The Dalmatian region has a very rich history of wine making
and produces a lot of different wines. Due to the limited production capacities a lot of the grape types and wines are not so famous in the world but are still delicious and win a lot of awards on global wine competitions.
Probably the most famous grape which originates from Dalmatia is Zinfandel
(red) which migrated to the U.S. almost 200 years ago and it’s now grown on about 10% of all the vineyards in California. It originates from a small village Kaštela near Split – where it was almost forgotten until the link to the US was discovered. Now it is being bottled again and you can ask for the Crljenak Kaštelanski
which is made from Zinfandel grapes. The second is Plavac Mali
which was recently discovered that it related to Zinfandel (you can try the famous wines Dingač and Postup
). From white wines we can suggest Pošip
(most famous Pošip wines are Pošip Smokvica and Pošip Čara
) and Žlahtina
(most famous Vrbnička Žlahtina
All in all, it’s a great experience to take a wine tour from Split. Apart from very good wines and friendly atmosphere, the Zinfandel story is really interesting to hear in more detail. Here we selected the tours we highly recommend, so be sure to check your preference and find the best wine tasting and winery tour for you while visiting Split!