Wine is an essential part of the Croatian life and thus its cousine. From the north to the south and from the inlands, over the mountains, to the Adriatic coast Croatia offers exceptional wines of distinctive regional character. You can enjoy in beautiful sceneries with endless vineyards and taste top quality wines that will delight your taste buds.
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There are 3 “wine regions” in Croatia – the Country Side, Dalmatia and Istria – each of them famous for its unique types of grapes and wines. If You are a wine lover, we suggest You to take a tour in each region and taste the difference and uniqueness of every type. For Your full experience during the tour, we combine 2 types of wineries – boutique wineries and the ones that are more commercialized.
HALF DAY TOUR OPTIONS (3-5h)
Including a visit to two wineries with snacks and wine tasting.Including a visit to one winery with private traditional lunch in an olive grove.Classic city sightseeing tour with a twist – wine tasting in one of the best Wine Bars.
FULL DAY TOUR OPTIONS
Including a full day wine tour of two wineries and a private traditional lunch in an olive grove.A combination of visits to the best wineries with an active component like biking, if preferred.
FULL GASTRONOMIC EXPERIENCE
Includes tasting of selected wines accompanied by several courses as well as the pairing of each dish with a certain wine, including a detailed description of each wine and food. This experience can include up to 13 courses accompanied by 13 selected wines. The number of courses depends on Your wishes.
WINES OF THE COUNTRY SIDE
The country side of Croatia, especially Zagorje, is well known for its beautiful scenery – hills covered in vineyards. This is a place where You can try some of the best Croatian wines.
Traditionally, most vineyards were planted on the sloping shores, but many new vineyards are being planted inland. Different sorts of grapes resulted with the variety of flavours that can be tasted in this region.
Plavac mali, Dingac, Posip, Bogdanusa and Grk
Zadar, Split, Korcula, Hvar, Dubrovnik, Peljesac and Konavle
WINES OF ISTRIA
Wine, alongside with olive oil, is the ingredient that has been present in Istria since the time of the Romans. Istrian wines have won many prestigious awards and are considered to be one of the best in the world.
Istrian Malvazija, Teran, Muskat, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
WINES OF OTHER COUNTRIES
Bosnia and Herzegovina has two main wine producing regions: Northern Bosnia and Herzegovina. The primary varietals of Herzegovina are the red, Blatina and white, zilavka. There are other, smaller varietals such as the red, Vranac, which is grown much more in neighboring Montenegro, but these two are by far and away the most common and well-crafted wines of the region.
Slovenia has three main wine regions: the Littoral, Lower Sava Valley, and Drava Valley. The Littoral is Slovenia’s most internationally known region and, though predominately a white wine producer, the region is responsible for most of Slovenia’s red wine production. Some of the well known Slovenian grape varietals are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Laski Rizling, Rumeni Muskat, Zweigelt, Modra Frankinja and others.
There are nearly 70,000 hectares of vineyards in Serbia, producing about 425,000 tons of grapes annually. The majority of Serbian wines are produced in local wineries. Major varieties include the Belgrade Seedless, Prokupac, Sauvignon, ‘Italian Riesling’, Cabernet, Chardonnay, White and Red Burgundy, Hamburg, Muscat, Vranac, Tamjanika, Krstac, Smederevka, and Dinka.
The majority or Montenegrin vineyards are located in the southern and coastal regions of the country. Montenegrin wines are made from a wide range of grape varieties including: Krstac, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Vranac. Krstac is an ancient variety of grape that is indigenous to Serbia and Montenegro.
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