Croatian wines have a long and storied history that dates back to at least the 7th century BC. Throughout this time, winemaking in Croatia has been heavily influenced by neighboring countries like Italy, Slovenia and Hungary – each leaving their own distinct imprint on the types of grapes grown and wine styles produced.
In more recent years, Croatian wines have become increasingly popular around the world; with indigenous varieties such as Grasevina, Malvasia Istriana and Plavac Mali leading the charge. Most vineyards are found in the continental part of the country, where cooler climates allow for white varieties to thrive. However, warmer areas like Dalmatia are renowned for their full-bodied reds; most notably Dingac and Postup – both of which have won international awards.
Additionally, Croatia is known for its high-quality sparkling rosé; an area where they’ve seen great success over recent years due to a rapid increase in popularity.