|About the museum:
The Viticulture Museum is located in the village of Pitve, located some 2 km from the municipal centre of Jelsa. It is housed in the onetime elementary school building, where it occupies the space of the ground floor classroom. The collection contains a succinct depiction of all of the work involved in the production of wine, from the annual cycle of work in the plantations about planting and cultivating the vine to the procedure of pressing, fermenting and storing the wine. Original tools are shown: hoes and hooks, a press for the grapes with the relevant accessories involved in the winemaking procedure: barrels, coopering tools, home equipment for keeping and drinking wine. The collection presents the working quotidian of the island cultivator that underwent no changes until the 1960s, when the island viticulture and viniculture started to be brought up to date with new methods and tools. The Viticulture Collection in Pitve thus represents the last preserved memory of the millennial tradition of cultivating the grapevine on the island of Hvar. At the moment the collection is in expectation of reconstruction and is closed to the public.