Primošten Vineyards is part of the Tentative list of Croatia in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
The Primošten Vineyards show their adaptation to the rocky terrain. The fields consist of 56 symmetrical lots, divided by dry stone walls, which are then divided into even smaller blocks (“cassettes”). The vines are grown on red soil. Wine growing here dates to ancient times.
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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
The Primosten vineyards are apparently special because they manually removed rocks to cultivate the land. I doubt this will ever be a WHS. Croatia already has its fair share of boring agricultural landscape WHS with the Stari Grad Plain. What you will see is some vineyards that are not only indifferent from the other vineyards in this region, but also inaccessible. The hills where you can see the transformation are private property and you can only “admire” them from a certain distance. Not that you would miss much from getting closer.
When driving from Trogir to Sibenik, you will automatically pass by the vineyards. They are visible from the street. Primosten (the town) is a worthy stopover. It’s one of these Venetian island towns like Zadar or Trogir. I suggest you stop at the vineyards for 5 minutes and spend the rest in the old town.
2007 Added to Tentative List
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