The traditional feast on the occasion of St. Anne’s Day on July 26 in Putnikovići on Pelješac collects hundreds of lovers in top quality wines every year. This time, the celebration might be a very special one – since the first Croatian Museum of Viticulture and Winemaking will be opened. The House of Wine Tradition will be a part of the Museum.
“We are proud to have completed this demanding project, a museum set on two floors, with a total area of 800 square meters, where exhibits from our long wine and winemaking history are exposed. The Feast of St. Anne is a great opportunity if one wants to visit the museum and enjoy our wines, especially Plavac sorts or Maraština named after our parton saint, St. Anne’, Jozo Rabušić, Director of the PZ Putniković (agricultural cooperative), the association that gathers more than 140 winemakers from Putnikovići, Žuljana and Ponikve, said.
As a part of the winery, three years ago, a wine-making house was opened, while visitors from the end of July will have the opportunity to see the replica of the autochthonous Dalmatian house decorated in the attic of the new museum.
This little picturesque place hides and one of the rarely preserved baroque churches in its original form, the church of St. Anne, which by the legend was built by wine-growers in order to protect the vines. Wine ‘Sveta Ana’ from PZ Putniković was named after this church.
PZ Putniković is one of the largest and most successful wineries in Peljesac, which annually fills out 800 thousand to one million bottles of wine, mostly Plavac mali, worldwide known variety from Pelješac.