Vinart Grand Tasting 2023.

The 8th Vinart Grand Tasting Festival 2023 held at Lauba on March 3rd and 4th, with its numerous exhibitors and visitors, powerfully demonstrated that the turbulent past years have not diminished the enthusiasm of Croatian winemakers. In fact, one could say that the energy and motivation with which they presented their wines and sparkling wines to visitors and to our magazine was proof that they have had time this year to "regroup" in their ranks to be more prepared and offer a richer selection after the pandemic normalization. Many of them have used the time to renew and expand their vineyards, cellars, and modernize their wineries. Many have begun planting new and autochthonous varieties, as well as creating interesting blends and sparkling wines.

The atmosphere was more than welcoming, and everyone, whether owner or representative, gladly took the time to present their work and effort to anyone who wanted to learn more about the wine they were tasting. The overall impression was that everyone is extremely proud of their tradition and varieties, as well as the family involvement they invest in their business, so we, as a magazine that aims to represent that tradition and history, felt right at home. Thanks to the mentioned warm and friendly atmosphere, we made sure to create a detailed report on each of them: to talk, photograph the exhibition space and bottles (which will be listed under their profiles in the Wineries category), and make an exclusive report on this year's edition of Vinart Grand Tasting.

The representation of grape varieties at this year's Vinart Grand Tasting festival:

Exhibitors listed in alphabetical order:

Ante Sladić Vino

Vinarija Ante Sladić presents itself exclusively with the assortment of the Dalmatian hinterland of Skradin. They have white wines of the debit and maraština varieties, and red wines of the lasina and plavić varieties. They sell their wines in restaurants and in their own winery, and export to Europe and the USA.

Antunović

75% of their grape varieties consist of white wines (graševina, chardonnay, zeleni silvanac, muškat ottonel, and plemenka), while 25% are red wines (crni pinot, cabernet franc, and cabernet sauvignon). Their market and production philosophy is that of a "boutique winery," producing high-quality wines in small batches for true wine enthusiasts.

Badel 1862

Tina Klepac presents Badel company, Korlat winery, Vinoplod winery from Šibenik, agricultural cooperative Svirče on Hvar, and Daruvar winery. They present a range of ten wines from the 2021 and 2022 harvests, as well as older vintages from 2016 and 2018. The expected annual production at Korlat winery is around 300,000 liters of wine. They sell their wines mainly in restaurants - HoReCa, but also in retail. They export mostly to the region, but also to overseas countries such as Canada, the United States, Japan, and China. Regenerate response

Baraka

Filip Karlo Baraka presents Baraka Winery from Šibenik, which produces wines from the varieties of debit, maraština, as well as a blend of debit, trnjak and maraština, as well as babić, rosé from plavina, babića and lasina, and some international varieties. They sell their wines in restaurants and retail stores. Their annual production is around 30,000 bottles of wine, and they export throughout Europe.

Barun

Joseph-Stephane Špoljar Marundić, from the Barun winery in Krašić, Plešivica region, presents his winery with their five sparkling wines - Elegance made from the manzoni grape variety, Rose made from pinot noir, a black sparkling wine aged for five years on the yeast, and their new 100+ sparkling wine from a vineyard over 100 years old, which is a blend of 12 varieties, with longer maceration and aged for four years on the yeast. Their portfolio also includes chardonnay sur lie, manzoni still wine, and black pinot. Their annual production is around 50,000 bottles, of which about 70% are sparkling wines. They sell their wines in restaurants, hotels, wine shops, and in their own winery, and export to the Czech Republic, Austria, and Taiwan.

Benvenuti

Nikola Benvenuti presents Benvenuti winery with indigenous Istrian varieties of malvazija and teran. They have two variations of malvazija, one fresh from stainless steel and the other from a 70-year-old vineyard, macerated and aged for a year in large barrels. Their annual production is around 120,000 bottles of wine on 22 hectares of vineyards. They mainly sell in restaurants and in their own winery. They export 30% of their production to Europe and America.

Bire

Representative of Bire winery from the island of Korčula, owned by Frane Milina, presents us with the indigenous grk variety, specific in the fact that it is a unisexual variety - it has only female flowers and requires a pollinator. In addition to the mentioned variety, they also produce plavac mali, rosé, rosé sparkling wine, and a fresh variation of grk aged with flor from specific locations. Their annual production is around 40,000 bottles of wine. The wines are mainly sold in restaurants, with around 20% of the production being sold in their own winery.

Buhač

Ivan Buhač, owner of Buhač winery from Ilok, presents us with wines of graševina, sauvignon, chardonnay, traminac, and merlot varieties. Their annual production is around 200,000 liters of wine, which is mostly produced for the domestic market. Wine sales are equally represented in restaurant and in-house sales.

Carić

Ljubomir Makjanić presents the Carić winery from the island of Hvar. They present eight different wines made from fresh bogdanuša, fresh pošip, a blend of pošip, bogdanuša and prč, and aged plavac and a blend of plavac and cabernet. Their annual production is between 50,000 and 60,000 bottles of wine, mostly sold in restaurants.

Coletti - Kolarić

Franjo Kolarić from Coletti Winery, Plešivica, presents their wines in rosé and white variants. They produce wines aged for one year in Georgian amphorae. Pinot Gris is the main variety of the winery. Their annual production is around 100,000 bottles, 20% of which is sparkling wine. Sales are primarily in restaurants in Croatia.

Coronica

Representative of the Coronica winery says that depending on the production method and aging, they produce two Istrian malvasia wines, fresh and aged, each of which best reflects the characteristics of this white variety. Our pride among red wines is Gran Teran, a wine of true Istrian character produced from the autochthonous Istrian variety.

Cossetto Alfredo

The Cossetto family presented two Malvasia wines and one aged Chardonnay on lees, as well as a blend of black grape varieties and Teran for tasting. They expect to sell around 60,000 bottles of wine per year, mostly in restaurants and export to Germany, Italy, and neighboring countries.

Crvik

Petar Crvik, the owner of Crvik Winery from Konavle with a wine cellar over 100 years old, presents us with wines of the varieties merlot, malvazija dubrovačka and a blend of merlot, plavac mali and cabernet sauvignon. Their annual wine production is around 40,000 bottles. They mostly sell their wines in restaurants.

Damjanić

Damjanić vina from Fuškulin near Poreč present themselves with 5 labels: sparkling wine made from malvasia and chardonnay, white pinot, fresh malvasia from the 2022 harvest, a blend of Borgonja and Teran, and a blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, Borgonja and Teran. They produce around 100,000 liters of wine annually, sell in restaurants and in their own shop, and export to Montenegro, Austria, Germany, and the USA.

Degrassi

Alen Matolić from the Degrassi winery presents the winery with wines of the malvasia 2021 variety, chardonnay 2019 aged in wooden barrels, and two sparkling wines - chardonnay blac de blanc 2018, aged for two and a half years on yeasts, and a blend of malvasia, chardonnay, and sauvignon. From red wines, they present a cuvée blend of 7 varieties that mature for three and a half years in wooden barrels and about four years in the bottle. They produce 40 wine labels and sell in restaurants, free sale, and export worldwide.

Dobra Berba

Dobra berba d.o.o. has been successfully operating on the Croatian market for several years. Grape processing takes place at the Sv. Jana location, near Jastrebarsko, where the most famous Croatian and world grape varieties are vinified: graševina, Riesling, traminac, Pinot gris, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and frankovka.

Domaine Koquelicot

Olivier Ertzbischoff from Domaine Koquelicot winery in Gračišće presents the wine varieties chardonnay, one classic edition Belaigra and macerated chardonnay, 2 days of maceration before fermentation - Epicuria. They also produce champagnes from chardonnay - blac de blanc, and rosé from 80% chardonnay and 20% merlot. They present a blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon and teran, as well as a blend of merlot and cabernet sauvignon. Their annual wine production is about 10,000 bottles, and they sell mostly in restaurants in Croatia.

Fiolić

Ana Fiolić presents Fiolić Winery from Zadar with wines of the variety maraština but also autochthonous varieties, producing rosé and red wines. In addition to wines, they also produce liqueurs from dried figs and marasca cherries. Their annual wine production is around 30,000 bottles. They sell their wines in restaurants and hotels and are currently in negotiations for export to America.

Galić

Marija Piper Horvat, marketing director of Galić winery, presented us the young 2022 harvest, which includes wines of the varieties graševina, rose, and sauvignon blanc. Their annual production is 333,000 liters of wine, from 60 hectares of their own vineyards in Kutjevo and Brod wine regions. Sales are mainly in restaurants and on the domestic market, with 18% of production going for export.

Grabovac

Nikola Grabovac iz Vinarije Grabovac iz Imotskog koji predstavlja vinariju pjenušcem od pinota sivog, pinota crnog i chardonnaya, vinima autohtonih sorte – kujundžuša i trnjak 2019., kupažom pet sorti Draga, kupaža četiri sorte Modro Jezero 2017. Očekivana proizvodnja je oko 50 – 100 000 litara vina. Prodaju putem restorana – HoReCa i na kućnom pragu. Izvoze 15% proizvodnje u Njemačku, Austriju i Švicarsku.

Gracin Kiridžija

Mislav Kiridžija from Gracin Kiridžija winery presents rose wine from plavac mali, plavac mali, dingač 2019 and 2020 which has aged for two years in French oak barrels and a blend of Syrah and Babic. They sell through restaurants and direct sales, and export to Canada and Austria.

Grgić

Krešo Vučković presents Grgić winery with wines made from the varieties pošip and plavac mali. They sell their wines in free sale and in restaurants, and export to Europe, Canada, and America.

Griffin Ivančić

Krešimir Ivančić, owner of the Griffin Ivančić winery in Plešivica, presents his winery with five wines and four sparkling wines. The wines include a blend of chardonnay and rizvanac, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, and portugizac. The wines are aged 20 meters below the sea for two to three years, where they mature in a slightly different way. Annual production is 20,000 liters of wine. They sell through HoReCa and export to America, England, Germany, Sweden, and Italy.

Hvar Hills

Hvar Hills winery presents wines of autochthonous Hvar variety bogdanuša, as well as pošip, pošip sur lie, and two plavac varieties – plavac mali aged for one year in barrels and plavac maksimus aged for two years in barrels. Their annual wine production is about 30,000 liters, and they sell their wines in restaurants - HoReCa and in free sale.

Iločki podrumi

Luka Lozanić, the marketing manager at Iločki podrumi, presented us with a selection of white and red wines from Iločki podrumi. Among the white wines, he highlighted chardonnay and graševina, top wines from 2022. He presented wines from the special line Principovac, which is made from grapes harvested from special parts of the Principovac vineyard, including graševina and traminac from 2020, as well as a dessert wine, Predikat Principovac, from the 2017 vintage. Among the red wines, he presented Kapistran crni, a top wine from 2019 made from a combination of cabernet sauvignon and frankovka grapes. The annual production is up to 4,000,000 liters of red and white wine, mostly for the domestic market.

Indijan

Juraj and Ivan Violić, brothers who run the Indijan winery in the village of Potomje on the Pelješac peninsula, present their wines of the varieties rukatac, pošip, plavac, and Dingač Prestige, a selectively harvested wine that is not produced every year. Their annual wine production is around 10,000 liters, which is mainly sold in restaurants and through their own sales.

Ipša

Klaudio Ipša from the Ipša winery presents a sparkling wine made from malvasia, macerated malvasia from 2018 and 2019, macerated gray pinot, and Sant Elena red, which is a blend of refosco and merlot. They expect to produce around 25,000 liters of wine annually, which they sell in restaurants and at their own winery. A significant percentage of sales also comes from exports.

Jagunić

Dominik Jagunić, the owner of Jagunić winery, presents a winery specializing in sparkling wines and skin contact wines. 75% of their total production consists of sparkling wines, while the rest are skin contact wines aged for 5-7 months. Their sparkling wine selection includes rose made from portugizac and black pinot grapes, blanc de noirs, and blac de blanc made from 100% chardonnay. Their skin contact wines are made from traminac, Riesling, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Noir grapes. They sell exclusively to restaurants and wine shops, with an annual production of around 50,000 bottles of wine.

Jakob

Vinarija Jakob presents their sparkling wine made from chardonnay called Mati, two cuvée wines from 2016 and 2017, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and merlot, and syrah from 2017. They sell their wines in restaurants and in free sale.

Jakovac

Ozren Jakovac presents Jakovac winery from Erdut, offering wines made from the grape varieties graševina, chardonnay, sauvignon, and a rose made from cabernet sauvignon. Their red wines include merlot and cabernet sauvignon. They also produce a sparkling wine made from chardonnay using the traditional method, with two years of aging in the bottle. Their wines are sold in restaurants - HoReCa, as well as in retail. They produce around 60,000 liters of wine, and export to neighboring countries and Germany.

Kabola

Vinarija Kabola presents their organic wines from the 2022 selection. They produce malvasia, dry muscat, rose, momjan muscat, and premium wines such as Amfora malvasia, aged malvasia Unica, and teran. Their annual production is 110,000 bottles and they sell their wines in restaurants and export them to 20 different countries.

Kaptol

Vinarija Kaptol presented their new rose wine and a new cuvée vintage from 2020. Among other varieties, they highlighted their high-quality graševina, sauvignon blanc, and semi-sweet graševina. From red wines, they presented a red blend from the 2018 vintage. Their annual production is 65,000 liters of wine. Sales are mostly in restaurants in Zagreb and on the Kvarner coast, but they also have a presence in retail and their own sales.

Kast

Vinarija Kast from Ilok presents a young winery with their premiere harvest from 2022, in which they produced wines of the varieties graševina, traminac, chardonnay, and frankovka. They presented us with graševina from the 2022 harvest, which was aged half the time in stainless steel tanks and half in oak barrels, concrete eggs, and amphoras, giving the wine freshness and strength. The maximum capacity of the winery is up to 100,000 bottles of wine per year.

Katich

Enologist Viktor Zdilar from Katich winery in Imotski presents us with the autochthonous variety of Imotski vineyards - kujundžuša, and among other varieties, pošip, chardonnay, and a blend of chardonnay and sauvignon. For red wines, he presents us with plavac mali from the 2015 harvest and a cuvée of merlot and cabernet sauvignon, to which the indigenous variety trnjak gives a certain percentage. Additionally, the Reserva is the same blend as mentioned, but made from selected grapes and aged for 18 months in barrique barrels. Their annual wine production is 60,000 liters, mostly sold in restaurants.

Kocijan

Andreja Kocijan, representative of Kocijan winery from Međimurje, is showcasing wines of the varieties pošip, sauvignon, traminac, rajnski rizling, cabernet sauvignon, and their premium line Chardonnay Anno Bona. The winery owns 10 hectares of vineyards from which they expect a yield of around 80,000 liters of wine. They sell their wines in restaurants, in their own winery, and export nine varieties of wine throughout Europe.

Kopjar

Vinarija Kopjar presents a cross-section of their complete production. Among the varieties, they have sauvignon, graševina, rajnski rizling, and chardonnay. They also produce blends of these varieties, as well as a line of sparkling wines and red wines - rose from black pinot, black pinot, and cabernet sauvignon. Their annual production is around 60-70,000 liters. They sell 90% through HoReCa and export to Germany and England.

Korta Katarina

Vinarija Korta Katarina presents wines from indigenous varieties pošip and plavac mali. Their annual production is around 60,000 bottles of wine, sold in restaurants and through retail, and exported to 15 countries worldwide.

Kosovec

Vinarija Kosovec from Popovača presents their wines made from the varieties škrlet, chardonnay, zweigelt, and frankovka. Their annual production is between 15 and 20,000 bottles per year. They sell their wines in restaurants, but also export them to the USA, Canada, Singapore, Italy, and Germany.

Kostanjevec

Vinarija Kostanjevec is presented by Marko Havaši and winemaker Luka Košćak with sparkling wines made from chardonnay, blanc de blanc, brut natur, sauvignon, premium line fermented graševina with natural yeasts, and cabernet sauvignon 2021 vintage, also from the premium line and aged for 12 months in oak barrels. They sell wines in restaurants but also within their winery.

Kraljevski vinogradi

Zoran Pantalon, director of Kraljevski Vinogradi, presents wines of the varieties pošip, plavac, crljenak, and žilavka. Their annual production is around 150,000 liters of wine, which they sell in restaurants through HoReCa and also export to the United States, Japan, Iceland, Austria, and Germany.

Kurtalj

Drago Kurtalj from Kurtalj winery in Plešivica presents the winery with still wines of the varieties crni pinot, macerated rajnski rizling, and crni pinot. From the sparkling wines, he presents us with rose made from crni pinot and chardonnay and crni pinot aged for five years on the lees. Their annual production is 17,000 bottles per year, sold exclusively in restaurants.

Kutjevo

Vinarija Kutjevo presents a wide range of wines, among which they highlight De Ghoto graševina, Rose Premium, Maximo Brut sparkling wine, Koria 2017 macerated wine, and Koria Cuvée, a limited edition red wine. Their annual production is around 6,000,000 liters of wine, and their premium line produces about 15,000 bottles, depending on the label. They sell their wines in restaurants - HoReCa and free sale, with a significant proportion of sales coming from exports.

Lagena

Sven Đozo, representative and owner of Lagena winery from Moslavina, owns 6 hectares of vineyards, of which 3 hectares are planted with škrlet, and the rest with pinot blanc, graševina, cabernet sauvignon, and muškat žuti. They produce 65,000 liters of wine annually. He notes that škrlet wines from the Iconic line are aged for 150 days on lees, and he also presents the škrlet vintage 2020 aged in barrels made of their own acacia wood. They sell wines in restaurants and hospitality venues and export mainly to Germany.

Lagradi

Ivan Velikanović from Lagradi winery presents a blend of riesling, manzoni bianco and green sylvaner, as well as the varieties chardonnay, pinot gris, sauvignon blanc, muscat, traminer and riesling. Their annual production is around 50,000 bottles of wine, sold mainly in restaurants and HoReCa, as well as in recent times in free trade. Export accounts for over 70% of their revenue, with exports mainly to Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, England, the USA and Mexico.

Markus Fine Wines

Slaven Jeličić presents Markus winery with fresh rose, pošip, babić and dingač wines. Their annual production is 100,000 bottles of wine, sold exclusively in restaurants and exported to Austria and Germany.

Matalj

Vinarija Matalj from Serbia presents its wines made from sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, and black tamjanika (a dessert wine), which they are particularly proud of as it is a small production in Serbia and an autochthonous variety. Among the red wines, they present Bukovski cuvée, an authentic blend of autochthonous varieties that have been aged in local oak barrels. They also present Kremen Cabernet Sauvignon and Kremen Kamen, their multi-award-winning super premium wine. They sell their wines in restaurants, wine shops, and also in the retail market.

Matela

Ivan Kovač, owner of Matela winery, presents wines of varieties maraština bijela, pošip, vlaška, and for red wines crljenak, plavac, babica, ninčuša and babić. They sell wines in restaurants and in free trade, and export to America and Europe.

Matošević

Matošević winery presents a fresh 2022 malvazija from Alba stainless steel and a blend of malvazija, chardonnay, and sauvignon blanc called Aura, along with an aged blend of these mentioned varieties. For red wines, they have a fresh teran and an aged blend of merlot, teran, and cabernet sauvignon. They produce around 120,000 bottles of wine annually, with a focus on fresh wines, and malvazija istarska accounts for 60% of their production. If we were to compare fresh and aged wines, 80% would be fresh and 20% aged. They are represented throughout Croatia in restaurants and shops and export worldwide to all continents, which accounts for around 30% of their sales.

Medea

Winery Medea from Vodnjan in southern Istria presents itself with dominant wine varieties - istrian malvasia, teran, merlot and chardonnay. They have vineyards on around 50 hectares, with a production of up to 400,000 liters of wine per year, producing domestic indigenous, but also world wine varieties. They introduce us to Medea wines that consist of medea malvasia, medea chardonnay, Medea Rose, Medea Merlot, Medea Teran and Medea Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as the sparkling wine Medea Malvasia Brut. Malvasia Brut sparkling wine is made from malvasia using the Charmat method and is very dry, therefore not recommended to be paired with sweet notes. Their wines can be found in restaurant sales - HoReCa and in their own sales, which are mostly oriented towards the domestic market.

Meneghetti

Filip Božić from Meneghetti Winery in Istrian town of Bale presents a winery with 10 labels, producing multiple varieties of malvazija, chardonnay, and white pinot from which they make aged wine and sparkling wine. For red wines, they offer a blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, and cabernet franc. The annual production is around 150,000 liters of wine on approximately 7 hectares of vineyards. They sell wines in restaurants, wine shops, and in their own winery. They export to regional countries, as well as to Austria, Germany, and the Benelux countries.

Milas

Tomislav Milas, a representative of the family-owned boutique winery Milas from Ljubuški in Bosnia and Herzegovina, introduces us to wines made from indigenous grape varieties žilavka, blatina, merlot, and trnjak. Their annual production is around 40,000 bottles of wine, which are sold to restaurants, hotels, and various wine shops.

Palčić

Leonardo Palčić from the Leonardo Palčić Wine winery in Novigrad comes from Dajla, which is located between Novigrad and Umag, and presents wines made from malvasia grape varieties from 2021 and 2022, as well as sparkling wine, merlot, and teran from 2022. They have around 12 vineyards in their plantations. They primarily sell through retail and export to Italy.

Pavičić

Mirko Pavičić presents Pavičić winery that produces indigenous grape varieties such as bogdanuša, pošip, plavac mali, and parč, which is very rare on the island of Hvar. They produce 12 wine labels, 3 variations of bogdanuša; fresh, barrel-aged, and aged on lees, as well as a few versions of pošip; fresh and barrel-aged. They mostly sell their wines in restaurants and produce around 30,000 liters of wine annually.

Petrač

Nenad Surla from the Petrač winery showcases the winery with their red wines made from cabernet sauvignon and merlot grape varieties. He notes that these are their main products. They also present rosé sparkling wines made from the mentioned varieties, as well as their traditional graševina and chardonnay. Sales are predominantly in restaurants and wine shops, and they export to London, Israel, and Austria.

Pilato

Sanjin Pilato from Istria presents his winery Pilato, whose production mainly consists of malvasia, white pinot, chardonnay, and sauvignon. From the red varieties, they produce merlot, teran, cabernet, and a blend of teran and merlot. They produce around 80,000 bottles of wine annually on about 16 hectares of vineyards. Sales are primarily through restaurants - HoReCa, and they export to England, Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.

Plančić

Magdalena Plančić represents the Braća Plančić winery, which produces white, rosé, and red wines from indigenous grape varieties of the island of Hvar. The whites are bogdanuša and parč, while the reds and rosés are plavac mali and darnekuša. Their annual production is around 75,000 bottles and 9 wine labels. They sell in restaurants and catering establishments - HoReCa. They export to neighboring countries as well as Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Switzerland.

Podrum Mladina

Danijel Čarušić, director of Mladina, points out that the winery is a family business and is an old cult winery that is nearly 300 years old. They present rosé made from merlot, cabernet, and some portugizac, pinot gris, fresh sauvignon, and a blend of riesling, pinot gris, and traminer. Their annual production is 50,000 bottles of still wine and 20,000 bottles of sparkling wine. Sales are exclusively through restaurants - HoReCa. They export to Switzerland, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Scandinavia.

Poletti

Lore Dana, owner of the Poletti winery from the Istrian town of Žnjan, emphasizes that the winery owns about 10 hectares of vineyards and produces 7 labels, which they sell in their own cellar as well as in restaurants throughout Croatia. They produce around 40,000 liters of wine annually.

Preiner

The Preiner winery from Međimurje, owned by Nenad Preiner, showcases wines made from grape varieties such as pušipel, pušipel sur lie, muscat, sauvignon, and silvanac zeleni. They emphasize that they are most proud of their Pušipel Sur Lie, whose entire production was sold to Scandinavia. Their annual production is over 30,000 liters, and they sell their wines in restaurants and retail. Exports are mainly to Europe.

Prelac

Prelac Winery from Momjan presents sparkling wine, aged malvasia, muscat, and refosco. They own around 10 hectares of vineyards, where they produce about 50,000 liters of wine annually. They sell their wines in restaurants and through retail.

Protner

Boštjan Protner from the Joannes Protner winery in Maribor held a workshop called "Vertical of Ten Rieslings" at the festival and introduces us to riesling, the main grape variety of the Joannes Protner winery. Their sales consist of 30% exports, with the rest being sold in Slovenia in restaurants and their own winery. In addition to riesling, they also produce other Styrian varieties such as sauvignon, chardonnay, pinot noir, pinot gris, and so on. Their annual production is around 50,000 liters of wine.

Prović

Monika Prović from the Prović winery presents a winery with some of its products made from indigenous varieties such as zlatarica and trnjak. They also produce wines from varieties such as pošip, plavac mali, and chardonnay. They sell some of their wines in the winery but also to restaurants - HoReCa, and export to Switzerland and America.

Puhelek Purek

Ivana Puhelek from the Puhelek Purek winery in Sveti Ivan Zelina presents their wines made from sauvignon and kraljevina grape varieties, from which they also produce Kraljica sparkling wine and rosé. The expected annual production is around 50,000 liters of wine. They sell in restaurants - HoReCa, and are currently focused only on the domestic market.

Režek

Damir Režek from the Agro Damir Drago Režek winery in Plešivica presents his winery with wines made from green silvanac, sauvignon, chardonnay, and pinot noir grape varieties. They are most proud of their pinot noir, and the highest production is achieved with green silvanac. Their annual production is around 2 wagons of wine. Most of their sales are through restaurants and their own winery.

Ritoša

Ana Ritoša from the Ritoša winery presents wines from their vineyard, which spans an area of about 3.5 hectares. They produce 10 wine labels from 5 grape varieties, and their annual capacity is 25,000 liters of wine. She notes that the entire family is personally involved in all aspects of production. They sell their wines in restaurants and their own winery, and also export to America.

Rizman

Salvador Mandarić presents Rizman winery, located in the Komarna wine region, with wines made from the varieties pošip, tribidrag, and plavac. The entire winery is based on organic production, and all wines are certified organic. They produce around 65,000 bottles of wine annually, selling exclusively in restaurants, with a small portion also being exported.

Rossi

Marko Rossi from the Rossi winery presents the winery with malvasia from 2021 and 2022, rosé from the 2022 harvest, and Moro, which is a blend of black grape varieties merlot, teran, and cabernet sauvignon from the 2021 harvest. The expected annual production is 115,000 bottles of wine, selling in restaurants - HoReCa, as well as in retail. They export to neighboring countries, Germany, and England.

Saint Hills

Saint Hills Winery presents the wine Mala Nevina, which is a blend of malvasia and chardonnay, then Frenchie, a blend of sauvignon blanc and semillon, Le Chiffre - a new chardonnay aged in French oak barrels, Sv. Roko - plavac mali, and Black - a blend of plavac mali from Komarna and plavac from Dingač. The annual production is around 130,000 bottles of wine, selling in restaurants and retail, and exporting to America.

San Mauro

OPG San Mauro offers wines of various varieties such as: dry momjan muscat, semi-sweet momjan muscat, fresh malvasia, and cuvée blends of red and white varieties like rose wine Melita, a blend between terrano refosco, momjan muscat and rose muscat. OPG San Mauro presents varietal wine Rose Muscat for tasting, and for the first time, they present Vermouth based on momjan muscat. Their best-selling wine is Momjan Muscat: dry, semi-sweet, or made from dried grapes. The representative of OPG San Mauro says that sales are predominantly for the domestic market, and their annual production is around 40,000 bottles of wine.

Šember

Nikola Šember is a representative of the Šember winery, which is predominantly based on the production of sparkling wines, but they also have macerated wines and organic production in their portfolio. The total production is about 60,000 bottles per year on over 6 hectares of vineyards. They market their wines to restaurants and hotels.

Skaramuča

Dingač Skaramuča Winery presents wines made from grape varieties such as rosé, pošip, plavac mali, and dingač, as well as young pošip from 2022. They sell their wines in restaurants and retail sales. They export to countries in Australia, America, and Europe. Their annual production is around 35,000 bottles of wine.

Sladić Marko

Vinarija Ante Sladić presents itself exclusively with the assortment of the Dalmatian hinterland of Skradin. They have white wines of the debit and maraština varieties, and red wines of the lasina and plavić varieties. They sell their wines in restaurants and in their own winery, and export to Europe and the USA.

Štampar

David Štampar from Štampar Winery presents wine varieties such as pušipel, pinot gris, sauvignon, muscat yellow, and sparkling wine Urban White. They have around 14 hectares of their own vineyards, producing about 80,000 liters of wine. They sell their wines in restaurants and at their own estate, and export to Germany, the USA, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, and neighboring countries.

Stina

Vinarija Stina produces wines of the varieties pošip, vugava, chardonnay, plavac mali, and tribidrag. Their expected annual production is around 300,000 liters of wine, which they distribute to restaurants and in free sale, and export to all European countries, as well as the US, Hong Kong, Japan, and China.

Tilia Estate

Tilia Estate winery from Slovenia presents their 2021 classic method Rose sparkling wine made from the chardonnay and pinot noir grape varieties. As for their fresh wines, they offer Zelen, an indigenous Slovenian variety, as well as pinot gris and sauvignon blanc. All grape varieties are written in lowercase letters.

Tomaz

Antonio Tomaz presented us with the Tomaz winery from Istria with their indigenous grape varieties - malvazija and teran, as well as sauvignon and white muscat from 2022 harvest. They also produce two sparkling wines from teran, a rose and a white sparkling wine. They have four lines aged in oak barrels of malvazija, teran, merlot, and black malvazija - an old Italian variety that they have revitalized. The annual production is 150,000 bottles of wine. They sell in restaurants - HoReCa and at their winery.

Toreta

Tošić

Vinarija Tošić offers wines of the merlot, lasina, and plavina varieties, as well as a cuvée blend consisting of 50% cabernet sauvignon, 25% lasina, and 25% plavina. All wines are aged in Slavonian oak barrique barrels. They also produce white wines and rosé. They sell their wines through direct sales and to restaurants. Their annual production is around 20,000 liters of wine, and a small portion is exported.

Veralda

Vinarija Veralda from Istria, whose ecological production takes place on a total of 25 hectares of vineyards, presents wines of the malvasia variety from which they produce 3 labels, as well as 4 labels of sparkling wines. They make red and rosé wines from the teran and refošk varieties. Their annual production is around 150,000 bottles of wine, which they sell exclusively to restaurants, and they export 30% of their production to northern Europe, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.

Vina DK Dvanajščak Kozol

Vinarija Dvanajščak Kozol (DK) comes from the Međimurje region in the village of Dragoslavec, where they cultivate 11 hectares of vineyards and produce 15 labels. Their main wine varieties are pušipel, sauvignon, pinot noir, traminac, and muscat. The wines are aged in acacia wood barrels. They also produce sparkling wines from the pušipel variety. Their annual production is around 70,000 liters, and they primarily sell wines in restaurants and export to England, the Netherlands, and Belgium.

Laguna

Mia Vukdragović presents the top line of wines Festigia within Agrolaguna, which produces oil, cheese, and wines exclusively with the geographical indication label ZOI Hrvatska Istra. In addition to Festigia wines, they also offer wines from the Vina Laguna winery for everyday enjoyment, with lighter wines and reduced alcohol content, while Festigia wines are a more complex, serious line from select geographical locations. This year, they offer a classic malvasia sparkling wine, fresh malvasia Festigia vintage 2022, and a white pinot Blanc de Moi. Their most award-winning wines are the Castelo Festigia black blend, aged malvasia from a special location in Istria from 2016, and the black blend with teran from 2015, LV Festigia. The Festigia brand representative says they mainly sell to restaurants. Their annual production is around 4.5 million wine bottles. Most of the wine is for the domestic market, while 10% of the production is intended for the foreign market.

Vislander

Jelena Milanović, enologist of Vislander winery from the island of Vis, presents wines of the variety vugava: young vintage from 2022, fresh and aged in barrique barrels vintage from 2021, as well as white and rosé sparkling wines, and four lines of plavac mali. Their annual production is around 150,000 liters of fresh wine and around 10,000 liters of barrique-aged wine. They sell their wines in restaurants and in free sale.

Volarević

Josip Volarević from Volarević winery presents wines of varieties pošip and plavac mali, as well as the autochthonous variety malvazija dubrovačka. They produce sparkling, still, and macerated wines. Their annual production is around 100,000 bottles of wine. They sell exclusively through restaurants – HoReCa, and export 40% to America and Montenegro.

Vuina

Katarina Vuina presents Vuina winery with wines made from plavac, babic, and crljenak grapes, as well as a rose made from crljenak. They sell wines in restaurants and in retail. Their expected annual wine production is around 13,000 bottles, and they also export to Scandinavian countries and the US.

Zlatan Otok

Darko Janković, an agronomy master from the Zlatan Otok winery on Hvar, presents us with magnum and archive wines, among which he highlights the varietal wines: plavac from 2011, crljenak from 2012, Zlatan Babić Barrique from 2012, which is a rarity, and Zlatan Syrah. They also present themselves with young wines of the bogdanuša and pošip varieties, as well as other recognizable varieties of their winery. Their annual production is up to 900,000 liters of wine on a surface area of 180 hectares of their own vineyards. Their sales are mainly restaurant-oriented - HoReCa, and around 35% for the foreign market.

Zlatno Brdo

Goran Matijević, representative of Zlatno Brdo winery from Baranja, presents wines of the varieties graševina, which they make by the method of lees aging, Gold cuvée blend of four varieties, grey pinot of selected harvest, and cabernet sauvignon. They mainly sell their wines in restaurants and wine shops. They produce around 30,000 liters of wine per year.

Frutta

Frutta winery presents wines of the varieties pošip and plavac in different versions. They sell in restaurants and retail stores. Their annual production is around 50-60,000 bottles of wine, which they export to America, Singapore, and Germany.

Vinarija Krajančić

Ivana Krajančić from Vinarija Krajančić in Čara, the island of Korčula, presents wines of the varieties pošip and plavac mali. They produce pošip in various styles, from very fresh, aged, macerated, to sweet, while plavac mali comes in three variations: lighter, more powerful, and sweet plavac mali. They mostly sell to restaurants but also in free sale, and export to Montenegro, France, and America.