Croatian wines have scooped 10 gold medals at the world’s largest wine competition.
Croatian wineries have won 10 gold medals at the 2018 World Decanter Awards in London.
More than 270 of the world’s top wine experts gathered in London at the start of May to start judging the 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards. Close to 17,000 wines were judged by 275 international experts with 10 Croatian wines winning gold medals.
Seven Croatia white wines and three reds were among the gold medal winners announced on Tuesday.
Half of the gold medal wines from Croatia were from producers in the Istria region. There was only one from Dalmatia, which was the Posip Nerica from the island of Korcula. Producers in Dalmatinska Zagora, Međimurje, Slavonia and Podunavlje also won gold.
Founded in 2004, the London-based competition now receives entries from over 47 countries worldwide and in 2014 received over 15,000 entries, making it the largest wine competition in the world.
The results of the competition are also published in print in Decanter’s August Edition, which is released in July.