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article imageStrong Hvar wine presence at Vinocom 2013 in Zagreb, Croatia

By Paul Bradbury     Nov 29, 2013 in Travel
Zagreb - The island of Hvar wine story continues with a strong presence at the 2013 Vinocom fair at the Hotel Esplanade in Zagreb.
Wine lovers from Croatia congregated in the capital Zagreb on November 29, 2013 for the opening day of Vinocom 2013, an international wine fair now in its eighth year and an increasingly important part of the Croatian wine scene.
The two-day event, which is once again being held in Hotel Esplanade, is the latest showcase of Croatian wines, which are attracting increasing international attention with their 130 indigenous varieties.
The wines of Ivo Dubokovic  Croatia s leading boutique winemaker
The wines of Ivo Dubokovic, Croatia's leading boutique winemaker
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Among the leading wine regions in Croatia is the island of Hvar, whose winemakers have enjoyed a successful 2013, both in terms of exports and international exposure, and five members of the Hvar Wine Assocation were in action at Vinocom.
Fresh from its first export to California, Vino Caric was exhibiting its wines, which included Ploski Plovac, a wine from the plavac mali grape which is attracting international attention, and Hvar grape variety bogdanusa, which won silver medal at the Balkan International Wine Fair earlier this year.
Andro Tomic wines from Jelsa  the face of the infamous Prosek v Prosecco debate
Andro Tomic wines from Jelsa, the face of the infamous Prosek v Prosecco debate
Stasa Cafuta Trcek
The face of Andro Tomic has been synonymous with Croatia's accession to the EU, as he became the unofficial Croatian spokesman in the 'prosecco versus prosek' debate, as several global media networks headed to his winery in Jelsa to seek out his opinion. His winemaking prowess was most recently recognised with a special award for his contribution to wine production at Sabatina 2013.
Also in attendance were Dubokovic Wines, recognised as Croatia's leading 'boutique' winemaker, and a member of the exclusive Grand Cro club, which consists of nine of the country's premier wineries. PZ Svirce, a cooperative which has won international acclaim with its organic range, and Zlatan Otok, the island's most famous producer, completed the Hvar lineup.
Ploski Plovac from Ivo Caric  which is exported as far away as California.
Ploski Plovac from Ivo Caric, which is exported as far away as California.
Stasa Cafuta Trcek
Promotion of the island's wines has increased in tempo with the formation of the Hvar Wine Assocation in 2010, which has actively promoted the wines of its members, as well as looking to engage wine tourists through programmes such as Hvar Wine Time Traveller.
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