Decanter World Wine Awards Unveiled: Croatian Wines Won 358 Awards

Valentina Silović

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June 7, 2023 – In 2023, the Decanter World Wine Awards celebrates 20 years of influential wine excellence. Croatian wines won 358 medals as the newest results are published on the official Decanter site. 


Renowned for its unparalleled influence, this esteemed event gathers hundreds of the world’s foremost wine experts to evaluate and celebrate the finest vintages.

DWWA has a meticulous selection process, assembling country- and region-specific panels of specialists in their respective fields.

Winemakers, Master Sommeliers, retailers, wine buyers, distributors, writers, and Masters of Wine unite as judges, each approaching the evaluation from their unique perspective.

The culmination of these diverse viewpoints yields truly independent decisions of exceptional quality, affirming the competition’s esteemed reputation.

With such a rigorous judging process, the results of the Decanter World Wine Awards have gained international trust and the promotion of the accolades benefits from the competition’s unrivaled global reach.

Over two weeks, 236 international wine experts were awarded

37 Best in Show medals,
89 platinum,
453 gold,
3,529 silver, and
4,768 bronze medals. 

Croatia again shone at the 20th Decanter World Wine Awards in London this year among 18,250 wines evaluated from 57 countries.

As the results showed, Croatia has won record-breaking 25 gold medals, dominating in white wines.

Apart from Malvasia Istriana, winemakers from Istria and Kvarner wine region shined with the indigenous red grape variety – Teran – and won eight gold medals. Dalmatia wine region winemakers won the same.

Slavonia and the Danube wine region six, while winemakers from the Croatian Uplands wine region won three gold medals.

In Decanter 2023 wine competition, Croatian wines won:

25 gold, 
129 silver, and 
204 bronze medals.

As Decanter World Wine Awards commemorates 20 years of unwavering dedication to wine excellence, it solidified its position as the foremost authority in the global wine community.

With its unmatched influence, rigorous judging process, and commitment to embracing industry advancements, DWWA continues to shape the future of wine appreciation and recognition.

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Find out more information and a complete list of Decanter’s gold medal-awarded Croatian wines HERE.


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