Dry Stone Walls

On the eastern hills around the Bakar Bay, from Bakar to Bakarac, are Bakar dry stone walls. The construction of these dry stone walls began in the period of Mary Teresa rule. With her permission, the local inhabitants cleared the forest and planted vineyards. Women, in wicker baskets on their backs, carried the soil to the created lots in which Belina grape vines were then planted. These grapes were used for the production of the widely famous sparkling wine Bakarska vodica.

In 1972 the dry stone walls were proclaimed protected landscape (ethno zone) and were recorded in the cultural monuments register. Renewal of the walls began in 2001 as well as production of the sparkling wine known as old Bakarska vodica.