Hedonism through centuries
Located in Kaštel Kambelovac, the third of seven historic cities of Kaštela, Jakša Bedalov is continuing the tradition of hospitality and winemaking that has been present in his family for over 400 years. Bedalov family prides itself on organically growing only indigenous, to the world unknown varietals, such as Ninčuša, Babica, Ljutun and Dobričić. The staples of the house are Zinfandel (or Crljenak as they call it in Kaštela) and Plavac Mali, the famous and powerful offspring of Zinfandel. Jakša is planning to reunite the whole family of grapes in one majestic cuvee where mother and father, Crljenak and Dobričić will be blended with their famed son Plavac Mail creating a reunion for the ages.
Other than making wine and liquors Jakša grows Mediterranean spices in his garden and uses them extensively in his cooking. He is known as one best chefs among winemakers and he is also a trained sommelier. Watch out for the incredibly special and unique Zinfandel risotto.
View for the tasting room terrace, at approx. 400 m altitude, is the most complete panoramic view of Kaštela, Split and the surrounding area, all the way to the islands, that you can get without getting into a helicopter and flying over the bay.
If you want to set up a visit to the winery, taste wine at the 400m high tasting room and learn more about the true origins of Zinfandel join us on our “The Birthplace of Zinfandel” tour or contact us for a separate winery visit. As mentioned, Jakša is an amazing chef, and can prepare a delicate tasting menu to accompany his wines, or guide you through a whole four course meal or original and fresh Croatian food paired with unique and interesting wine from his vineyards.