Wine, the most delightful of drinks — whether we owe it to Noah, who planted the vine, or to Bacchus, who pressed juice from the grape, goes back to the childhood of the world.” ~Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, The Physiology of Taste

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Croatia is a nation of islands. More than a thousand isles, keys and peninsulas dot the aquamarine waters along its Adriatic shores. It’s also a land of vineyards, with more than 300 geographically defined wine districts corralled into an area roughly the size of the state of West Virginia.

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Croatia is all about diversity! Diversity of geography, grape and terroir. It is about being surprised that there is a world class Pinot Noir being produced not more than 25 miles west of the capital, Zagreb, at the Korak winery, which lies in the Croatian Uplands region of Plešivica hills.

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Croatian wines are simply delightful and their variety and deep flavour have been impressing  visitors to Croatia since the times of the ancient Greeks.

The ideal conditions for viniculture in this region were recognized by the Greeks and Romans, who produced wine often in the same places, and with similar types of grapes, as today’s vineyards.

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