The best stories are personal stories. Stories of love or personal need are those stories that add value, give that which makes a difference. This is exactly the story of the winery Trs.
Two friends – Zlatko and Marijo, dissatisfied with the placement of raw materials and dependence on others as producers of grapes, decided to produce wine on their own, from their grapes. With little experience in wine production, both of them, driven by the desire to give value to their fruit, embarked on a joint entrepreneurial adventure, without even dreaming where it would take them seventeen years later.
In the very beginning, they each produced wine for themselves in the Bosnjak family home. The initial capacity was 30,000 liters of wine.
Realizing that there were many benefits to unity, they joined forces in 2003.
At that time, a family house and a larger associated production cellar were built, where the two friends decided to stay together, open an agricultural cooperative and enter into joint production.
In the year 2007 they founded the winery Trs and moved the entire production, increasing the capacity to 80,000 liters. At that time they were cultivating 29 hectares of their own plantations.
They divided up the tasks according to their preferences. So Marijo takes care of the vineyards, and Zlatko of the wine. The two friends stayed together and opened an agricultural cooperative.
At that time the cooperative consisted of 4 members, Marijo and Zlatko with their wives, who were also the founders.
After some time the cellar became too small for them, so in 2009 they decided to buy a new cellar location. Wanting to avoid a high credit risk, they enter into cooperation with Mr. Ilija Tokic from Sesvete as an investor and strategic partner. This gives them a much wider circle of acquaintances and markets.
Winery Trs is a story of friendship and success from the very beginning, and only then a successful entrepreneurial story.
Step by step, together, like three friends, like three families they build a company, without sudden jumps, and especially without crashes.
With the accession to the EU, we have opened many opportunities to apply for EU funds. With the help of EU funds, the Trs winery now has a new cellar, an increase in capacity and a modernization of production. All with the aim of maintaining the quality of the wine in view of the large capacity expansion.
The current capacity is 550 000l, the annual production is 300 000 to 350 000l. Today the cooperative has 16 members owning 70 hectares of vineyards, of which the Trs cooperative manages 60 hectares and employs 14 people.
Winery Trs is more than an entrepreneurial story. It is the story of the success of a cooperative, of the idea of work through togetherness, cooperation, less investment of joint production and, finally, of entering the market together and realizing one’s desires.
The story is about friends, about families, about love for the land, the fertile soil we are rich in, about the fruits the land can offer and the top wine as the final result that the Trs Winery wants to offer to every lover of good wine and Croatian product.