Bire only produce two wines; the indigenous Grk and Dalmatia’s most important vine – Plavac Mali. The Grk yield is variable; the flowers are functionally all feminine and hence their fertilisation is irregular. To encourage fertilisation, other grape varieties which blossom at the same time need to be near by. That masculine honour usually goes to Plavac Mali.
Frano Bire started the cultivation of the white Grk after the Croatian Homeland War in the early 1990s and revitalised the traditional terraced vineyards in the area.
The family also run a guesthouse that happens to be only 50 metres from the beach and about 300 metres from the estate. There are numerous options including single, double and three-bedroom apartment accommodation. You can also get half-board which includes breakfast and dinner.
The grapes ripen at the end of August to the beginning of September, so if you happen to be staying here around that time, you might be hand-picked to help with the harvest.