18 March 2019 – The third edition of the Zadar Wine Festival will take place on 6 & 7 April 2019 at Arsenal in Zadar. Before the festival, ’10 days of Restaurants’ will be held from 27 March – 5 April.
Zadar and the Zadar County is currently one of the fastest growing wine regions in Croatia, with more and more winemakers, international awards and big investments in wine production. This has led to the organisation of a top wine festival in Zadar, which for the third consecutive year brings together winemakers, those in the hospitality industry and wine lovers.
The 2019 Zadar Wine Festival will be held under the patronage and support of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Croatia, the City of Zadar, the Zadar County, the Croatian Chamber of Economy, the Zadar Tourist Board and the Zadar County Tourist Board.
The title of “the most serious wine festival in Dalmatia” was earned due to the excellent organisation, wine presentation and delicacies, as well as the rich festival programme.
“This region, throughout the year, but primarily during the tourist season, is a very important market for the sale of wines from small and large producers from all over Croatia, so this festival is a great opportunity for winemakers to present their region’s wines and varieties,” says Ivan Stiblik, organiser of the Zadar Wine Festival and commissioner of the Croatian Sommelier Club for Dalmatia, adding: “It is a well-known fact that those in the hospitality industry have a large selection of wines of different varieties on their wine cards, and this event will help them in their selection.”
During the two festival days in a unique ambience at Zadar Arsenal, the 500-year-old monument of culture that attracts people from all over the world, visitors can expect a host of renowned exhibitors and quality music programme.
At Almayer – Art & Heritage Hotel and the Bastion Hotel, there will be interesting and educational workshops, including Jo Ahearne lecturing on “Champagne and Prosecco”, a presentation of the autochthonous Moslavina variety Škrlet, presentation of the Festigia line by Vina Laguna, a workshop for pairing food and wine, and a presentation of the wines of the Hungarian Villány region.
During the ’10 days of Restaurants’ from 27 March – 5 April, Zadar restaurants will take part by offering a three-course meal with a glass of wine from the Zadar region for 110 kuna.