Bosnia and Herzegovina

Appears in

Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Bosnia and Herzegovina, an independent federal republic since 1992, previously part of yugoslavia. Located on the western Balkan peninsula with just 12 km/7.5 m of Adriatic coastline and high central mountains, it is divided into two entities: the Federation of Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Republica Srpska, plus the district of Brčko. Each has its own constitution and thus no single central body oversees the wine industry. The republic signed a Stabilization and Association Agreement with the eu in 2008 but by 2014 was yet to be accepted as a candidate for EU membership.