Looking out over the town and vines of Međugorje in the heart of Herzegovina.
There is a great deal of truth in the saying that “good things come to those who wait”. About two years ago, I discovered what a great wealth of wine was on offer in the Herzegovina region of Bosnia & Herzegovina. Unfortunately, beyond what I could pack in to my suitcase for the flight home, I was unable to taste it since.
This has all changed now that the wines of Vinarija Čitluk are available to be purchased here in the U.S. And from our travels in 2007 you can read all about a visit to Čitluk here.
The best part in all of this is that Blue Danube Wine Co. was able to get a hold of most everything Čitluk produces, thus providing a great taste across the core varietals of Herzegovina.
A Roman carving in Herzegovina
This includes several of the white Žilavkas, several of the red Blatinas, and even some Vranacs which people will find is a bit different than what is being made across the border in Montenegro. For those looking to try a bit of everything, there are the Premium Mostar and Value Herzegovina Six-Pack Samplers as well.
Finally, if you want to read more about the region as a whole, take a look at the wine guide I wrote, Vinologue: Dalmatia Herzegovina.