Most food fans love to drink high quality wine which may be found all around the Adriatic. It was the Ancient Greeks that recognized the advantages of this region first, so they planted their first vineyards on the island of Vis (Issa – Greek). The tradition of winegrowing was later to be taken over by the Romans and it has been preserved ever since.
Every Adriatic region has its distinctive wine sort. Some of them have become popular worldwide. Malmsey and White or Momjanski Muškat as white sorts and Teran as a red sort have become an Istrian trademark. Babić’s vineyards of Primošten are the most attractive location on the coast between Zadar and Trogir regarding winegrowing. They include small terraces of red soil enclosed with step-like stone walls which, observed from a long distance, offer a remarkable view. Central Dalmatia and the island of Pelješac are the most important winegrowing zone in the Republic of Croatia. Although the rocky surface does not seem to be a promising soil for winegrowing, ideal climatic conditions enable growing of various wine sorts such as Plavac Mali which is also the most appreciated Croatian autochthonous sort. The population of this part of Dalmatia grows some top quality white sorts too, such as Pošip as an autochthonous sort.
In the end, we must not forget Prošek as a dessert wine manufactured from dried grapes and combination of white wine sorts, which results in sweet and rich flavour. This flavour is a good match for Dalmatian delicacies such as dried figs and almond or walnut cakes.