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.
Vinistra is Croatia's most important wine fair each year.
Winery visited were combined with a walking tour of the historic Imostki town centre, including the famous Red and Blue Lakes.
Andrija Caric, director of PZ Svirce, whose wines continue to impress internationally, with the 2008 Ivan Dolac Barrique recently winning organic gold at Biofach Mundus Vini in Germany.
Plavac Mali from Bura on Peljesac.
Stasa Cafuta Trcek
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
Happier times: Gomez is flanked by director Tomislav Tukic, right, and fellow young winemaker, Ivan Protega.