Savor an excellent glass of wine during dreamy sunsets in the midst of Mediterranean flair - the Zadar Wine Festival offers all of this in one place and for a whole weekend with the best wines from all over Croatia!
*** Unfortunately, Zadar Wine Festival has been cancelled due to the global pandemic. We hope to see you next year! Stay safe and healthy! ***
Would you like to feel like a real wine expert and take part in a wine tasting? Or are you interested in trying wines from the different regions of Croatia? For all wine lovers we have the perfect tip to make your weekend eventful during your holiday in Zadar and the region. Stop by the Zadar Wine Festival and taste the delicious wines from all over the country.
The Zadar Wine Festival will of course take place in compliance with the COVID-19 measures in force and will also be organized taking these measures into account in order to offer the winemakers and visitors a little joy, social interaction and of course wine while also staying safe and healthy.
The Concept of Zadar Wine Festival
The Zadar Wine Festival is not a conventional wine festival with a wine queen. Rather, it is a tasting in which numerous winemakers and wineries present their best wines and both wine experts and wine lovers come together to taste the best wines from Croatia and the surrounding countries.
The principle is as follows: You pay an entrance fee and a deposit for a wine glass. As soon as you return the glass intact, you will receive your deposit back. With the glass you can go from winemaker to winemaker and taste the delicious wines and talk to other wine lovers about tastes and aromas and exchange opinions.
When & Where Will the Zadar Wine Festival 2021 Take Place?
The Zadar Wine Festival will take place from April 23rd, 2021 to April 24th, 2021 in the Arsenal in the Old Town of Zadar. The Arsenal is a well-known event location in the city, which is located on the historic peninsula of Zadar and is therefore easy to get to. The tasting lasts the whole day, so that you have enough time to taste different wines.
Arsenal - a Cultural Venue
The Arsenal is a well-known venue for public events and concerts. The building dates back to the 16th century and is a zero category monument. During the time of the Venetian Republic it served as a port warehouse. Today this place is a combination of history, culture and modern events where the residents of Zadar come together.
More Delicacies at the Zadar Wine Festival
The wine itself is of course the focus of this wine festival, but you are also offered other gastronomic delicacies. Taste the high-quality Dalmatian cuisine and try mussels, well-known Dalmatian herbs and spices, truffles and of course cheese, which goes hand in hand with a delicious glass of wine!
Winemakers & Workshops
During the Zadar Wine Festival, you will meet winemakers from all over Croatia, but also from neighboring countries Slovenia, Hungary and Bosnia-Herzegovina. For this year alone, 80 local and around 10 foreign winegrowers have announced themselves and have shown great interest. In addition to the tasting, specific wine workshops are also held.
Zadar Region – a Stronghold of Top-Notch Wine
The Wine Festival is currently taking place in Zadar, as Zadar is the fastest growing wine region in Croatia including the surrounding islands. Year after year the number of winemakers in Zadar is on the increase and the quality of the wines speaks for itself, as the wines of the region have received a number of prestigious awards.
Vines have been cultivated in the region for around 3000 years because the soil is very rich and the grapes grow well. In the area around Zadar you can taste well-known types of wine, especially red wines such as Zinfandel (cro: Crljenak), Merlot or Cabernet.
We hope that reading this blog is an incentive for you to explore the Zadar wine region on your vacation and at the same time to take the opportunity to get to know Croatia from its aromatic side and to test the excellent wines.
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