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Vis isthe cradle of Croatian viticulture, andVis Vugava is the oldest wine variety in this area.

The culture of cultivating vines and drinking wine in the Adriatic began in the ancient Greek colony of Issa (today’s Vis Island), and all relevant and historical sources testify how the ancient Greeks planted the first vine in Dalmatia in a field on Vis Island.

The preserved record of the Greek writer Agarthid from the year 300 BC speaks in favor of that. in which he says that the wine from Vis is “compared to all the others the best”.

For hundreds of years, the people of Vis Island enjoyed their premium and completely autochthonous wine, but when the time came in the 20th century to classify its wine varieties and show its offer to the world, Vis Island did not gain the recognition it deserved. Due to its remote position in the middle of the sea and 40 years of complete isolation, the island was used as the most important naval base of the former State. Until the early 90s of the last century, the beauties of Vis Island remained hidden from the public eye, and its top wines could be tasted only by a few lucky people.

However, thanks to its (un)grateful position and (un)happy historical events, Vis Island is today one of the few Dalmatian pearls that is not affected by mass tourism and whose charms you can enjoy without stress and hustle and bustle. At the same time, its isolation proved to be an effective model for the protection of natural resources and ancient crafts. Vis Island is completely preserved, while its indigenous wine varieties and centuries-old viticulture are well protected.

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The Lipanović Winery shares the turbulent history of Vis Island. We have been engaged in viticulture since the first written trace of the existence of our family and, regardless of the circumstances, we are persistent in preserving our wine tradition.

Coincidentally, or by accident, thanks to the army that had been entrenching itself in the heart of the island for decades, our Cellar is the only one in the world located in a military tunnel whose climatic properties and impermeability to light provide ideal conditions for keeping and storing wine.

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For thousands of years, Vugava Viška, the queen of wine, has thrived surrounded by the sea and sun-kissed by the Mediterranean sun, a labor of love on an island far from the Croatian mainland. It is characterized by a wonderful natural golden yellow color. Its scent is specific, varied, unobtrusive, pleasant, deep and full. This is a beautifully aged wine with fruity aromas of vineyard peaches, intermingled with the aromas of almonds and oranges, and featuring light notes of rowan, candied orange peel and roasted almonds.

Vugava

For thousands of years, Vugava Viška, the queen of wine, has thrived surrounded by the sea and sun-kissed by the Mediterranean sun, a labor of love on an island far from the Croatian mainland. It is characterized by a wonderful natural golden yellow color. Its scent is specific, varied, unobtrusive, pleasant, deep and full. This is a beautifully aged wine with fruity aromas of vineyard peaches, intermingled with the aromas of almonds and oranges, and featuring light notes of rowan, candied orange peel and roasted almonds.

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It’s a sin to come to Vis Island without visiting the Lipanović Winery cellar
Not only will you taste the best wines Vis has to offer, but you will also enjoy the only wine cellar in the world located inside of a historical military tunnel.
The ambience reflecting the history of our adored island is the scenery for an unforgettable wine spectacle!
Book an appointment as soon as you can and indulge in a unique food & wine experience while tasting the divine fruits of the sun, the soil and the hardworking hands of Vis Island.

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For thousands of years, Vugava Viška, the queen of wine, has thrived surrounded by the sea and sun-kissed by the Mediterranean sun, a labor of love on an island far from the Croatian mainland. It is characterized by a wonderful natural golden yellow color. Its scent is specific, varied, unobtrusive, pleasant, deep and full. This is a beautifully aged wine with fruity aromas of vineyard peaches, intermingled with the aromas of almonds and oranges, and featuring light notes of rowan, candied orange peel and roasted almonds.

Vugava

For thousands of years, Vugava Viška, the queen of wine, has thrived surrounded by the sea and sun-kissed by the Mediterranean sun, a labor of love on an island far from the Croatian mainland. It is characterized by a wonderful natural golden yellow color. Its scent is specific, varied, unobtrusive, pleasant, deep and full. This is a beautifully aged wine with fruity aromas of vineyard peaches, intermingled with the aromas of almonds and oranges, and featuring light notes of rowan, candied orange peel and roasted almonds.
There are a lot of Plavac wines, but you won’t find one like this anywhere. Only the Plavac mali from Vis is immersed in the sandy soil with deep horizons, which enriches the grapes with the moisture from below in periods when not a drop of rain falls on the island. It is characterized by a deep ruby color, irresistibly pleasant pungency, flaming aromas of overripe dark fruit and an incredibly long finish in the mouth. Did we mention that its strength never falls below 14.5%? No wonder, for only the strong survive on an island!

Plavac Mali

There are a lot of Plavac wines, but you won’t find one like this anywhere. Only the Plavac mali from Vis is immersed in the sandy soil with deep horizons, which enriches the grapes with the moisture from below in periods when not a drop of rain falls on the island. It is characterized by a deep ruby color, irresistibly pleasant pungency, flaming aromas of overripe dark fruit and an incredibly long finish in the mouth. Did we mention that its strength never falls below 14.5%? No wonder, for only the strong survive on an island!
The Vis Opol is a Dalmatian wine with rosy cheeks and a cult status. It is made from the ubiquitous Plavac Mali grapes. The strong fruity taste and aroma make it the best choice for opening dinners to remember. On hot summer days it glides down your throat like divine nectar so you can (and will!) sip it from brunch to bed. But don’t be fooled by its beautiful pink color as this is not a rosé wine: The Vis Opol is made by extremely short maceration, only five or six hours long!

Opol

The Vis Opol is a Dalmatian wine with rosy cheeks and a cult status. It is made from the ubiquitous Plavac Mali grapes. The strong fruity taste and aroma make it the best choice for opening dinners to remember. On hot summer days it glides down your throat like divine nectar so you can (and will!) sip it from brunch to bed. But don’t be fooled by its beautiful pink color as this is not a rosé wine: The Vis Opol is made by extremely short maceration, only five or six hours long!
Our Mezot combines the best characteristics of the Vis white varieties: Vugava dominates but manages harmonious cooperation with indigenous varieties such as Kurteloška, Rukatac, Palaruša and Kuča. The result is an enticing fresh and fruity wine with a light taste that is drunk as a passionate, loving homage to winemakers from ancient times. And those ancient ones were our grandfathers and great-grandfathers and their great-grandfathers who grew different varieties of grapes and made wonderful blends from them. They would be very proud of this contemporary one!

Mezot

Our Mezot combines the best characteristics of the Vis white varieties: Vugava dominates but manages harmonious cooperation with indigenous varieties such as Kurteloška, Rukatac, Palaruša and Kuča. The result is an enticing fresh and fruity wine with a light taste that is drunk as a passionate, loving homage to winemakers from ancient times. And those ancient ones were our grandfathers and great-grandfathers and their great-grandfathers who grew different varieties of grapes and made wonderful blends from them. They would be very proud of this contemporary one!
Legend has it that Saint George defeated a dragon, and the red coupage bearing his name could easily wake a dragon from its sleep. The Sv. Juraj wine is a mixture of Plavac Mali, Cipidrag, Glavanjuša and Vranac, and is ideal for stoking up social gatherings, dealing with the jitters in love affairs and confessing all the secrets during night-long conversations in a škuribanda, which is a local word for a secluded spot. The alcohol content is lower than in Plavac Mali, but you will unmistakably feel its saintly powers!

Sv. Juraj

Legend has it that Saint George defeated a dragon, and the red coupage bearing his name could easily wake a dragon from its sleep. The Sv. Juraj wine is a mixture of Plavac Mali, Cipidrag, Glavanjuša and Vranac, and is ideal for stoking up social gatherings, dealing with the jitters in love affairs and confessing all the secrets during night-long conversations in a škuribanda, which is a local word for a secluded spot. The alcohol content is lower than in Plavac Mali, but you will unmistakably feel its saintly powers!
Produced from fermented pomace, the komovica brandy is the base for all our brandies and liqueurs, although brandy purists know that real komovica does not really need any herbal or fruit supplements. Is your stomach strong enough to try it neat? Even better if not, because Komovica will purify it in an instant and boost your metabolism. In addition, you can use it to clean wounds and window panes alike, whichever you prefer and or might be in urgent need of. Doctor, cleaner, entertainer – Komovica is all this and much more!

Marc, Pomace brandy

Produced from fermented pomace, the komovica brandy is the base for all our brandies and liqueurs, although brandy purists know that real komovica does not really need any herbal or fruit supplements. Is your stomach strong enough to try it neat? Even better if not, because Komovica will purify it in an instant and boost your metabolism. In addition, you can use it to clean wounds and window panes alike, whichever you prefer and or might be in urgent need of. Doctor, cleaner, entertainer – Komovica is all this and much more!
As a remedy for the thyroid, and a real balm for the stomach upsets and digestion, walnut brandy is ubiquitous in Dalmatian households. Its intense aroma and deep bitter taste make it the perfect digestif after a hearty, working man’s meal. Our intoxicating Walnut brandy is made by maceration of green, unripe walnuts in homemade komovica in the strong Dalmatian sun. It guarantees perfect comfort after every meal, but also endless joy during every party!

Walnut brandy

As a remedy for the thyroid, and a real balm for the stomach upsets and digestion, walnut brandy is ubiquitous in Dalmatian households. Its intense aroma and deep bitter taste make it the perfect digestif after a hearty, working man’s meal. Our intoxicating Walnut brandy is made by maceration of green, unripe walnuts in homemade komovica in the strong Dalmatian sun. It guarantees perfect comfort after every meal, but also endless joy during every party!
Balthazar, Melchior, and Caspar brought three symbolic gifts to baby Jesus: gold for the king, incense for the god, and myrtle for the man. Myrtle is revered as a symbol of youth and innocence, but its aphrodisiac properties are also used for some less than innocent purposes. In any case, it is an extremely medicinal plant with antibacterial, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. Due to its spiciness, it is also used as a substitute for black pepper, and its maceration in komovica yields a brandy that will pleasantly spice up both your love and everyday life!

Myrtle brandy

Balthazar, Melchior, and Caspar brought three symbolic gifts to baby Jesus: gold for the king, incense for the god, and myrtle for the man. Myrtle is revered as a symbol of youth and innocence, but its aphrodisiac properties are also used for some less than innocent purposes. In any case, it is an extremely medicinal plant with antibacterial, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. Due to its spiciness, it is also used as a substitute for black pepper, and its maceration in komovica yields a brandy that will pleasantly spice up both your love and everyday life!
Our Lozovača is made by distilling boiled pomace from which the stalk has been separated. Did the previous sentence make any sense? It doesn’t matter, because once it unwinds, our “loza” (literal Croatian meaning: grapevine) speaks all languages! The genus of this brandy is extremely noble. As much as 80% of the composition is made of Vugava, and the remaining 20% of Plavac mali, so you should disinfect things with liquids intended for that purpose, and not with Loza! This Loza was created for easy sipping and enjoying, socializing and toasting. But it will also come in handy whenever you need to treat your wounds and relieve stomach upsets!

Grape brandy

Our Lozovača is made by distilling boiled pomace from which the stalk has been separated. Did the previous sentence make any sense? It doesn’t matter, because once it unwinds, our “loza” (literal Croatian meaning: grapevine) speaks all languages! The genus of this brandy is extremely noble. As much as 80% of the composition is made of Vugava, and the remaining 20% of Plavac mali, so you should disinfect things with liquids intended for that purpose, and not with Loza! This Loza was created for easy sipping and enjoying, socializing and toasting. But it will also come in handy whenever you need to treat your wounds and relieve stomach upsets!
Sage has long been known as a natural antibiotic and antiseptic that cleanses the body, relieves sore throats and toothaches, treats skin diseases and ulcers, helps soothe depression and neurosis, and even acts as an aphrodisiac. You do not need a doctor’s prescription for our pleasantly spicy sage brandy, obtained by maceration of this versatile plant in homemade komovica. You don’t even have to be sick, and yet you’ll still feel like you’ve just been healed!

Sage brandy

Sage has long been known as a natural antibiotic and antiseptic that cleanses the body, relieves sore throats and toothaches, treats skin diseases and ulcers, helps soothe depression and neurosis, and even acts as an aphrodisiac. You do not need a doctor’s prescription for our pleasantly spicy sage brandy, obtained by maceration of this versatile plant in homemade komovica. You don’t even have to be sick, and yet you’ll still feel like you’ve just been healed!
Found in the wild in Croatia, fennel has become a global culinary hit with the rise of the Mediterranean cuisine. Its healing properties have been known since prehistoric times. This honeyed treasure trove of health, with anise-like aroma and taste, is used for eye, lung and kidney problems, muscle relaxation as well as for improving both appetite and metabolism. Therefore, our Fennel brandy is an ideal aperitif, but also an aromatic umami in various dishes and cakes. It is obtained by maceration of fennel in our domestic komovica.

Fennel brandy

Found in the wild in Croatia, fennel has become a global culinary hit with the rise of the Mediterranean cuisine. Its healing properties have been known since prehistoric times. This honeyed treasure trove of health, with anise-like aroma and taste, is used for eye, lung and kidney problems, muscle relaxation as well as for improving both appetite and metabolism. Therefore, our Fennel brandy is an ideal aperitif, but also an aromatic umami in various dishes and cakes. It is obtained by maceration of fennel in our domestic komovica.
Does your stomach hurt, have you sprained your ankle or fell off a pear tree? No problem, the Dalmatian grandmother will be there in a jiffy with a bottle of herb that dispels any pain! Medicinal herbal brandy has been a staple Dalmatian “medicament” for centuries: to start the day with, to ease falling asleep and solve any problem in between. Our aromatic medicine is obtained by maceration of medicinal herbs in noble komovica, and you will not sip it just for the pain, but for pure gusto!

Mixed herbs brandy

Does your stomach hurt, have you sprained your ankle or fell off a pear tree? No problem, the Dalmatian grandmother will be there in a jiffy with a bottle of herb that dispels any pain! Medicinal herbal brandy has been a staple Dalmatian “medicament” for centuries: to start the day with, to ease falling asleep and solve any problem in between. Our aromatic medicine is obtained by maceration of medicinal herbs in noble komovica, and you will not sip it just for the pain, but for pure gusto!
Some cakes are better in a glass than on a plate, and our Vis medica is a dessert that needs no creams, sponges, or even – sic! – chocolate. The island’s honey, macerated in our homemade komovica, is the base of an irresistible liqueur of feminine beauty and masculine audacity, which seduces with its tenderness, conquers with its gentle sweetness and shatters any resistance with its potent inebriating powers. Can your favorite cake, pie or strudel do all those things? Yeah, we didn’t think so either…

Honey brandy

Some cakes are better in a glass than on a plate, and our Vis medica is a dessert that needs no creams, sponges, or even – sic! – chocolate. The island’s honey, macerated in our homemade komovica, is the base of an irresistible liqueur of feminine beauty and masculine audacity, which seduces with its tenderness, conquers with its gentle sweetness and shatters any resistance with its potent inebriating powers. Can your favorite cake, pie or strudel do all those things? Yeah, we didn’t think so either…
This wild fruit is ubiquitous in the Mediterranean climate, and yet, it is still so exotic that few have tasted it and even fewer have ever heard of it. It is an injustice that we ought to correct, so we combined all its miraculous properties in a wild rowanberry liqueur. The sweetness, astringency and fermented inebriation that moves the ground under your feet even when you taste the freshly picked fruit are powerfully highlighted by maceration. The result is a unique, nobly pagan nectar that will make you drink it bottoms up with gusto even when you have no idea what it is made from!

Wild rowanberry brandy

This wild fruit is ubiquitous in the Mediterranean climate, and yet, it is still so exotic that few have tasted it and even fewer have ever heard of it. It is an injustice that we ought to correct, so we combined all its miraculous properties in a wild rowanberry liqueur. The sweetness, astringency and fermented inebriation that moves the ground under your feet even when you taste the freshly picked fruit are powerfully highlighted by maceration. The result is a unique, nobly pagan nectar that will make you drink it bottoms up with gusto even when you have no idea what it is made from!
How can something so bitter be so delicious? We don’t know what to tell you, carob is an enigma to us, too. But it is a mystery we love to solve! Perhaps the secret is in its unmistakably special, penetrating, and yet mild and simply irresistible aroma? Perhaps the mystery lies in the discreet chocolate note that is reflected not only in its color, but also in the taste that gradually develops in your mouth? Or is there, as always, something about our almighty Vis sun? Order some and let us know what you think the mystery is!

Carob brandy

How can something so bitter be so delicious? We don’t know what to tell you, carob is an enigma to us, too. But it is a mystery we love to solve! Perhaps the secret is in its unmistakably special, penetrating, and yet mild and simply irresistible aroma? Perhaps the mystery lies in the discreet chocolate note that is reflected not only in its color, but also in the taste that gradually develops in your mouth? Or is there, as always, something about our almighty Vis sun? Order some and let us know what you think the mystery is!
The overripe island fig: juice dripping down your mouth, resin sticking to your fingers, honey joining your lips in a kiss… Oh, we had better stop now because otherwise, we will have to ask for age and consent before we can take in your order. Fig is a fruit, a delicacy, a complete meal, medicine and an aphrodisiac. When you sink it into homemade Vis komovica, you are treating yourself to a liqueur that is – like the island life – at the same time sweet and bitter, mild and pungent, movingly tender and indestructibly strong.

Fig brandy

The overripe island fig: juice dripping down your mouth, resin sticking to your fingers, honey joining your lips in a kiss… Oh, we had better stop now because otherwise, we will have to ask for age and consent before we can take in your order. Fig is a fruit, a delicacy, a complete meal, medicine and an aphrodisiac. When you sink it into homemade Vis komovica, you are treating yourself to a liqueur that is – like the island life – at the same time sweet and bitter, mild and pungent, movingly tender and indestructibly strong.
An eternal classic, but in this case, done the Vis way. Overripe sour cherries are fermented in the heat of the Vis sun, releasing their sensual deep red color and powerful intoxicating properties. Maceration in komovica creates a liqueur to sweeten every meal and toast the island life, which may be calloused and challenging but rewards those brave and persistent enough with the sweetest and juiciest fruits you can imagine. But why would you even imagine them when you can order them right away!

Sour cherry brandy

An eternal classic, but in this case, done the Vis way. Overripe sour cherries are fermented in the heat of the Vis sun, releasing their sensual deep red color and powerful intoxicating properties. Maceration in komovica creates a liqueur to sweeten every meal and toast the island life, which may be calloused and challenging but rewards those brave and persistent enough with the sweetest and juiciest fruits you can imagine. But why would you even imagine them when you can order them right away!
Lemon is a fruit found in every household, but you actually have no idea what a lemon is until you have tried a lemon from Vis. Make a lemonade from it and it will refresh you; squeeze some into your tea and it will cure you; use its zest in cakes and its aroma will waft out down your whole street. And when you ferment it along with honey in komovica, and leave it in the mighty island sun, you get a limoncello that can make the dead rise from their graves. You can now order it with a single click. Do yourself a favor and do it now!

Lemon brandy

Lemon is a fruit found in every household, but you actually have no idea what a lemon is until you have tried a lemon from Vis. Make a lemonade from it and it will refresh you; squeeze some into your tea and it will cure you; use its zest in cakes and its aroma will waft out down your whole street. And when you ferment it along with honey in komovica, and leave it in the mighty island sun, you get a limoncello that can make the dead rise from their graves. You can now order it with a single click. Do yourself a favor and do it now!
We hear that you all living on the mainland like to start the day with orange juice. We islanders, on the other hand, need something stronger to wake up. Awaken your inner islander by greeting the morning and toasting the sun with a glass that combines its favorite and juiciest fruits. Overripe and incredibly aromatic Vis oranges are paired with komovica made from fermented pomace into a liqueur whose sweetness deceptively alleviates the intoxicating power that emanates from it. This is how you start the day!

Orange brandy

We hear that you all living on the mainland like to start the day with orange juice. We islanders, on the other hand, need something stronger to wake up. Awaken your inner islander by greeting the morning and toasting the sun with a glass that combines its favorite and juiciest fruits. Overripe and incredibly aromatic Vis oranges are paired with komovica made from fermented pomace into a liqueur whose sweetness deceptively alleviates the intoxicating power that emanates from it. This is how you start the day!