Unveiling the Croatian Wine Industry

The recent emergence of Croatia as an internationally recognized wine producer has set the stage for the entire country to make their mark among must-see travel destinations of Europe. Considering its proximity to some of Europe’s premiere travel areas, Croatia has remained overshadowed and relatively unexplored by most of Europe’s summer travelers. However, after the results of the Decanter 2012 World Wine Awards, the eyes and palates of not just the aficionados and sommeliers, but anyone looking to explore beyond the captivating cynosures of central Europe, have turned their tastes a little further east. With a history of wine production stretching back 2,400 years, it’s no surprise Croatia is hitting the mark.

Croatian Wine in the Lime Light

The success of Croatia’s fine wine and gastronomy has even been the focus of the popular television show No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain, and its picturesque villages and landscapes are attracting the attention of travel writers and artists worldwide. With popularly low prices combined with low profile tourism, Croatia has precipitated into a Cinderella story of the imbibing community.

Croatian Wine is Winning Awards

Hvar is a popular Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea. It’s in the spotlight currently due to its success in the Decanter Awards this year in London. The islands popular wine producer, Zlatan Otok took home three medals adding to the attention of the countries rising reputation as a new leading producer of fine wines. The popular Zinfandel-related Plavac Mali grape, which gathers its strength from the south-facing village of Sveta Nedjelja is a perfect example of how the wine making industry is begging for more from this quiet and talented Country.

Considering the world’s appetite for talent and our special delight in a well-balanced and robust “red,” Croatia’s possesses all the tools to develop into one of Europe’s leading vacation spots. It will be no surprise in the months to come to see its wines listed at the forefront of many of your favorite restaurant wine lists.

About Classe Wines

At Classe Wines, we aspire to bring consumers wine with soul and true expression of origin.  We understand that the heritage of each wine’s origin comes from passionate wine makers.  For this reason, at our online wine shop, we offer exclusive, unique, high quality, no compromise wines, to bring to the market authentic wines that define regions and showcase the variety of the regions where were made.