Croatia can boast of a large number of excellent wineries that have a lot to offer. An excellent climate, lots of sun, proximity to the sea and ideal temperatures is the reason why so many good wines thrive here. Some of the best Croatian wineries produce more than 5,000 bottles of wine per year, which is sufficient proof of the desire and passion for this blissful beverage. As a country with a large number of wineries and excellent varieties of wine, Croatia becomes a true paradise for all lovers of top quality wine. Croatia is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe and with its long tradition of wine-growing, it is a great location to visit if you like a pleasant holiday with a good glass of wine all year round.
The most popular varieties of wine in Croatia
Some of the most popular varieties of wine in Croatia are Istrian malvazija, Plavac Mali, Graševina and Pošip. Wine has existed in Croatia since ancient times. It is recorded that some varieties have been present since the time of ancient Greece. There are many different regions, and each one is special in its own way and specific in something. Continental and coastal Croatia are the two main regions in wine production, where many beautiful varieties of vines are produced. Eastern Slavonia, Dalmatia and Istria are leading here. The offer of white wine is the largest (about 70% of the total production), however, a large share is also taken by red wine, which is also very widespread (about 30%). We will present some popular Croatian wine varieties, and then we will focus on the island of Pag and its history of viticulture and the famous Gegić variety.