You have arrived in the region where Croatian viticulture and winemaking was born! The international glory enjoyed in the ancient period as a Greek colony in Vis and Hvar rightly gives Central Dalmatia the flattering title of the cradle of Croatian winemaking.
Among the most famous wine varieties from that area are Maraština, Pošip, Vugava, Kujundžuša, Žilavka and Plavac mali. Central Dalmatia has the richest vine variety in Croatia whilst Plavac mali is undoubtedly the leader among red wines, with a proven Croatian autochthonous variety and the most important representative of this region. The best specimens come from Hvar but Brač and Vis also produce excellent Plavac varieties.
The white assortment is led by Pošip as an autochthonous variety whilst Vugava and Bogdanuša are typical island varieties which are grown exclusively on Vis and Hvar. In Kaštela is known Crljenak varieties, today proven the same variety as the world-wide mega popular Zinfandel whilst Hvar is known for varieties of white Bogdanuša and Prč.
The predominant variety in the Imotski field is the white autochthonous Kujundžuša variety, whilst travel agencies have special programs to visit vineyards, wine cellars and participate in grape harvesting and wine processing.
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