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September 2020

Crushing on Croatia: the wines, regions and grape varieties

Janet recalls her 2019 voyage of discovery through Croatia's varied wine regions. It's a fabulous introduction to Croatia's thriving wine renaissance, and a must read for all inquisitive wine lovers eager to broaden their wine horizons.

Janet Dorozynski DipWSET, PhD

Canadian Wine writer, speaker & international wine judge. Columnist: Luxe Magazine Ottawa, Wine Align

July 2019

Circle of Wine Writers

Don't forget the 'Z' - a look at Malvazija Istarska

Fresh from witnessing a remarkable performance by the Croatian white-wine grape Malvazija Istarska at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2019, Caroline Gilby MW stakes its claim as a great grape!

Caroline Gilby MW

Respected writer and wine expert on Central & Eastern European wine


March 2021

Forbes Online

Best Bucket List Experiences to plan for 2021 and 2022

Drinking Wine, Eating Truffles and Enjoying Olive Oil in Istria, Croatia, are highlighted by Katie Bell as one of the best bucket list experiences to plan for in 2021 and 2022, once travel becomes a safe & easy option again.

Katie Bell

Forbes Contributor, Wine, Travel and Food freelance writer

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February 2021

The Guardian

Unfamiliar wines that make a big impression

David Williams shines the spotlight on Istria's flagship red wine, Teran.  With a special call out to our partner winery, Kozlović, he highlights it's unique nature, and the fact that it's like nothing else around!

David Williams

The Guardian Wine Columnist, Wine writer, International judge

July 2020

Ottawa Life Magazine

Destination Istria

Introducing Istria - a kaleidoscope of colours and treasure trove of gourmet delights!  Experience the wonders of this magical, relatively hidden peninsula through the eyes and words of our very own Tanya Schmitt.

Tanya Schmitt

Director: Croatia Unpacked and Experience Istria

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June 2020

Circle of Wine Writers

Imbibing in Istria

Explore the heart shaped peninsula of Istria, and discover "some of Croatia's classiest wines", featuring the wonderful wineries of Coronica, Kozlović and Benvenuti, amongst other gourmet treasures. 

Robert Smyth

Wine Writer, Central & Eastern European wine expert


August 2019

Financial Times

Croatia's Best Wines

The legendary wine writer Andrew Jefford takes a journey of discovery through "secretly fashionable Croatia". Ontario wine lovers - you have lots to look forward to in the coming weeks and months!

Andrew Jefford

Decanter Magazine, FT Magazine, award winning writer


February 2020

WSET Online

Croatian Istria: New Old World

We invite you to Unpack Istria!

Take a journey of discovery through the wonderful wine roads of Istria with WSET - the world's leading provider of wine education.

Dennis Drazan Sunjic

DipWSET, WSET Certified Educator, Wine Academy Croatia


September 2019


A Coastal Tour: Istria and Dalmatia

Explore Croatia's Adriatic wine roads with Anthony Rose.  Producers highlighted include Coronica and Kozlović (Istria) and Saints Hills and Korta Katarina (Dalmatia).  

Anthony Rose

Decanter Magazine, Wine Writer & DWWA Judge


April 2019

Natalie Maclean Blog

A Game of Clones: A journey into Croatian Wine

Take a journey through Croatia's wine regions, and discover how "every glass tells a story".  Wineries featured include Kutjevo, Coronica, Stina, Saints Hills & Korta Katarina.

Andrea Shapiro

Sommelier and Wine Writer from Ottawa, Canada

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August 2019

Wine Enthusiast

A tour of Croatia's wine-soaked coastline

Take a top to bottom tour of Croatia's coastal wine regions with Wine Enthusiast.  Producers highlighted include Kozlović (Istria) and Saints Hills and Korta Katarina (Dalmatia).

Lauren Mowery

Award-winning writer, photographer and blogger

Pula Amphitheatre

May 2019

Air Canada En Route Magazine

La Dolce Istria: Like Tuscany without the tourists

Discover the wonderful peninsula of Istria, and meet Giorgio Clai (Clai Winery), legend of the local wine scene, colloquially known as "the godfather of Istrian wine".

Elizabeth Warkentin

Canadian Freelance Journalist and Photographer


September 2020

Hrvatska Vina

Osvajaju Kanadu

Learn the background behind Croatia Unpacked and how through passion and hard work, Croatian Wines are slowly but surely starting to conquer Canada

Ana Bacic

Canadian / Croatian Freelance Journalist 


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Tanya Schmitt

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