The town of Zadar and the Zadar County are currently among the fastest growing wine regions in Croatia, with ever increasing number of winemakers, national and international recognition of their wines and major investments into winemaking in the region. Therefore, this region needs to have a wine festival, especially since the region is an important market for Croatian winemakers during the tourist season. So the festival is presenting the wines made by the local winemakers, but winemakers from all around Croatia were also welcome, as it is important to offer a wide variety of wines to the customers.
The festival will last for two days, in the unique ambient and it will include wine workshops for the beginners and restaurateurs, held by the lecturers from the Croatian Sommelier Club, education on how to build your wine list for bars and restaurants, education on how to get the EU funding for the winemakers, a lecture on the Zadar wine region, presentations of the young wines from Istria and Slavonia, gala dinner and a lot of fun and entertainment.
Zadar Wine Festival is supported by the Town of Zadar, Zadar County, Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Croatian Sommelier Club and others. The organizers sommelier Ivan Stiblik and restorateur Danijel Peroš say that they managed to attract 82 presenting winemakers to the festival, including all of the winemakers from the Zadar region. The total number of wines being presented is over 450, with 11 sparking wines.