Wine, passion and tradition in Eastern Herzegovina
In Eastern Herzegovina wine is the invisible and lasting tie with both the land and its generations. Today this heritage is preserved and promoted also thanks to the careful work of the Trebinje-Erzegovina Slow Food convivium. A picture story with photos by Ivo Danchev and texts by Francesco Martino
Eastern Herzegovina, the region around Trebinje, is a complex territory, harshly marked by the conflict of the 1990s that led to the dissolution of Yugoslavia and Bosnia Herzegovina. Nonetheless its natural and culinary heritage is seen as an important resource for the future. The awareness about this potential has increased partly thanks to the involvement of the Slow Food Trebinje-Erzegovina convivium, that in recent years has been working hard at promoting and rediscovering the two most representatives vines of the area, žilavka and vranac. It has given much support to the small family-run wineries of the villages on the plains of Popovo and Petrovo Polje that are now starting to to achieve important results in terms of production, quality and preservation of traditions.