Vogue praises three Croatian wine regions: “Move Over, Tuscany”
- by croatiaweek
- in Food & Wine
Croatia has a long history of winemaking and today it has a diverse range of wine-growing regions, each with its own unique climate, soil, and grape varieties.
With 130 indigenous grape varietals and a record haul of three platinum and 16 gold medals at the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards recently, Croatia has been getting more deserved recognition.
The latest has come from the popular Vogue magazine, who has just shone a light on three Croatian wine regions in a text titled; Move Over, Tuscany: Why Croatia’s Wine Regions Should Be on Your Radar.
In the article, written by Julia Eskins, three Croatian wine regions come in for praise.
“Sitting at the southernmost tip of Croatia, the wine region of Konavle is just a 30-minute drive south of Dubrovnik—but feels a world away with its flowing waterfalls, hiking trails, idyllic seaside towns, and family-run farms,” Eskins writes.
The Peljesac Peninsula, which is one of the most famous wine-growing regions in Croatia located in the southern part of the country, and home to some of the country’s most renowned vineyards, also comes in for praise.
One of Croatia’s oldest family-run wineries is singled out by Vogue, Miloš Winery, which has “been producing the full-bodied (Plavac Mali) wine for over 500 years”.
The final region which is spotlighted in the article is Istria.
“Croatia’s north-westernmost region of Istria was previously part of Italy, and that influence is still felt today. In fact, the region has earned the nickname “the new Tuscany” for its bucolic rolling hills dotted with olive groves, vineyards, and forests laden with truffles,” Eskins describes.
A number of family-run wineries in the region are singled out, such as Kabola, Roxanich and Kozlović.
You can read the full article here.