Croatia is a country of islands, peninsulas, hidden bays but Croatia is also a land of vineyards. Croatia has 2 primary wine regions, Coastal Croatia and Continental Croatia.
Croatian wineries are waiting to serve you Croatian wine. I can propose some of Croatian wines.
- The Bibich winery is located very close to Skradin, on the coast in North Dalmatia. This region is known for its famous Babić grape. The winery is founded in 1906.
Alen Bibić is the owner of the winery and a lot of his wines are sold in the USA. The Bibich winery achieved international success. Famous wines are white Debit, the white blend R5 Riserva and the red blend R6 Riserva. They make also a wide variety of Croatian wines. Ambra is Bibić`s famous dessert wine. Bibich “as a brand is recognized among wine lovers as being different, original and intriguing. Bibich Wines is a family winery that is engaged in the production of wine for several generations.
- The Kozlović winery is situated in Istria and it is one of the oldest Croatian wine families. They use local grape varieties for their award-winning wines, like Teran, Malvazija and Momjan Muskat.
- The success of Kozlović winery is the combination of the traditional wine production with modern techniques. Their most important wine is the Malvasia.
- The Boškinac hotel, restaurant and winery is located on the Island of Pag, which is one of the biggest islands in Dalmatia. The winery has received awards for the Boškinac 2006, Boškinac 2007 and Boškinac 2009.
The winery also has a great wine tasting room. The winery’s most famous wine is the Gegić. Gegić is a dry white wine made of the grape variety of the same name.
- The Katunar is a family winery which is situated on the island of Krk. The small winery produces Kurykta Nigra, Žlahtina Katunar and Katunar Barrique, Chardonnay Katunar. The wines are produced from debit and a sparkling wine made of a debit blend.
- The Tomić winery is located on the island of Hvar, in the town of Jelsa. The Tomić winery produces wine from Plavac Mali and Plavac Veliki for the red varieties. Their wines as Pošip, Bogdanuša, Maraština and Prč are their white wines. You can also find Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Yellow Muscat or Drnekušica and the Tomić winery also produces Prošek. Prošek is a local, sweet desert wine made from dried grapes.
- The Grgić Hills winery is located on the Peljesac peninsula. It was established in 1996.
They make Croatia’s most famous varietals, Plavac Mali and Pošip. Mike Grgich uses the same methods and techniques as in his American winery in California. The Grgić’s Plavac Mali and Pošip is a little more expensive than others’, but it has a special flavor.
- The Stina winery is located in Bol on Brač Island and dates back to 1903. The name “stina”, in Dalmatian dialect, it means “stone”: Famous wines are the white Vugava and Pošip, the red Plavac Mali. The most renowned Stina wine is a red wine made from Plavac Mali grape.
Visit Croatia, explore the vineyards, taste the wine…Every wine has its own story. Good luck!!