to have a beautiful olive grove on our estate. With over 400 olive trees, we produce some of the finest quality olive oil in the region. We’re dedicated to preserving and promoting biodiversity on our estate, and our vineyard is surrounded by various Mediterranean plants that create a thriving ecosystem. These plants support a diverse range of beneficial insects, birds, and other local fauna, contributing to the overall health and vitality of our vineyard.
At our winery, we place a strong emphasis on sustainability and environmental stewardship. By nurturing the natural balance of our land, we’re able to create wines that reflect the unique terroir of our region while also protecting the environment for future generations. We’re proud to play a small but important role in promoting ecological diversity and preserving the natural beauty of our region.
In the long run, creating a sustainable farming culture is the only possible way forward for us. Filip Baraka