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Top wines to choose during a Croatia sailing holiday

By Jenny Wilson
on  June 01, 2015

Croatia came in at a very respectable number five in a list of the Best Wine Regions that USA Today readers should visit but which wineries will offer you the best tipple during your Croatia sailing holiday? Here are five of the best to look out for on your travels.
Sailing holidays in Croatia - Enjoying top wines
The Stina Winery
The most famous Stina wine is probably a red created using the grape Plavac Mali, but other good choices are the Stina Opol rose and the white Pošip and Vugava.

The winery itself is situated in Bol Town on Brač Island. It was founded in 1903 and takes its name from a Dalmatian reference to Brač stone, one of the area’s major characteristics.

The BIBICh Winery
The winery, situated near to Skradin, is renowned for its red R6 Riserva, its white R5 Riserva and its white Debit. Most of the wines are created from lasin, plavina, debit and the babić grapes which grow in the region.

The winery’s dessert wine, Ambra, is said to be a favourite of actress Eva Longoria. The Miloš winery. This winery on Peljesac focuses on the Plavac Mali grape and produces a range of wines, including dessert wines. The most renowned wines produced are the Stagnum 2006, the Plavac 2009 and the dessert wine Stagnum 2007.

The Kozlović Winery
Based in Istria, this award-winning winery is operated by one of the country’s oldest wine families. Local grapes are used such as the Momjan Muskat, Teran and the Malvasia.

The most exclusive wines include the Teran 2012, the Muškat Momjanski 2012, the Malvazija 2012 and the Valle 2012. The Saint Hills winery. This winery has three vineyards and produces popular wines such as a Chardonnay and Malvasia Istriana blend, a Plavac Mali red, the Dingač 2008 and the white Nevina.

Saint Hills wine is distributed across the world, including in the UK and the US, meaning that you could enjoy the perfect tipple while looking at the snaps from your Croatia sailing holiday one you return home.

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