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Zinfandel's wine roots to bear tourism fruit in Kastela, Croatia Special

Kastel Stafilic - The origins of one of America's best-known grape varieties are enjoying a comeback in Dalmatia, as the Croatian wine story takes another step forward.

Angela Muir MW assesses Croatian wine scene after Zagreb Vinocom Special

Zagreb - One of the world's leading wine experts is just back from a week in Croatia after Zagreb Vinocom. Master of Wine Angela Muir shared her thoughts on the Croatian wine scene.

Grabovac shines as all things Imotski impress in Dalmatia Special

Imotski - The relatively undiscovered wine region of Imotski is next on the list of the Zagreb Vinocom international press trip around Croatia.

Zagreb Vinocom press trip discovers the wines of Hvar, Croatia Special

Hvar - The international press trip ahead of Zagreb Vinocom continues with a visit to the winemakers of Croatia's premier island of Hvar.

Croatian wine, culture in Rome: Interview with cultural attache Special

Rome - Promoting foreign wine and culture in Rome is no easy task, but steady progress is being made in one quarter. Digital Journal meets the Croatian Cultural Attache.

Master of Wine gets to work on Hvar: Interview with Jo Ahearne MW Special

Jelsa - The wine scene in Croatia received a boost this autumn as former Harrods head wine buyer Jo Ahearne moved to Hvar to make her own wine. Digital Journal went to meet her.

Hvar's PZ Svirce earns organic wine gold in Mundus Vini, Germany

Hvar - The renaissance of Hvar wines in Croatia continues, with more international recognition in the form of organic gold in Germany.

Master of Wine Jo Ahearne picks 1st Hvar grapes with Andro Tomic

Jelsa - After moving to Croatia's premier island, Master of Wine Jo Ahearne picks her first grapes on a journey to produce quality Hvar wine.

Interview with new Vinistra President Nikola Benvenuti in Croatia Special

Pula - The association of winemakers in Istria, Croatia has a new president. Digital Journal went to meet him in Pula to learn more of his plans.

Dalmatian hedonist Andro Tomic puts on Vela Gospa show on Hvar

Jelsa - Andro Tomic, arguably Croatia's most charismatic winemaker, serves up a holiday treat for Vela Gospa on the island of Hvar.

Tourism Minister Darko Lorencin visits Vinski Podrum in Split Special

Split - From Game of Thrones filming location to wine fair, the impressive cellars of a Roman Emperor's palace in Croatia showcase their diversity.

Dalmacija Wine Expo 2014: Interview with organiser Zoran Paunovic Special

Split - Croatian wine is on the rise, and this year's Dalmacija Wine Expo will take place in Split for the first time. An interview with organiser Zoran Paunovic.

Wines of Croatia: Tomic vineyard on Hvar best in Central Dalmatia

Jelsa - He was the face of Croatian EU integration with the Prosek scandal, and now it is the vineyards of Andro Tomic in the news.

Rise of Slovenian and Croatian wine: Interview with a wine expert Special

Zagreb - As Vinocom 2013 opens in Zagreb, this Digital Journalist meets a Slovenian wine expert with an insight into the region's wine potential.

Hvar wines among the medals, as Sabatina 2013 ends in Croatia Special

Hvar - With the emergence of Croatian wine on the international scene, the focus shifted to the island of Hvar for Sabatina 2103.

Game of Thrones to wine: Roman emperor's cellars in Split Croatia Special

Split - Split's incredible tourist season continues into mid-October in the impressive 4th century basement of Emperor Dioceltian's palace.

Promoting Croatia wine tourism: Hvar launches Wine Time Traveller

Hvar - Croatia's wine tradition dates back thousands of years, and a new initiative on Hvar allows visitors to sample that rich wine heritage.

Top Croatian wine growers complete Grand Cro tour on Hvar Special

Hvar - The latest promotion of quality Croatian wines took place on Hvar last night with the final leg of the Grand Cro wine tour.

Wines in Croatia: Tomic plants 1st organic Plavac Mali on N. Hvar Special

Hvar - With EU entry just months away, the Hvar wine story continues, as Andro Tomic plants the first organic Plavac Mali on northern Hvar.

Croatian wine at Decanter 2012: Hvar's Zlatan Otok takes 3 awards

Hvar - More good news for the Hvar wine industry, as leading producer Zlatan Otok scoops three awards at the Decanter awards in London.

Othmar Stäheli heads Swiss wine delegation to Hvar Special

Hvar - Hvar's wines continue to impress with the successful visit of a group of 20 wine experts from Switzerland, including the country's leading wine writer.

Improving Croatian wines to bring new dimension with EU entry Special

Its vineyards produced the ancestor of Zinfandel, and its modern vintages are attracting international attention and awards. As Croatia enters the EU in 2013, European wine consumers will have several new exciting options.
 

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Dalmatia is a safe and family-friendly destination  whose beaches are one of its main attractions. K...
Dalmatia is a safe and family-friendly destination, whose beaches are one of its main attractions. Kastela, which is nestled between two UNESCO World Heritage sites, has 18km of coastline.
Jagul Wine Cellar in the heart of Imotski centre is one of the best preserved komobas in the region ...
Jagul Wine Cellar in the heart of Imotski centre is one of the best preserved komobas in the region, and home to the Glavota range of wines.
Jagul Wine Cellar
Hvar Wine Association president Ivana Krstulovic Caric has been a driving force for promoting the Hv...
Hvar Wine Association president Ivana Krstulovic Caric has been a driving force for promoting the Hvar wine story since becoming president in 2012. Here she presents the island's wines at the Tomic winery in Jelsa.
The indigenous wines of Croatia have been an important theme on the trip  including Bogdanusa from C...
The indigenous wines of Croatia have been an important theme on the trip, including Bogdanusa from Caric, which was discovered at the 2013 BIWC in Sofia by British wine writer Jamie Goode, where it won a silver medal.
Caric winery
There was a strong Dalmatian wine presence  as well as representation from the rest of Croatia
There was a strong Dalmatian wine presence, as well as representation from the rest of Croatia
The new organic Plavac Mali vineyards of Andro Tomic on Hvar  voted the best in Central Dalmatia for...
The new organic Plavac Mali vineyards of Andro Tomic on Hvar, voted the best in Central Dalmatia for 2013.
Bastijana
The sandy vineyards of Lumbarda on Korcula  where Grk is produced.
The sandy vineyards of Lumbarda on Korcula, where Grk is produced.
Dusan Jelic
Central Imotski from the air  including the fortress  what is often listed as one of the strangest f...
Central Imotski from the air, including the fortress, what is often listed as one of the strangest football stadiums in the world, and the Blue Lake, whose water level varies by 100 metres and even occasionally dried out, at which point a football match is played between the Elves and the Werewolves (see video below).
Imotski Tourist Board
The eco-village of Humac  where Plancic presented his wines
The eco-village of Humac, where Plancic presented his wines
Catherine Hanley pictured at the Tomic winery in Jelsa  with charismatic vintner Andro Tomic  behind
Catherine Hanley pictured at the Tomic winery in Jelsa, with charismatic vintner Andro Tomic behind
The Hvar Wine Assocation  which has had a very successful 12 months  was out in force
The Hvar Wine Assocation, which has had a very successful 12 months, was out in force
Zlatan Otok is Hvar s premier wine producer
Zlatan Otok is Hvar's premier wine producer
Zlatan Otok
The Grabovac family  true pioneers of wine production in the Imotski region. Brothers Nikola and Mil...
The Grabovac family, true pioneers of wine production in the Imotski region. Brothers Nikola and Milan on the left, father Ante, and winemaker cousin Mislav Marsic.
G.E.T. Report
The 2014 vintage in Dalmatia has been poor due to the unseasonal rains  and grape selection has requ...
The 2014 vintage in Dalmatia has been poor due to the unseasonal rains, and grape selection has required considerable skill.
Tomic Winery
With 18km of coast  nestled between 2 UNESCO towns  a Game of Thrones filmset  an international airp...
With 18km of coast, nestled between 2 UNESCO towns, a Game of Thrones filmset, an international airport and marina on the doorstep, rich heritage and the birthplace of Zinfandel, is the future of Kastela looking bright?
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The best Crljenak producers pose for the media.
The best Crljenak producers pose for the media.
The main Imotski wine presentation was held in the presentation room of the Imota winery  once the s...
The main Imotski wine presentation was held in the presentation room of the Imota winery, once the second largest winery in former Yugoslavia.
Ana Rogac
Othmar Stäheli tastes the 2011 Tomic Opolo  declaring he had never expected to find such a quality ...
Othmar Stäheli tastes the 2011 Tomic Opolo, declaring he had never expected to find such a quality rose in Croatia
The Red Lake  which along with its blue counterpart  are the main attractions in Imotski.
The Red Lake, which along with its blue counterpart, are the main attractions in Imotski.
Imotski Tourist Board

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