As part of the “White Grape Cluster” award for 2016, a total of 515 eno-gastro connoisseurs voted for their favourites. Wineries were rated by region, with Croatia divided into four wine regions and separate rankings for each, with the best wineries pooled into a top 100 list of best in Croatia, Novi List reported on January 13, 2017.
Wineries were rated for the areas of Istria and Kvarner, Dalmatia, Croatian Highlands, and Slavonia and Danube Region, with wineries from Slovenia, Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina included for the first time.
In the Istria and Kvarner region the first place went to Kozlović winery from Momjan, the second to Kabola winery also from Momjan, third to Trapan winery from Šišan.
In the total ranking on the top 100 list, 22 Istrian wineries were ranked: Kozlović in 1st place for the second year in a row, Kabola in 3rd, Trapan in 8th, Matošević in 13th, Benvenuti in 22nd, CUJ, Clai, Coronica and Meneghetti from 26th to 29th, Tomaz in 37th, Cattunar in 41st, Degrassi in 44th, Medea in 66th, Prelac in 67th, Roxanich in 70th, Rino Šuran in 72nd, Franc Arman in 78th, Stancija Collis and Dobravac in 81st and 82nd, Lunika in 90th, Radovan in 94th and Terzolo in 99th.
In the Croatian Highlands area the winner is Vuglec Breg winery from Škarićevo, the best Dalmatian winery is Bibich from Plastovo, while Ilok Cellars from Ilok are on the top of Slavonia and Danube Region. Besides the champion title for Kozlović, Istria brought home another award, for the Deklić winery in Ferenci near Vižinada for their good start in tourism services.