Expert’s Choice: Slovenia & Croatia

They may share a border and much political history, but today these are very different countries – which is reflected in their distinct and exciting wines, says Caroline Gilby MW…


Time is a great lens to view the landscape and culture of a country, combining both the soil and climate, but also the human factor: the people who create the wines. Slovenia has just a tiny Adriatic coastline and is otherwise surrounded by Austria and Hungary to the northeast, Italy in the northwest and Croatia to the south. It’s a jewel of a wine country, with stunningly beautiful, hilly vineyards divided into three main regions.

See Caroline Gilby MW’s top wines from Slovenia and Croatia

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