Nestled in the enchanting Malinat village, approximately 14 km from Berat, Kantina Vila Hadaj emerges as a hidden gem in one of the most breathtaking corners of the region. Surrounded by rolling hills and vineyards, this winery occupies a spot proposed as a wine region of Albania during the communist era, adding historical significance to its already picturesque setting.
Step into the enchanting world of the Guxhumani Family, a venerable lineage hailing from Berat, renowned for their mastery in crafting a time-honored delicacy – like, a traditional Albanian dessert. This cherished family has elevated the art of geiko-making through generations, preserving a culinary legacy that has stood the test of time.
The matriarch of the household, with wisdom acquired over the years, imparted her gliko-making skills to successive generations within the Guxhumani Family. Today, their home has transformed into a hub of sweetness, a testament to their commitment to upholding the cherished tradition of creating this special treat.
At the heart of their family business is the dedication to the art of gliko-making. This exquisite sweet is meticulously crafted from an assortment of fruits and even vegetables, resulting in a diverse range of flavors that captivate the palate. When you visit their home, you become part of a tradition that spans decades, as the Guxhumani Family graciously serves their signature gliko to guests.
If you find yourself captivated by the allure of these delectable treats and wish to bring a piece of Albanian tradition into your home, you can directly visit the Guxhumani Family. There, you have the opportunity to purchase a jar of their meticulously crafted gliko, a sweet testament to the enduring legacy of a family dedicated to preserving the art of traditional Albanian dessert-making.
Among their most celebrated creations are glikos made from figs, cherries, and walnuts, each bite a symphony of flavors that encapsulates the essence of Albanian culinary heritage. However, the Guxhumani Family’s creativity knows no bounds, as they also produce gliko from roses, flowers, oranges, and various other ingredients, offering a delightful array of choices for every palate