Record white wine Posip harvest for Testament Winery
Zhoda Investments' portfolio company Testament Winery, an organic wine producer located on the Dalmatian cost of Croatia, has successfully completed a record harvest of the Posip grape used to produce white wines.
This first white wine variety part of the harvest has now been completed resulting in approximately 22,000 liters of Posip wine from Testament Winery located on the coast outside the city of Sibenik. This is a significant increase from last year's production of 6,000 liters. Favorable weather conditions and strong vineyard management by the winemaker Juraj Sladic has allowed for the increased harvest while still maintaining the premium quality of the organic grapes.
In addition to the fresh white wine produced last year, Testament Winery will this year also make a traditional method skin-contact white wine fermenting on the grapes' natural yeasts.
"We have had a fantastic white wine Posip harvest this year. We are really looking forward to taking this premium wine to the market next year. The Posip wine is a true Dalmatian favorite", says Robert Karlsson, CEO of Zhoda Investments.
Testament Winery's organic vineyard covering 47 hectares is located on slopes overlooking the Adriatic Sea and contains 250,000 vines with the local Dalmatian grapes Babic, Posip, Plavac Mali and Crljenak (the original Zinfandel). The harvested Posip grape makes up less than 10 per cent of the total vines. The red wine harvest is underway and soon to be completed.
Zhoda Investments will be publishing updates on the red grape harvest in Sibenik as well on the operational development in the Smokvica winery on the island of Korcula.
Testament wines available in Sweden
As a service to Zhoda Investments' shareholders a limited number of bottles are available at Systembolaget ("beställningssortiment"). They quickly sold out during the summer but are now back and ready to be ordered.
Testament Babic Nr 73669 - red wine
Testament Posip Nr 74023 - white wine
Testament in digital media
Learn more about Testament Winery and its organic wines on Facebook and Instagram.
Visit our website www.testament-winery.com to read more about Dalmatia's two thousand year old wine history and the Testament wines.
Visit Testament Winery in Dalmatia
Testament Winery is located on a hill sloping down towards the Adriatic Sea outside the city of Sibenik, approximately 50 kilometers up along the coast from Split. Testament's winemaker Juraj Sladic is looking forward to presenting the vineyard and the wines to our shareholders.
Photos from the Posip harvest
Attached to this press release are photos from the manually harvested Posip grapes.
Stockholm, 19 October 2018
About Zhoda Investments
Zhoda Investments invests in selected unlisted European ventures and drives growth and profitability through active ownership and an entrepreneurial approach. Zhoda owns an organic winery in Dalmatia with a 47-hectare state of the art vineyard mainly producing red wine from the local Babic grape. Zhoda is also the owner of a winery on the Dalmatian island of Korcula that produces white premium wines from the indigenous Posip grape. The group also holds a 45 per cent interest in the Lelyaki oil field in Ukraine with 2P proven and probable oil reserves of 8 million barrels net to the company. Zhoda Investments is actively pursuing new investments. For more information, visit www.zhodainvestments.com.
This is an English translation of the Swedish original. In case of discrepancies, the Swedish original shall prevail.
Zhoda Investments ("Zhoda") publicerar idag årsredovisningen för 2020.
Zhoda Investments ("Zhoda") publishes its annual report for 2020.
Aktieägarna i Zhoda Investments AB (publ), organisationsnummer 559030-3490 (nedan "Bolaget") kallas till årsstämma den 23 juni 2021 kl. 15.00 på Grev Turegatan 18 (Alpcot), 2 tr i Stockholm.
The shareholders of Zhoda Investments AB (publ), corporate identity number 559030-3490 (hereinafter the "Company") are hereby given notice to attend the Annual General Meeting to be held at 15.00 CET on 23 June 2021, at Grev Turegatan 18 (Alpcot), 2nd floor, in Stockholm.
Zhoda Investments ("Zhoda") lämnar en operativ uppdatering från vinverksamheten i kustregionen Dalmatien i Kroatien.
Zhoda Investments ("Zhoda") announces an operational update from the wine operations in the coastal region Dalmatia in Croatia.
Zhoda Investments ("Zhoda") lämnar en operativ uppdatering från oljeverksamheten i Ukraina.
Zhoda Investments ("Zhoda") announces an operational update from the oil operations in Ukraine.
Idag lanseras Testament Winerys första vin på hyllan. När Systembolaget skulle välja ut ett kroatiskt vin att sälja i 123 butiker vann The Dalmatian Dog. Detta är ett viktigt steg för Testament Winery att nå sitt mål - att skapa Kroatiens bästa vin.
Today Testament Winery is launching its first wine at Systembolaget. When the state monopoly selected a Croatian wine to be sold in 123 stores in Sweden, The Dalmatian Dog was chosen. This is an important milestone for Testament in reaching its goal - to create Croatia's best wine.
När världens största vintävling Decanter World Wine Awards nyligen avgjordes blev det storslam för Testament Winery. Ingen kroatisk vingård fick fler medaljer. Detta är ett stort erkännande för bolagets vinmakare och ett viktigt steg i målet att skapa Kroatiens bästa vin.
Testament Winery received more medals than any other Croatian winery when the results from the Decanter World Wine Awards, the world's largest and most influential wine competition, were announced. Judged by the top wine experts from around the globe, this is a huge recognition for the company's winemakers and an important step in reaching the objective of creating Croatia's best wine.
Zhoda Investments ("Zhoda") lämnar en operativ uppdatering avseende vinverksamheten belägen i kustregionen Dalmatien i Kroatien. Pandemin i världen har minskat resandet och inneburit en lägre aktivitet i restaurangnäring. Bolagets har trots detta hittills i år sålt lika många flaskor som för helåret 2019. Det varma vädret med låg nederbörd har inneburit en lägre skörd än tidigare år, men kvaliteten på druvorna är mycket hög och 2020 bedöms kunna ge den bästa årgången i bolagets historia. Att Testaments viner nyligen belönades med flera ädla medaljer i världens största vintävling Decanter är ett fint erkännande för bolagets vinmakare.
Zhoda Investments ("Zhoda") announces an operational update on the wine operations located in the coastal region of Dalmatia in Croatia. The outbreak of the pandemic has led to a decrease in international travel as well as lower activity in the restaurant sector. Despite this the company has managed to sell as many bottles to date in 2020 as for the full year 2019. The warm weather with little rain has led to a lower harvest compared to previous years, but the quality of the grapes is very high and 2020 has the potential to become the best vintage in the company's history. Testament's wines were recently awarded with several gold medals in Decanter, the world's largest wine competition, demonstrating the high level of expertise of the company's winemakers.
Inför dagens årsstämma lämnar Zhoda Investments ("Zhoda") en operativ uppdatering. Efter coronautbrottet tidigare i år vidtog bolaget snabbt åtgärder för att anpassa verksamheten till de nya marknadsförutsättningarna. Lägre oljepriser och reserestriktioner har påverkat olje- och vinverksamheternas omsättning och resultat men öppnar också för nya affärsmöjligheter.
Ahead of today's Annual General Meeting, Zhoda Investments ("Zhoda") announces an operational update. Following the outbreak of Covid 19 earlier this year, Zhoda took swift measures to adapt the operations to the new market conditions. Lower oil prices and travel restrictions have affected sales and profits in both the oil and wine operations, but have also opened up new business opportunities.
Zhoda Investments helägda dotterbolag Black Island Winery har i hård konkurrens vunnit en upphandling av viner på druvan babic. Vinerna kommer att finnas i ordinarie segment på hyllan i 115 butiker från och med 1 december i år.
Zhoda Investments' wholly owned subsidiary Black Island Winery has won a tender of wines made from the grape babic at Systembolaget, the Swedish retail monopoly. The wine will be available in 115 stores starting 1 December this year.