Wine lovers – jump on board
You are a wine lover? Then Croatia is the perfect place to visit! It is known for its high-quality wines and winemaking flourished in Croatia for centuries through wars and now in peace.
Croatia is a Mediterranean country and the coastline of the Adriatic Sea is not only perfect for sailing but ideal for grape cultivation with its hot, humid summers and mild winters. What makes Croatian wines so special? It’s the 3D effect that occurs when the ocean, stone and the sun reflect together on the wine grapes!
In Croatia you will find numerous wineries along its coastline and vineyards that are on UNESCO’s World Heritage list, so start packing your bags and welcome to your vinous sailing journey from the North, Istria, to the South of Dalmatia.
The Coronica winery is located near to the coastal city Umag and part of our land tailor-made wine tour. The Coronica family is an inseparable part of the Istrian terroir, using the indigenous Malvazija and red Teran for its classical-style wines. Just take a bit of red earth and a rock from their vineyards, and you’ll feel the energy and the nature with which they have been endowed.
The Stina winery is located in Bol on Brač Island, where grapevine has been cultivated for more than 500 years. Since the terrain is exceptionally steep, with a slope exceeding 45°, the stone (stina) retaining walls were already built in the ancient times. Stina is the name of their wines and In the Dalmatian dialect, this word means stone, the strongest symbol of the Brač island which has inspired sculptors, painters, poets and authors for centuries.
This winery is situated in Jelsa on the sunniest island in Europe, Hvar. The Tomić family and another 10 people produce up to 150,000 bottles of red, white and rosé wines a year. There you will be most likely hosted by the owner himself, Sebastijan Tomić or his father, Andro Tomić and the stunning wine tasting venue, buried in stone below the winery and modelled on ancient Roman dining rooms will leave you wanting more.
Korta Katarina winery
The Korta Katarina estate is located in the small coastal town of Orebić at the Pelješac peninsula in southern Croatia. The Dingac and Postup regions of the Pelješac peninsula produce wines that are rich in flavor and high in both alcohol and tannins. Education about Croatian wine, food and culture has always been part of their philosophy.
Zlatan Otok winery
If you are looking for a real seaside adventure you really must visit the restaurant Bilo Idro in Sv. Nedilja, Hvar. It is the home of Zlatan Otok winery and the place you will find the freshest and most delicious local food, perfect combined with awarded Plavac Mali wines. The restaurant has an awesome underground wine cellar with an underwater view. Maybe it is hard to get there but it is true enjoyment to be there.
The winery is found in Terstenik on the Peljesac peninsula in Croatia and the grapes for their excellent wines are used only from the best vineyards from the region Peljesac and Korcula. All wines made in Grgić Vina have been judged to be ”vrhunska vina” (top premium wines) and Miljenko Grgić has received countless gold medals for his Pošip and Plavac Mali.
Everyone wants to take something with them after the most amazing vacation, something to share, remember and to enjoy. The Sailing Place wine chest is the most tasty and perfect souvenir.
Croatia now produces up to 700 wines and we have chosen the 6 most favoured wines for you!
After this vinous adventure you will lean back, uncap one of the bottles of wine you have collected on your land or sea tailor-made wine tour and give a cheer to the best holiday you ever had! Let’s drink to that!