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Dalmatia sea, sun and traditional wines

Dalmatia sea, sun and traditional wines

Dalmatia has a centuries-old tradition of viticulture and winemaking. It produces top quality white and red wines of indigenous varieties. Traditional wines from Dalmatia go well with traditional dishes, with magical summer sunsets and countless gatherings with friends.

Grape harvests take place in September. You can take part in the harvest and in the wine production itself. Afterwards, as a souvenir you can bring a wine in the creation of which you yourself have contributed.

Some of the most famous traditional wines are: “Plavac mali”, “Dingač”, “Postup”, “Babić”, “Pošip”, “Faros”, “Debit”, “Malvazija” or “Žlahtina”. There is also the inevitable “Prošek”, an extremely sweet dessert wine.

About the Traditional Dalmatian Wines

The king of Croatian wines “Dingač” is certainly first on the list of the best traditional wines. This top quality traditional red wine comes from the autochthonous variety “Plavac Mali”. It got the name after the locality Dingač on the Pelješac peninsula. The most internationally known autochthonous Croatian wine variety is “Plavac mali”, which goes well with meat dishes under the baking lid, or homemade Dalmatian prosciutto.

Wine was produced on the island of Hvar while the island was still a Greek colony. Hence, this red wine variety “Plavac Mali” got the name after the ancient Greek name for Hvar – “Faros”. “Pošip” is a white wine of the autochthonous variety that grows on the sunny island of Korčula.

Babić” is a red wine created from the autochthonous grape variety of the same name. It got the name after the family that produces this wine. Thus, this variety thrives best on sparse, rocky soil in the area above Primošten, the so-called Primošten terraces.

The sweet dessert wine “Prošek” will go well with some of the traditional Dalmatian cakes or desserts. Also, according to a legend, the Roman emperor Diocletian produced the same wine.

Lastly, walks through the vineyards are very popular, combined with wine tastings and tasting the offer of indigenous cuisine – wine and walk! Come and enjoy the sun, sea and traditional wines of Dalmatia

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About The Author

Suzana Dujić

I come from a small town located deep in Slavonia, but from a young age I was always obsessed with traveling to new places. Every summer I would go to the sea with my family and we would travel all over the Croatian coast and inland. Nostalgia has brought me here to write to you about all my experiences in my country, the wonderful places you can visit and the things you can do in every part of it. I hope my blog will inspire you to visit Croatia and encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and visit new wonderful places!

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