According to the Dubrovnik archives, the Crvik family has lived in Konavle since 1500, when it is known that Jakov Crvik died. The family has been growing vines for several centuries, but wine production for a little over 100 years – more precisely since 1897, when the first generation of winemakers of the family, or great-grandfather Andro, built his wine cellar, ie vineyard, as they say in Konavle.
The second and third generation, son Rado and grandson Andro, continued production and in 1958 planted a vineyard that still exists today.
Vinica became the center of life of the family, which produced wine through a turbulent century, and after the founding of the state of Croatia began to seriously engage in wine production, ie bottling wine in bottles.
In 1993, Andro Crvik, the third generation of winemakers in the family turns a new page in the history of the winery, and expands production and builds a modern winery. Following are a number of awards at various competitions throughout Croatia.
The fourth generation, son Petar, enrolled at the Faculty of Agriculture in Zagreb in 2006 and brought innovations in wine production, and encouraged wine rebranding, and won awards at foreign competitions.
The winery is located in Konavle, a green oasis not far from Dubrovnik, in the picturesque village of Komaji located in a forest on the hills between Konavle field on one side and the sea on the other.
Within the village there are small karst fields 100-500 meters wide, which stretch from Cavtat to Vitaljina, known as Konavle’s “crvenica”.
We grow cabernet sauvignon, merlot and plavac mali on our 6 hectares of vineyards, and we are especially proud of our success in returning the indigenous Dubrovnik white malvasia and white marastina.
Since the production has outgrown the capacity of our own vineyards, the grapes are also taken from strictly controlled cultivation from the surrounding subcontractors from Konavle area.