Home » Food & Wine » More than 40,000 Winemakers Now in Croatia

More than 40,000 Winemakers Now in Croatia

wine

Croatia has over 40,000 winemakers, according to the latest survey conducted by the Croatian Bureau of Statistics…

The survey revealed that there were 41,188 winemakers and that vineyards covered 20,885 hectares of land in Croatia in 2015. The bulk of the land, 18,620 hectares, were covered by high-quality wine grape varieties that are awarded with protected designations of origin (PDO), protected geographical indications (PGI).

Riesling or Grasevina (white wine grape variety) was cultivated on 4,589.9 hectares (24.7%), Plavac Mali, the primary red wine grape grown along Croatia’s Dalmatian coast, was cultivated on 1,697.3 hectares and Malvazija Istarska on 1,683.9 hectares.

73bb82a3-cae5-4d6a-94c4-ad37db5d60c9

Under EU rules, every member state that has more than 500 hectares of vineyards, where production is primarily intended for the market, is required to conduct a survey on the structure of its vineyards every five years.

Share on:
5 / 5 (2 votes)

Sign up to receive the Croatia Week Newsletter

Related Posts

[VIDEO] Croatian Recipes: Kremšnita

“If you have a problem or a disagreement, offer them a kremšnita and everything is forgiven!” is a quote from the people of Samobor, where the Kremšnita is famous in Croatia. Kremšnita, sometimes called Krempita, is a custard cream slice with a puff pastry base. Check out this recipe. Ingredients (serves 6) Puff pastry –...

[PHOTOS] The Longest Table in Croatia

The Longest Table in Croatia – a traditional annual culinary event – has once again taken place in Slavonia. The event takes place in the village of Velika, which is located in the eastern Croatian region of Slavonia, and this weekend hundreds turned out to sample dozens of traditional culinary specialties from all parts of...

New Flavour for Iconic Croatian Domaćica Biscuits

Croatia’s famous Chocolate-coated tea biscuits ‘Domaćica’, which have been a favourite for generations, are now available in a brand new flavour. Made by Kraš, Domaćica has been a permanent figure in kitchens the for 60 years in and outside of Croatia. Now a new limited edition has been released – white chocolate and raspberry. It...

[VIDEO] Easter Recipe – Ham in Bread – Šunka u Kruhu

  With Easter happening this weekend we take a look at one thing found on a lot of tables in Croatian households – Šunka u kruhu, or ham in bread. Check out the recipe below, and video with English subtitles which follows. Ingredients Ham (cooked) – 1kg Flour – 500 g Sugar – 1 tablespoon...

Wine from Croatia’s First Underwater Winery an International Hit

Wine from Croatia’s first underwater winery is proving to be a hit around the world. Edivo winery, which is located in Drače on the Pelješac peninsula in southern Dalmatia, made international news recently when it opened the first underwater winery in Croatia. Since the news spread, demand for Edivo’s unique Navis Mysterium wine, which has...