Konavle

Konavle

A glass of wine with a taste of history

Konavle’s settlements, which date back to the Palaeolithic and Neolithic, maintained the traditional stone architecture.

 

Konavle’s settlements, which date back to the Palaeolithic and Neolithic, maintained the traditional stone architecture. The heart of its tradition is located in Cilipi, a place known for its Sunday folklore performance. Today’s area of Dubrovnik Riviera had fallen under the rule of Dubrovnik’s Republic in 14th century when Dubrovnik’s residents bought it from its former owners. Ragusan (Dubrovnik) nobility specially appreciated Malvasia dessert wine, revelling in its taste together with the neighbouring regions. Records show Malvasia was exported to King Tvrtko I of Bosnia from the Kotromanović dynasty in 1383. It was mainly served with sweets or pastries, strawberries with cream and as a sign of acknowledgement at dignitary events. Another interesting fact related to this sort of wine was the wine price, which was defined by the Small and Great Council, while sales at a higher price were punishable if not previously approved by the Government.