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.
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?
Presenting the wines of Croatia in Rome in October. Croatian Ambassador Damir Grubisa, Franco Ricci, President of Bibenda, Paolo Lauciani and Alessandro Scorcone, the official sommelier of Palazzo Chigi.
One of Croatia's leading producers, Korta Katarina in Orebic.
Stasa Cafuta Trcek
Digital Journal interviews Andro Tomic earlier this month
While wine was the focus, there were other products on offer, such as Croatia's famous cheeses and olive oils