Croatian Wine Producers

06 Apr 2017, 17:51 PM

"The first seedlings were made by professor Kozina and me in Zagreb, there were 35 vines we chose as first grade. I sent them to my father in Pridvorje and he planted them. Then we waited for two and a half years so we can reproduce them. Those grafts are the origin of 95% of vines in Konavle!"

03 Apr 2017, 15:36 PM

“It was a purely hobbyist story, even our decision to cultivate Pošip was based on arguments we made in our almost teenage stories."

01 Apr 2017, 21:19 PM

"It would be pointless for this vineyard to be chemically polluted, especially since not a drop of chemicals was ever dropped here."

24 Mar 2017, 15:59 PM

Branko recalls the grapes from the vineyards were taken to the winery in Opuzen with boats, as well as how he taught himself to drive the small Neretva boat before even learning to swim

21 Mar 2017, 19:28 PM

Continuing our series of interviews with Croatian winemakers called "2 in 8 interviews": Tomislav Bolfan, owner of the Vinski Vrh Winery, (un)disputed world Sauvignon Champion!

All of the interviews in the series are going to be similar, with 8 same questions and 2 questions tailored specifically for each winemaker (those two will be easy to spot, as they will be coloured differently).

17 Mar 2017, 19:28 PM

"My grandfather Niko smeared me with Prošek, made a cross on my head and practically christened me for the first time"

13 Mar 2017, 18:00 PM

Continuing our series of interviews with Croatian winemakers called "2 in 8 interviews": Rikard Petrić, winemaker from the Stina winery, located on the Brač Island.

All of the interviews in the series are going to be similar, with 8 same questions and 2 questions tailored specifically for each winemaker (those two will be easy to spot, as they will be coloured differently).

13 Mar 2017, 13:41 PM

Ilok Cellars managed, together with two or three larger Croatian wineries, to offer supermarket shoppers a high quality wine as a mass product. Hence their contribution to the wine consumption culture in Croatia is exceptionally important

10 Mar 2017, 10:16 AM

Legendary artist of Croatian winemaking, charismatic Andro Tomić, spoke to us about how his love for wines was born and how they became his life road. Tomić Wines, as well as Andro Tomić, have for a reason gained cult status on the domestic wine scene

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Croatian Winemakers

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There are more than 2,600 registered winemakers in Croatia, a phenomenal number for such a small country. The majority of these are not commercial, and produce for their own needs, but more than 500 winemakers are registered to sell their wines. The range of winemaker in Croatia is as diverse as the grape selection - from large coopertives to small family producers - and the personalities are egos provide many a colourful story.

No proper database of Croatian exists in the public domain sadly, and the various wine databases we have had access to have been inaccurate and incomplete. Above is our attempt to rectify that, an ongoing process, and if you see any inaccurate information or a winemaker missing, please contact us on [email protected] and we will rectify things.

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