Our activities include: Growing and processing carobs into carob powder, olive growing and olive oil production, grape growing and wine production.
There is about 50 carob trees on our family farm which give 3 tons of carob beans on average each year.
Considering that in the past the island of Šipan has been known as the island where the special variety of carob has been growing, known as CARIN or ŠIPANSKI ROGAČ, and since great number of trees are still fertile we have decided to revitalize the breeding, but also to make a first factory in the history of the island with a drive for processing carob into carob powder. We deal with purchase of this valuable raw material as well.
This project is funded partly from the EU funds and from our own sources of funding.
We are certain that the carob from the island of Šipan will re-win the market again.
We cultivate around 300 olive trees on our family farm. The most numerous varieties among them are Piculja and Kosmača, both indigenous varieties from the island of Šipan. We also grow Lastovka and Oblica - the most spread variety in the region of Dalmatia.
Olives are processed in our own olive mill with a drive powered by the principle of cold processing with centrifuge where the processing temperature does not exceed 27C during all processing stages. The best proof of the quality of our products are numerous gold medal awards that we regularly win at the international competition of olive growers and olive oil producers "Nočnjak" and the prestigious champion title that we won at last regional manifestation "Zlato Juga". It all gives us satisfaction and encouragement for further work.
Since our olive mill "Šipan" is the only mill for processing olives in the whole Elafiti archipelago we process olives for the neighbouring islands as well.
Sediments of reddish soil have always been agriculturaly valued and were a great source of local economy development, especialy of viticulture which has always been one of the main agricultural branches.
With its 5 km lenght the fertile field of Šipan is among the largest fields on the Dalmatian islands. The advantage of this microlocation, apart from a great number of sunny days are also a great differences between day and night temperatures during the summer months. Such variations suit excellently to the planted varieties by giving grapes a specific flavour and high sugar content, making it particularly suitable for producing wine of particular taste and aroma.
Our oldest vineyard was planted in 1995 and it contains about 2000 vine of the Plavac Mali variety. In 2015. we decided to expand production and have raised new plantation of vine Plavac Mali, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.