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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    • 2022
    • 750ml
    • White
    • 12.5%
    • Malvasia
    • Malvasia
    • Kozlovic
    • Istria
    • Croatia
    Vintage
    2022
    Size
    750ml
    Type
    White
    Alcohol
    12.5%
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    Malvasia
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    Malvasia
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    Kozlovic
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    Istria
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    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
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      Dalmatia
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      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
        • 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
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        Dalmatia
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        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
            • 2018
            • 750ml
            • Red
            • 14%
            • Plavac Mali
            • Plavac Mali
            • Zlatan Otok
            • Dalmatia
            • Croatia
            Vintage
            2018
            Size
            750ml
            Type
            Red
            Alcohol
            14%
            Varietal
            Plavac Mali
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            Plavac Mali
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            Zlatan Otok
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            Dalmatia
            Country
            Croatia
              • 2022
              • 750ml
              • White
              • 12%
              • Malvasia
              • Malvasia 75%, Sauvignon Blanc 15%, Muscat 10%
              • Kozlovic
              • Istria
              • Croatia
              Vintage
              2022
              Size
              750ml
              Type
              White
              Alcohol
              12%
              Varietal
              Malvasia
              Grapes
              Malvasia 75%, Sauvignon Blanc 15%, Muscat 10%
              Winery
              Kozlovic
              Region
              Istria
              Country
              Croatia
                • 2018
                • 750ml
                • Red
                • 13.3%
                • Plavac Mali
                • Plavac Mali
                • Badel 1862
                • Dalmatia
                • Croatia
                Vintage
                2018
                Size
                750ml
                Type
                Red
                Alcohol
                13.3%
                Varietal
                Plavac Mali
                Grapes
                Plavac Mali
                Winery
                Badel 1862
                Region
                Dalmatia
                Country
                Croatia
                • Organic
                • 2022
                • 750ml
                • White
                • 13%
                • Posip
                • Posip
                • Posip Cara
                • Dalmatia
                • Croatia
                Vintage
                2022
                Size
                750ml
                Type
                White
                Alcohol
                13%
                Varietal
                Posip
                Grapes
                Posip
                Winery
                Posip Cara
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                Dalmatia
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                Croatia
                  • 2020
                  • 750ml
                  • Red
                  • 13.5%
                  • Other Red Blends
                  • Merlot, Refosco
                  • Clai
                  • Istria
                  • Croatia
                  Vintage
                  2020
                  Size
                  750ml
                  Type
                  Red
                  Alcohol
                  13.5%
                  Varietal
                  Other Red Blends
                  Grapes
                  Merlot, Refosco
                  Winery
                  Clai
                  Region
                  Istria
                  Country
                  Croatia
                  • Boutique
                  • 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
                    • 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
                      • 2019
                      • 750ml
                      • Red
                      • 15%
                      • Plavac Mali
                      • Plavac Mali
                      • Stina
                      • Dalmatia
                      • Croatia
                      Vintage
                      2019
                      Size
                      750ml
                      Type
                      Red
                      Alcohol
                      15%
                      Varietal
                      Plavac Mali
                      Grapes
                      Plavac Mali
                      Winery
                      Stina
                      Region
                      Dalmatia
                      Country
                      Croatia
                      • Boutique
                      • 2022
                      • 750ml
                      • Red
                      • 13%
                      • Teran
                      • Refosco
                      • Kozlovic
                      • Istria
                      • Croatia
                      Vintage
                      2022
                      Size
                      750ml
                      Type
                      Red
                      Alcohol
                      13%
                      Varietal
                      Teran
                      Grapes
                      Refosco
                      Winery
                      Kozlovic
                      Region
                      Istria
                      Country
                      Croatia
                        • 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
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