Wine districts of Croatia
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Our favourite Wine Districts …

We know Croatia for its rich cultural and historical heritage, its deep blue and crystal clear sea, coves that can be reached only by boat and endless beaches. Believe it or not, there is more. Read on and discover our favourite wine districts of Croatia…

 Croatia is composed of two main wine regions, coastal and continental. Explore the regions of Slovenia, Dalmatia, Istria & Kvarner and the Croatian Uplands to discover some of the most exquisite wines in the world…


A region of endless golden wheat fields dotted by idyllic hilltop vineyards, Slovenia is primarily home to the Grasevina grape. Framed on three sides by the Danube, Drava and Sava rivers. Slovenia provides ideal growing conditions for floral white wines and fruity reds. Although specialising predominantly in white wines due to its cool climate, this region offers a wide range of varieties to accommodate many different palates.


A must-visit region is Dalmatia, encompassing not only the mainland but the islands as well. Here you will be able to sample the famous Zinfandel variety, as well as many others including the delicious Plavac Mali and Babica. Venture out to Hvar Island to get a taste of history as well as incredible wine. This island offers a journey back in time, with viniculture being practiced on this island since the 4th Century.

If you need a refreshing white wine to cool you down on a hot summer’s day, head to Korcula.  Here you will find the unique Grk and popular Posip grapes. You can’t miss the Dalmatia region if you’re a wine lover, especially if you consider yourself a red wine connoisseur!

Istria & Kvarner

These areas are  known for producing fruity and dry white wines.  Istria and Kvarner have gained international notoriety for its Pinot Gris, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. Enjoying a mild Mediterranean climate and a limestone-rich clay soil, the area is ideal for producing Malvasia grapes. Other whites grown in the region include Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc. If you adore white wine and spectacular scenery, there’s simply no better place…

Croatian Uplands

In the hilly region surrounding Zagreb lays the Croatian Uplands. This wine district is composed of smaller, family-owned vineyards that dot the hills and enjoy a cold climate.  If you’d like to try a native variety during your travels, Skrlet is a popular white wine in the uplands. However if you’re seeking something more familiar, Sauvignon Blanc grapes and Rieslings are both common and grow incredibly well in the region.

Croatia boasts a wide variety of unique, delicious and even historic wines. If you love to indulge in a wine or two, or believe yourself a sommelier in the making, make sure you add this stunning destination to your list…

References:  Thank you Wines of Balkens, Winefolly, Vina Croatia, Savored Journeys, Korcula Explorer and Wine searcher