Wine production in Croatia is a very old activity, and recent discoveries place it in the Bronze Age and the time of the ancient Illyrians. Wine production in Croatia in recent years witnessed a steady growth, and the 2011th was 1.4 million hectoliters, which is 15% more than the 2005th Around 2000 Croatian wines labeled controlled origin.
Viticulture and Enology have a long tradition, are widespread in almost all parts of the country, and the wine culture is part of the traditional way of life. Therefore, in the home or restaurants usually drink wine from this region.
In Istria, where the largest number of family producers with their own labels, most are grown Istrian Malvasia wine from white to black and Teran. The most famous wine from the northern Adriatic island is white žlahtina island. For a typical Dalmatian red wine obtained from Plavac Mali, which is often referred to by the location where it is grown (Dingaè or acts on the Peljesac peninsula). The famous vineyards and the island of Hvar, Vis and Korcula.