It is interesting that Croatia has all five of possible wine regions, which are determined by the temperature and the number of hours of sun. Therefore, the selection of Croatian wines is really broad. Croatia has around four hundred wine producers currently registered and almost a thousand different wine labels are on the market.
The main classification consists of continental and coastal zone wine. Continental Croatia is divided into:
- Northwest wine region – Plješivica, Prigorje and Bilogora, Zagorje, Međimurje, Pokuplje and Moslavina
- Northeast wine region – Slavonia and Podunavlje
Coastal wine region consists of:
- Croatian Istria and Primorje
- North, Central and South Dalmatia, Dalmatian Zagora
The most famous types of wine
In north-western Croatia the most cultivated sorts are Graševina, Riesling, chardonnay, kraljevina, white pinot, gray pinot, Moslavac and škrlet (Moslavina). Among the most famous producers in the region include companies Agromeđimurje Čakovec, Varaždinka Varaždin, Petraca Krapinske Toplice and private winemakers Alojz Štampar and Bojan Novak.
North-east Croatia also handles Grasevina, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot gray, but green silvanac, Gewürztraminer, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lemberger and Zweigelt. The most famous Slavonic producers are Ivan Enjingi, owner of one of the largest wineries in Croatia and Davor and Višnja Zdjelarević from Brodski Stupnik who received awards in international markets. In Kutjevo has known Wine Krauthaker. Erdut vineyards is proud to be a curiosity, and that’s a huge barrel volume of 75,000 liters. Wine cellars of Ilok stand out by their appearance.
Croatian Istria and Primorje are leaders in manufacture of high quality wines sort Malvasia, Teran, Merlot, refok, nutmeg, trojšćina (Susak), Vrbnička žlahtina (Krk) and sorts chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, white and gray pinot pinot. Wine Bar Kozlovic of Momjan has a long tradition in the production of Malvasia, nutmeg and Terana in recent years at the top of rushes forward and Wine Bar Katunar of Vrbnik, which along žlahtina and more red wine and sparkling wine produced. The most famous product of the agricultural cooperative Vrbnik is Zlatna Vrbnička žlahtina.
Dalmatia is rich in autochthonous sort. The best-known wines are Babic and Plavina (Primosten), debit, pošip, maraština and grk (Korcula), Vugava white and red Plavac (Vis), swimming and Bogdanusa (Hvar), Plavac Mali (Peljesac) and merlot (Drniš) dessert wine prošek in the world particularly prized top red wine dingač. Known wineries are Plančić Winery of Hvar, agricultural cooperative Jedinstvo winery and Torete winery of Korcula, which make autochthonous sorts Pošip and Rukatac. Wine cellar Plenković has annual production of around three hundred thousand bottles of wine called Zlatni Plavac, Golden rose and Zlatni otok. On the peninsula of Peljesac vineyards are family Skaramuca known production sort Plavac Mali and Dingač.