Appears in
Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Croatia, or Hrvatska, is one of the most successful wine producers of the former yugoslavia on the Balkan peninsula. The Adriatic coastline of the mainland stretches 1,880 km/1,170 miles while its 1,244 islands add a further 4,398 km. In recent years Croatia has become hugely popular as a tourist destination with 10.4 million foreign visitors in 2012, vastly outnumbering its resident population of 4.3 million, and creating a ready-made market for its wines.

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