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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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The Kovac winery included some unusual touches  part of the charm and diversity of the Dalmatian win...
The Kovac winery included some unusual touches, part of the charm and diversity of the Dalmatian wine story, where most producers are following family traditions and still finding their way.
Kabaj Winery  Brda in Slovenia.
Kabaj Winery, Brda in Slovenia.
Stasa Cafuta Trcek
The wine presentation took place on one of Rome s most exclusive restaurants.
The wine presentation took place on one of Rome's most exclusive restaurants.
Ines Sprem
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
The second day  attended by Digital Journal  was well attended
The second day, attended by Digital Journal, was well attended
Happier times: Gomez is flanked by director Tomislav Tukic  right  and fellow young winemaker  Ivan ...
Happier times: Gomez is flanked by director Tomislav Tukic, right, and fellow young winemaker, Ivan Protega.
Plancic Winery
If a winery could wine an award for location  there would be few to beat the Jako Vino winery on the...
If a winery could wine an award for location, there would be few to beat the Jako Vino winery on the fabled waterfront in Bol on the island of Brac.
The inviting Adriatic in Kastela.
The inviting Adriatic in Kastela.
Vinistra President Nikola Benvenuti (left) with Digital Journal.
Vinistra President Nikola Benvenuti (left) with Digital Journal.
Benvenuti winery
Magdalena and Sasa Senjkovic (centre  right) with journalist Ana Rogac. One of only three wineries o...
Magdalena and Sasa Senjkovic (centre, right) with journalist Ana Rogac. One of only three wineries on Brac, Senjkovic has established itself as one of Croatia's most exciting wineries in just five years.
Ana Rogac
One of Croatia s leading producers  Korta Katarina in Orebic.
One of Croatia's leading producers, Korta Katarina in Orebic.
Stasa Cafuta Trcek
The most famous tree in Sveta Nedjelja and symbol of Zlatan Otok
The most famous tree in Sveta Nedjelja and symbol of Zlatan Otok
Zlatan Otok
Visitors were free to roam through the rest of the impressive Diocletian cellars  dating back 1700 y...
Visitors were free to roam through the rest of the impressive Diocletian cellars, dating back 1700 years
Staša Cafuta Trček   editor of The Third Wine  at home among the vines.
Staša Cafuta Trček , editor of The Third Wine, at home among the vines.
Stasa Cafuta Trcek
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
The best Crljenak producers pose for the media.
The best Crljenak producers pose for the media.
The first wine cooperative in Dalmatia in Bol has been transformed by the Stina project in the last ...
The first wine cooperative in Dalmatia in Bol has been transformed by the Stina project in the last five years.
The traditional konoba of Pinjata in Vrboska is one of Dalmatia s most authentic tasting experiences...
The traditional konoba of Pinjata in Vrboska is one of Dalmatia's most authentic tasting experiences.