Croatia boasts 41,000 wine makers and 20,885 hectares of vineyards

A basic survey on vineyards in Croatia, conducted by the national statistics office (DZS), shows that in 2015 there were 41,188 wine producers and that vineyards covered 20,885 hectares of land.

The lion's share, that is 18,620 hectares, were covered by high-quality wine grape varieties that are awarded with protected designations of origin (PDO), protected geographical indications (PGI).

For instance, Riesling or Grasevina (white wine grape variety) was cultivated on 4,589.9 hectares (24.7%), Plavac Mali, the primary red wine grape grown along the Dalmatian coast of Croatia, was cultivated on 1,697.3 hectares and Malvazija Istarska on 1,683.9 hectares.

The DZS noted  that basic survey on the structure of vineyards in the EU are conducted every five years and is compulsory for all member states that have 500 or more hectares of vineyards providing that production is primarily intended for the market.

Last update: Sun, 24/04/2016 - 18:25

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