BELGIUM: Tel: ++32/10 779-036 | E-mail: sales@onlycroatia.com
CROATIA: Tel: +385(0)98/167-4446 | E-mail: info@onlycroatia.com

News and Travel info

 
4 FACTS ABOUT CROATIAN WINES THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER
DATE: 18.11.2016.
TYPE: Gastro
AUTHOR: Croatian Tourist Board


Croatian wines are one of the most exciting things about modern winemaking. Stemming from ancient times, at least 2500 years ago, they have developed their type and sort and adapted to the specific climate and soil from which they originated – all the way up to today. We bring you 4 interesting facts that will make you want to enjoy their taste and aroma right away.

Croatia is one of the 5 best wine regions in the world

Readers of USA TODAY have chosen Croatia as one of the most beautiful wine regions in the world, surpassing even much more famous rivals such as Tuscany, Napa Valley, Oregon, or Bordeaux in the selection process. The priceless beauty of Croatian wine landscapes is one of the most important reasons to visit and enjoy our indigenous varieties.

Anthony Bourdain declares Croatian wines as extraordinarily good

During his last visit to Croatia, while filming his television series No Reservations, Anthony Bourdain, evidently pleased at the end of his tour of the country, stated in the legendary Bibich winery: “Why, oh why, is there so much amazing wine in this country?” Following an exhausting filming during which he visited most of the country, the famous chef and author of Kitchen Confidential, one of the best-selling culinary books, highlighted the fascinating high level of quality of Croatian wines and cuisine.

The homeland of Zinfandel

The variety that Americans call Zinfandel and the Italians Primitivo, is actually the Croatian variety Tribidrag, (aka Crljenak), as established by Professor Dr. Carole Meredith from the University of California Davis in a scientific paper published in 2002. After decades of searching for the identity of this exceptionally popular variety, Croatia is finally established as being its homeland, where it has been present as early as the 15th century, and is related to numerous other local varieties.

The homeland of extreme vineyards

Vineyards carrying the names Dingač, Ivan Dolac, and Bucavac with their extreme characteristics stand as a genuine natural monument to human toil, perseverance, and hard work. They are situated on inclines facing the sea that tilt up to a striking 44 degrees, as is the case with Ivan Dolac on the island of Hvar, which requires tremendous effort and can only be cultivated by hand. Even more impressive to see is the struggle for every handful of soil that strong winter winds and rain would wash out to the sea had the Bucavac vineyard in central Dalmatia not protected itself with stone walls that hold but a few vines each.
TAGS: #croatia #wines #life #change #zinfandel #primitivo #vineyards #extreme #dingac #hvar #anthony bourdain #no reservations #usa today #wine regions #bibich winery #winemaking
SOURCE: feeds.croatia.hr
VISITS: 845
Travel Arrangements
Cultural tour: South Dalmatian coast
Cultural tour of the south dalmatian coast - Regions: Dalmatia/ Dubrovnik/ Herzegovina- Cultural heritage: historic ... See more
From: 01.03.2017. (Split )
To: 01.11.2018. (Mostar)
* 7 days in this period
from 990,00 Eur

[Photogallery & Graphical Itinerary]
Walking: Islands around Dubrovnik
Walking: Islands and peninsulas around Dubrovnik- Culture: Medieval towns with old walls - Local products: oyster far ... See more
From: 01.04.2017. (Dubrovnik)
To: 01.11.2018. (Dubrovnik)
* 7 days in this period
from 850,00 Eur

[Photogallery & Graphical Itinerary]
Related news
Croatia is attending World Travel Market in London
Announcements
06.11.2017.
AUTHOR: onlyCROATIA.com
onlyCROATIA.com - WTM London 6 - 8. November 2017.
Announcements
21.10.2017.
AUTHOR: onlyCROATIA.com
Successful presentation at the Bike Brussels 2017
Cycling
20.09.2017.
AUTHOR: onlyCROATIA.com
Bike Brussels 2017.
Announcements
07.09.2017.
AUTHOR: onlyCROATIA.com
Excursions
Air gliding and Flying school Split Airport Sinj
Our offer is based on whole-day trips for student pilots and their companions and it is adjusted to clients
We are in friendly...
NP Mljet
Mljet is the most southerly and easterly of the larger Adriatic islands of the Dalmatia region of Croatia.

The northwes...
Walking tour: Island of Hvar (Grablje - Milna)
Hvar, the sunniest Croatian island is lying between the islands of Brač, Vis and Korčula. The island has typical Mediterranean vege...
Total excursions:
143
What to do / What to see?
THE MONASTERY SAVINA COMPLEX
Herceg Novi
The Monastery is located 2 km east from Herceg Novi in a unique setting of the Mediterranean vegetation. The Monastery complex consists of t...
Pazar (food  market)
Split
The outdoor market - Pazar, is located right next to the east wall of the Diocletian Palace, and around the church of St Dominic. It is one ...
Golden gate
Split
Porta septemtrionalis is their Roman name. Emperor Diocletian walked through them as he entered the Palace on the 1st of June 305. They were...
NATIONAL PARK MLJET
Polače
Mljet National Park is the most important protected area of the Dalmatian south. It is the oldest National Park at the Adriatic. The park co...
Turk house
Mostar
One of the most important constructions dating from the Ottoman times is Bišćević house in Mostar known as the Turk house. Built in 1635,...
Total Tips:
440
 
partner login
CROATIA | Tel: +385 (0)98/167-4446 | E-mail: info@onlycroatia.com | BELGIUM | Tel:++32/10 779-036 | E-mail: sales@onlycroatia.com
Onlycroatia.com No.1 Travel Agency
Destinations | Tours | Hotels | Car rental | Excursions | Nautical tourism
How to book?
About us | Contacts | How to book?/Payments | Terms and conditions | FAQ | Useful links
Towns // What to do / What to see?
Split | Dubrovnik | Trogir | Zadar | Rovinj | Pula || Ljubljana | Bled || Kotor || Sarajevo

Facebook Youtube Contact u via Skype PayPal
"VinisCMS" - Održavanje i distribucija: Vinis-WebDeveloping
www.vinis.hr | denis@vinis.hr
Sva prava pridržana. Onlycroatia.com 2004-2017