Croatian Wines

Croatian Wines

Croatian Wines

Croatia's winemaking history dates back to the ancient Greeks who brought viticulture to the Dalmatian islands some 2,500 years ago. The country benefits from long sunny summers along the coast which are ideal for growing grapes and making fresh, well-balanced reds and whites. Although not as well known as other European wine regions, Croatia is an important up-and-coming premium wine producer with over 400 wineries.

Key Croatian Wine Regions

In total the country has 66 designated appellations with the most famous wine regions found in Dalmatia and on the Croatian islands producing the best wine in Croatia. Important regions here include the islands of Hvar, Korcula and Brac as well as the Peljesac Peninsula. Istria in the northwest of Croatia is heavily influenced by its Italian heritage and has steep, hilly vineyards planted on terra rossa soils near the sea. There are also some inland regions like the Croatian Uplands, Slavonia and the Danube area where the climate is cooler and more continental.

Croatian Grape Varieties

There are over 100 indigenous Croatian grape varieties of which the most famous is Plavac Mali which is closely related to Zinfandel. Plavac Mali is Croatia's third most-planted grape and is found across Dalmatia where it produces intense and rich red wines. Other key grapes include Malvazija Istarska, related to Malvasia, which is used for elegant, floral whites as well as for the production of the best Croatian orange wine; and high acidity Grasevina which is widely grown in continental Croatia. Croatian wines tend to be food friendly, pairing well with local dishes like the hearty pasticada or braised beef and fresh seafood from the coast.

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    • 2023
    • 750ml
    • White
    • 12.5%
    • Malvasia
    • Malvasia
    • Kozlovic
    • Istria
    • Croatia
    Vintage
    2023
    Size
    750ml
    Type
    White
    Alcohol
    12.5%
    Varietal
    Malvasia
    Grapes
    Malvasia
    Winery
    Kozlovic
    Region
    Istria
    Country
    Croatia
      • 2019
      • 750ml
      • Red
      • 14.5%
      • Plavac Mali
      • Plavac Mali
      • Matusko
      • Dalmatia
      • Croatia
      Vintage
      2019
      Size
      750ml
      Type
      Red
      Alcohol
      14.5%
      Varietal
      Plavac Mali
      Grapes
      Plavac Mali
      Winery
      Matusko
      Region
      Dalmatia
      Country
      Croatia
        • 2019
        • 750ml
        • Red
        • 14%
        • Merlot
        • Merlot
        • Badel 1862
        • Dalmatia
        • Croatia
        Vintage
        2019
        Size
        750ml
        Type
        Red
        Alcohol
        14%
        Varietal
        Merlot
        Grapes
        Merlot
        Winery
        Badel 1862
        Region
        Dalmatia
        Country
        Croatia
        • Sweet
        • 2022
        • 750ml
        • White
        • 13%
        • Malvasia
        • Malvasia
        • Fakin
        • Istria
        • Croatia
        Vintage
        2022
        Size
        750ml
        Type
        White
        Alcohol
        13%
        Varietal
        Malvasia
        Grapes
        Malvasia
        Winery
        Fakin
        Region
        Istria
        Country
        Croatia
          • 2015
          • 750ml
          • Red
          • 14%
          • Other Red Blends
          • Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
          • Badel 1862
          • Dalmatia
          • Croatia
          Vintage
          2015
          Size
          750ml
          Type
          Red
          Alcohol
          14%
          Varietal
          Other Red Blends
          Grapes
          Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
          Winery
          Badel 1862
          Region
          Dalmatia
          Country
          Croatia
            • 2021
            • 750ml
            • White
            • 13.5%
            • Chardonnay
            • Chardonnay
            • Krauthaker
            • Kutjevo
            • Croatia
            Vintage
            2021
            Size
            750ml
            Type
            White
            Alcohol
            13.5%
            Varietal
            Chardonnay
            Grapes
            Chardonnay
            Winery
            Krauthaker
            Region
            Kutjevo
            Country
            Croatia
              • 2022
              • 750ml
              • White
              • 13%
              • Welschriesling
              • Welschriesling
              • Krauthaker
              • Kutjevo
              • Croatia
              Vintage
              2022
              Size
              750ml
              Type
              White
              Alcohol
              13%
              Varietal
              Welschriesling
              Grapes
              Welschriesling
              Winery
              Krauthaker
              Region
              Kutjevo
              Country
              Croatia
                • 2019
                • 750ml
                • Red
                • 14%
                • Syrah
                • Syrah
                • Badel 1862
                • Dalmatia
                • Croatia
                Vintage
                2019
                Size
                750ml
                Type
                Red
                Alcohol
                14%
                Varietal
                Syrah
                Grapes
                Syrah
                Winery
                Badel 1862
                Region
                Dalmatia
                Country
                Croatia
                  • 2022
                  • 750ml
                  • White
                  • 13%
                  • Posip
                  • Posip
                  • Stina
                  • Dalmatia
                  • Croatia
                  Vintage
                  2022
                  Size
                  750ml
                  Type
                  White
                  Alcohol
                  13%
                  Varietal
                  Posip
                  Grapes
                  Posip
                  Winery
                  Stina
                  Region
                  Dalmatia
                  Country
                  Croatia
                  • Boutique
                  • 2018
                  • 750ml
                  • Red
                  • 15%
                  • Plavac Mali
                  • Plavac Mali
                  • Stina
                  • Dalmatia
                  • Croatia
                  Vintage
                  2018
                  Size
                  750ml
                  Type
                  Red
                  Alcohol
                  15%
                  Varietal
                  Plavac Mali
                  Grapes
                  Plavac Mali
                  Winery
                  Stina
                  Region
                  Dalmatia
                  Country
                  Croatia
                  • Boutique
                  • 2020
                  • 750ml
                  • Red
                  • 14.3%
                  • Merlot
                  • Merlot
                  • Badel 1862
                  • Dalmatia
                  • Croatia
                  Vintage
                  2020
                  Size
                  750ml
                  Type
                  Red
                  Alcohol
                  14.3%
                  Varietal
                  Merlot
                  Grapes
                  Merlot
                  Winery
                  Badel 1862
                  Region
                  Dalmatia
                  Country
                  Croatia
                    • 2018
                    • 750ml
                    • Red
                    • 13.5%
                    • Plavac Mali
                    • Plavac Mali
                    • Zlatan Otok
                    • Dalmatia
                    • Croatia
                    Vintage
                    2018
                    Size
                    750ml
                    Type
                    Red
                    Alcohol
                    13.5%
                    Varietal
                    Plavac Mali
                    Grapes
                    Plavac Mali
                    Winery
                    Zlatan Otok
                    Region
                    Dalmatia
                    Country
                    Croatia
                      • 2023
                      • 750ml
                      • White
                      • 13.5%
                      • Posip
                      • Posip
                      • Zlatan Otok
                      • Dalmatia
                      • Croatia
                      Vintage
                      2023
                      Size
                      750ml
                      Type
                      White
                      Alcohol
                      13.5%
                      Varietal
                      Posip
                      Grapes
                      Posip
                      Winery
                      Zlatan Otok
                      Region
                      Dalmatia
                      Country
                      Croatia
                        • 2016
                        • 750ml
                        • Red
                        • 15%
                        • Plavac Mali
                        • Plavac Mali
                        • Matusko
                        • Dalmatia
                        • Croatia
                        Vintage
                        2016
                        Size
                        750ml
                        Type
                        Red
                        Alcohol
                        15%
                        Varietal
                        Plavac Mali
                        Grapes
                        Plavac Mali
                        Winery
                        Matusko
                        Region
                        Dalmatia
                        Country
                        Croatia
                          • 2019
                          • 750ml
                          • Red
                          • 13.3%
                          • Plavac Mali
                          • Plavac Mali
                          • Badel 1862
                          • Dalmatia
                          • Croatia
                          Vintage
                          2019
                          Size
                          750ml
                          Type
                          Red
                          Alcohol
                          13.3%
                          Varietal
                          Plavac Mali
                          Grapes
                          Plavac Mali
                          Winery
                          Badel 1862
                          Region
                          Dalmatia
                          Country
                          Croatia
                          • Organic
                          • 2018
                          • 750ml
                          • Red
                          • 14%
                          • Plavac Mali
                          • Plavac Mali
                          • Zlatan Otok
                          • Dalmatia
                          • Croatia
                          Vintage
                          2018
                          Size
                          750ml
                          Type
                          Red
                          Alcohol
                          14%
                          Varietal
                          Plavac Mali
                          Grapes
                          Plavac Mali
                          Winery
                          Zlatan Otok
                          Region
                          Dalmatia
                          Country
                          Croatia
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