Island Hvar, Tuesday 28th February 2023 – The Viticulture Collection, founded in 1989, has been re-established in the renovated building of the former elementary school in the village of Pitve. This new museum space was designed with the desire to intervene the story of traditional viticulture on the island of Hvar with the organoleptic properties of contemporary Hvar wines, so it will offer its audience the possibility of themed wine tastings along with a tour of the museum.
The collection contains traditional tools for working the land, working in the vineyard and the tavern, equipment for the production and preservation of wine, as well as an inventory of traditional kitchens characteristic of the second half of the 19th and the first half of the 20th century. It is presented and contextualized concerning local types of land and methods of its cultivation, cultivation and maintenance of vines, wine production and the organization of the life of the community in the rural parts of the island Hvar. In light of the radical changes in the traditional way of tilling the soil and wine production, which began in the middle of the last century and continues even today, a kind of extension of the museum exhibition was made by arranging the tasting room. Namely, this multipurpose space offers the possibility of presenting future gatherings of material and research, as well as current affairs from the wine world, either through exhibitions, lectures or some other form of occasional public activities.
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Photo credits to Šime Šurjak.