Authentic Island Brac Products & Souvenirs
Olive oil tasting
The museum of oil in Škrip presents the traditional process of olive oil production on the island Brac. The museum of oil exibit olive mill, olive press, spindle for tightening press screw, bags, fireplace for heating the water and all traditional tools for transport, production and storage of olive oil.
The museum of olive oil also shows paintings by academic painter Hana-Marta Jurčević Bulić and sculptures made by mag. sculptor Đani Martinić, presenting workers in the oilery in an interesting way.
In 1864 Josip Krstulovć family founded the oilery in a small town of Skrip on the island Brac.
By the early 20th century Kruno and Mandica Krstulović have upgraded the oilery by buying the new ”Thomas Holt” olive press from Trieste. The family continued to process the olive oil until the 1963 when the oilery stoped working due to introduction of new technologies (hydraulic press).
In 2013 Kruno Cukrov (grandson of Kruno Krstulović) and his family took the chalange of restoration the old oilery and by July 2013 the oilery become Musuem of olive oil in Skrip and it is open for public as historical and cultural monument of history of making olive oil on the island .
The Cukrov family continues the family tradition of producing olive oil as a part of their family business, this time on modern maschines, for which it was awarded bronze medal for extra virgin olive oil at the Oblica fest 2014 in Postira.
In the museum visitors can taste and buy olive oil .The museum held various cultural events.
Olive oil museum in Škrip – Website
Brachia Olive Oil Experience, a brand new olive oil tasting tavern at the heart of Selca on the island of Brač.
Brachia and the design team of the TRIDVAJEDAN agency have won the BEDA European Design Award award that is traditionally awarded in Ljubljana on the Biennial of Industrial Design which is taking place for the twentieth time this year .
Island Brač sheep cheese
Award winning sheep cheese made in Supetar by family Kuzmanic.
Croatian island product certificate – Hrvatski otočni proizvod
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Senjković Winery: A Hip n’ Humble Winery on Brač
The family’s Senjkovic winery is located in Dračevica, in the hinterland of Brač just 15 minutes from Supetar by car. Surrounded by lush vineyards and lovely Dalmatian style ambiance you’ll get a memorable experience. Taste several of the high-quality wines, while learning about wine production, walk through the vineyards and enjoy the ambiance.
Senjkovic’s Bročko Rić wine is one of the best value-for-money reds on the market; an elegant and fruity Plavac Mali. The name of the wine translates into ‘The Word of Brač,’ referring to the characteristic dialect of the island.
The Senjković Winery have swirled the Croatian wine world with their Spoža, an award-winning, addictive rosé. This Plavac Mali opol is surprisingly tame and the 13% alcohol doesn’t fire up the palate; instead floral perfumes linger… a perfect drink under the sun. Spoža means ‘bride’ in dialect and on the label is a drawing of Saša’s grandmother (Bosso’s daughter) at her wedding. The 2011 vintage recently won best wine from the WOW (Women on Wine) Association.
When visiting Bol a must is the visit to the wine celler Stina and the wine tasting.
Located in the Bol center, the celler has been recently renovated as well as the viticulture and viniculture in Bol and area.
The island of Brač is unique and famous for its white stone (Stina), but also for numerous artists who lived and created on the island. Many famous Croatian poets, authors, sculptors and painters were born on Brač. Brač stone has always been a source of inspiration due to its beauty, but it is also a symbol of hardship when it comes to viticulture and viniculture. This is why we chose the name Stina for our wine. In the Dalmatian dialect, this word means stone, the strongest symbol of the island of Brač.
The peculiar bottle packaging was designed by the renowned Croatian design studio Bruketa&Žinić. This packaging has won awards five times so far: the best package design in Croatia at Ideja X and Cropack, the best package design award in Europe at Helsinki, and the third best package design award in the world at New York, by the choice of the prestigious Art Directors Club.
Apart from by the stone (stina), the long history of Brač has always been marked by the cultivation of grapevine, especially the Plavac mali variety. One of such locations on the south side of the island of Brač, above the settlement of Murvica, is the Stipančić desert (convent), dating back to the 15th century. After the purchase of this convent, i.e. the estate with the total area of 32 ha, terrain reconstruction began where grapevine has been cultivated for more than 500 years. Since the terrain is exceptionally steep, with a slope exceeding 45°, the stone (stina) retaining walls were already built in the ancient times, so that the small amounts of fertile soil that were located there would be protected from erosion caused by water. During the reconstruction, the old retaining walls were renovated and completely new ones were built in order to obtain new areas for grapevine planting. This is how, with a lot of effort and enormous investments, grapevine was restored to the place where it had been cultivated for several centuries. The traditional manner of cultivation, without reinforcement, was also kept, with 10000 vines per hectare, while all the agricultural works in the vineyard are performed manually.
Sardina d.o.o. is a company that deals with fishing, processing and preserving fish, and the cultivation of mariculture products at their breeding sites. With 110-year tradition of conducting business, Sardina is one of the leading Croatian companies in the fishing and fish-processing sector and has a strong emphasis on the export of their products.
The company was established its headquarters in Postira on the island of Brač. Its new manufacturing facilities are a further confirmation of its continuous efforts to provide its buyers from all over Europe and world with the best possible products. The company uses the latest technology in fish production, while also taking care of the environment and natural resources. It closely follows the highest ecological and quality control standards, as demonstrated by its many certifications (ISOO 9001:2000, HACCP, Kosher, Halal, BRC i IFS).
Sardina has a diverse production, which includes canned fish, fish pâté, frozen fish and fresh aquaculture products as well as fishmeal and fish oil. The manufacturing process is based on sardines and other varieties of small and large oily fish caught with our own fishing fleet. Annual production capacities amount to 40,000,000 fish cans and patés, 500 tonnes of fish meal, 100 tonnes of fish oil and 1500 tonnes of high quality farmed fish.
Sardina is a modern, successful company that strives to leave its mark in a range of activities on all five of the continents to which it exports its products and to maintain high quality, at the level of world famous fish producers.
Hrapačuša – The Traditional Cake from Island Brac, Dol, Croatia
This distinctive cake hrapoćuša is unique by its unusual and rustic appearance. It is named after the rough, reddish stone of the same name (hrapav is the Croatian for rough), used in Dolac for building dry-stone walls, residential and other houses. The recipe has been passed from one generation to the others, each cook to have added a part of herself into the cake. For its unique characteristics, it has been protected as an item of the Croatia’s cultural heritage, and for its ingredients, it makes a tasty aphrodisiac of Brač. Each year, in summer months, organised is the Night of Hrapaćuša, where you have the opportunity to try this indigenous cake.
Poljoprivredna zadruga Supetar
Brac soaps are made from lots of natural ingredients and contain only oils of plant origin. These soaps contain no preservatives or chemical additives , they are handmade and each is a unique piece. They are authentic Croatian product, which was awarded numerous medals and recognitions. Brač Soaps are an excellent cosmetic product and authentic Croatian souvenir at the same time.
Olive oil is the most used juice ever extracted from a plant. It abounds in vitamins A, D, E and K, and polyphenols. Especially, vitamin E plays an important role in preventing of skin wrinkling and slowing down the ageing process. We call it the “youth vitamin” because it renders the skin more beautiful, softer, smoother, elastic and supple.