In 1986 Zlatan Plenković founded the famous Zlatan Otok winery, based on the rich wine tradition of Dalmatian islands. The current brand name was established in 1991. In addition to the traditional Plavac Mali grape variety, Dalmatian wine producers have enriched their vineyards to include such other varieties as Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and whites wines such as Pošip, Chardonnay, Prč and Bogdanuša. Zlatan Otok is also well known for its unique restaurant and port Bilo Idro.
Zlatan Otok vineyards are located on the southern slopes of the island Hvar and on Makarska vineyards below Mt Biokovo (see map above). Vineyards in the wine-growing positions of the southern slopes of the island, extends from Milna - Sveta Nedjelja - Zavala. Slopes reach angles of 40 to 60%. Variety Plavac Mali prevails. Because of the rough conditions, processing is done exclusively manual and small vineyards yields are reached - about 0.70 kg per vine. Protection of the vineyard with chemicals is unnecessary because of the specificity of the climate, soil and growing shape.