Weâ€™re sure youâ€™ve enjoyed a glass or two of outstanding Croatian wine while on holiday in the country. Thanks to our wine club, itâ€™s now possible to enjoy Croatian wine in the UK too!
Croatia â€“ A long history of wine
Although there are many fine wines that are produced in almost every region of the country, what many perhaps donâ€™t know is that Croatia has a long history with wine.Â The plains of Stari Grad on the island of Hvar, for example, are a listed UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the oldest continuously cultivated vinicultural site in the world dating back to the 4th century BC.
And howâ€™s this for a fascinating bit of Croatian wine trivia?Â For the coronation of Her Majesty The Queen in 1953, Buckingham Palace ordered 11,000 bottles of Traminac wine from Ilok Old Cellars. This 1947 vintage white wine, specially chosen for its intense perfume, full body and intense flavours of rose, orange blossom and tropical fruits can still be purchased today.
Croatian wine in the UK brought to you by The Croatian Wine Club
We are proud to bring some of Croatiaâ€™sÂ outstanding, award winning wines to the UK market. The company works closely with selected wineries and small local producers to offer a premium selection of the best Croatian wines at competitive prices. Their small producers produce award winning wines in limited quantities. The specials that they have are exciting and fresh, sometimes unusual and only available to our club members while stocks last.
Our club will also run wine tasting tours to Croatia, visiting a selection of carefully chosen vineyards. Guests will be shown around the vineyardâ€™s cellar and the estate by the winemaker and English speaking guides and enjoy a tasting session of the best local food and wine.
Mikki Hall, the MD of The Croatian Wine Club, said:
â€śI am excited to be bringing Croatiaâ€™s excellent wines to the UK giving consumers the opportunity to discover the great variety and quality available. Our collection showcases producers from Eastern Croatia, Feravino, Vina Papak and Wineries Erdut.â€ť
Vina Papak is a family owned winery run by husband and wife team, Mladen and Snjezana Papak. Malden was director of the famous Old Ilok Cellars and in 2014 took a brave step to pursue his passion and started their own vineyard and wine production, creating the most eco-friendly vineyard in Ilok and perhaps all of Croatia.
The Croatian wine club are very pleased to announce that in a recent wine tasting by esteemed wine critic Jancis Robinson OBE, their Feravino Dika Grasevina scored 16 out of possible 20 points.
Mikkiâ€™s passion for Croatian wine is as a result of hailing from Croatia herself. Although she moved to the UK when she was 19, she and her husband David (co-owner of the Croatian wine club) have explored the vineyards and wine cellars of Croatia for years. Their aim is to improve the availability of ease of purchase of fine Croatian wine in the UK.