Tradition and history

Written records bear witness to Herzegovinian vineyards and wine of at least three thousand years, but the tradition of grapevine growing and production of Hepok wine goes back a century.Wine story of the oldest winery in Bosnia and Herzegovina began in 1886., from the time of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, when the National Government established the first fruit and viticulture station in Gnojnica near Mostar.

After the establishment, little organizations were made and each of them had something in their competence, but for practical reasons, the idea appears that all the branching units should be connected to a large factory. This leads to consolidation and specialization of agricultural production, ie.Herzegovina Agricultural Combine is formed, better known by its abbreviated name as "HEPOK". Besides the winery, the distillery existed within Hepok and factory for the production of juices and the remarkable product is natural brandy "Loza" and "extra-Loza" that was also a synonym for Hepok.
Due to the war in our regions, temporary operating delay happened in the early 90s to October 2008.ie. the entry of private capital of companies "Amko Commerce" from Sarajevo and "Vino Zupa" from Aleksandrovac.

Nowadays Hepok works as plant consisted of:
1. factory for processing fruit and production of juices, syrup, jams and pickled food
2. factory for processing grapes and wine production
3. distillery
4. agricultural production.
2. factory for processing grapes and wine production
3. distillery
4. agricultural production.