The whole surface of Dalmatia is tightly knitted with vineyards. The areas under vines differ, though; not only in wine varieties, but also in climate, soil structure and other ecological conditions, which made the production of many different and distinct wines possible.
Croatian wines are classified by quality, which is clearly marked on the label.
Vrhunsko Vino: Premium Quality Wine
Kvalitetno Vino: Quality Wine
Stolno Vino: Table Wine
If the wine has a grape varietal stamp,it must be at least 85%
of the grape type whose name it carries.
Wines may qualify for a geographical origin stamp,if they are produced
from grapes grown in the same wine-growing region. The definition becomes
stricter for higher quality classifications, so that a premium quality wine
with geographical origin stamp must meet criteria for the type of grape, the
position in the vinogorije (wine-growing hill) with the distinct quality and characteristics for the varietal.
From the vineyards of “the beauty and abundance of the sun” wines of Dalmatia offered on the market both in Croatia and abroad have sprung out. The distinction and variety of wines comes from the climate, but it also comes from the human activity. This area is rich with native sorts of grape, many of which can be only found here, which makes Dalmatia unique in the wine growing world.