Croatia is a small but very serious wine destination. Coming here to sail the coast, means a lot of opportunities for enjoyment and exquisite local wine tasting. The bustling Croatian wine scene is buzzing with numerous ideas, labels, and trends. Wine roads, tasting rooms, wine hotels, and small midsize wineries across the coastal area and inland are a charming initiation into the wine adventures of Croatia.
The magnificent God-given geographic properties, diverse wine-growing regions with mighty local terroirs, accompanying long traditions of wine making, mark this small country a potent and creative wine Adriatic-region hub.
Here you can find distinctive, profound wines matching the natural differences of each region and specific grape origin.
Due to unique shape and extreme variations in climate, Croatia has four wine regions, sixteen sub-regions, and 66 appellations. They are Slavonia & Croatian Danube, Croatian Uplands, Istria & Kvarner, and Dalmatia.
If we are to focus primarily on the coastal wines, the Croatian coastal region again comprises three significant regions. They are three stars, three jewels, each one exclusive and beautiful in its flavors.
They are starting from the north-west Istria region, across the Croatian littoral area, and ending further south to Dalmatia. The latter exciting Mediterranean setting again stratifies into Northern, Central, and Southern and Dalmatian Hinterland area.
Narrowing, even more, the best of the best, high-end production of the most authentic and propulsive wines of Dalmatia, we would have to emphasize the contemporary wine production scene of the Pelješac Peninsula. Wine enthusiasts who are sailing close to Dubrovnik must visit the Peljesac Peninsula. Top-quality appellations have been protected from the 1960s.
The indigenous varieties of Dingač, Postup along with Plavac Mali all carry the adoration status. While the Primošten Babić rocky ground terrain, turned to sunny vineyards is a story protected by UNESCO.
The most recognized indigenous wine varieties in Croatia are red grape Plavac Mali and Dingač and white grape Pošip in Dalmatia. White grape Malvazija Istarska and red Teran are authenticable varieties of Istria and Kvarner. In contrast, white grape Graševina is the key to the wine story of Slavonia and Croatian Danube.
The bustling new Croatian wine scene is buzzing with numerous ideas, labels, and trends. Wine roads, tasting rooms, wine hotels, and small, midsize wineries across the coastal area and inland are a charming initiation into the wine adventures of Croatia.
The experience will be a lasting memory.
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