The wines of Central Dalmatia are attracting increasing internationl attention, as wine experts are discovering the delights of the many indigenous grape varieties that the region possesses. The discovery in 2001 that the almost exstinct Crljenak Kastelanski is actually the 100% DNA of Zinfandel was a significant boost to the region’s wine industry, as it can now call itself the home of the original Zinfandel.
Central Dalmatia Tourist Board Director Josko Stella accompnied the energetic Hvar Wine Assocation to Rome last month, as part of a week-long tour of Italy. Hvar’s winemakers are now exporting as far away as China, Singapore, Russia and California. Hvar TV has compiled this report below, including an interview with Director Stella. To learn more about the island of Hvar, click here.