Find out more about the authentic Croatian grapes we use.
Babić is a native Croatian red wine grape common to the Northern Dalmatia region. Typically grown in and around the towns of Šibenik and Primošten, it can also be found on some Croatian islands such as Korčula.
Bogdanuša is a white grape variety, which is grown on the Croatian island of Hvar, where it originated on the Stari Grad Plain. Wines from this grape tend to be dry with a green-yellow to golden color and from 12% alcohol on up.
Debit, a white variety native to Croatia’s Dalmatian coast between the cities of Šibenik and Zadar, was once considered a workhorse grape of great proficiency, so much so (the story goes) it gained its nom de plume during the Napoleonic Era when Dalmatian land owners would barter and pay off their tax debts with their crop instead of coin.
Gegić is a white variety native to Pag island and its surroundings, and Boškinac is a leading producer of wines made from the variety. Notice the sandy soil, unique for the Dalmatia region of coastal Croatia, where the soil is typically rocky and full with white and grey limestone.
Graševina prepares the wines that are very fruity and flowery in nature. Not only this, some regions extract this grape variety into different kinds of harvest as well as sparkling wines that are admired by a number of people.
Lasin is very much a native grape of Dalmatia but the relation to other grapes in the region has as of yet been undetermined. But as is typical, it has other names too including: Krapljenica (which sounds patently horrible in English), Kutlarica, Lasin, Lasina Crna, & Vlasina.
White grape originating on Croatia’s Istra peninsular, and now the second most planted variety in Croatia after Graševina. It produces mainly varietal wines, often with a slightly green hue and an appealing honeyed tang. The variety is also known in north-east Italy as Malvasia Istriana.
Maraština is an indigenous white grape variety from the Dalmatian coast, recommended for all Dalmatian sub-regions, and the Croatian Coast, except Istria.
Plavac Mali is known for producing rich, flavorful wines that are high in both alcohol (typically 12% but up to 17%) and grape tannins. Common flavors and aromas include blackberries, dark cherries, pepper, and spices.