Croatia will produce around 777,000 hectolitres of wine this year which is 35 percent more than last year. According to reports from the European Commission Croatia will have the second largest growth in wine production this year, with only Slovenia with a growth of over 57 percent seeing a more impressive season.
By all accounts the 2017 vintage will be a year to remember with a long hot summer ensuring a great production of grapes and consequently a memorable year for wine producers.
EC experts point out that this year, faith in the wine sector has been restored after the climate crises in the past. Wines will be 22% more than 2017 and 5% more than the average for five years.
The forecasts show that the EU will have production of 175.6 million hectolitres of wine, 22.1 percent more than in 2017 and 5.1 percent more than the five-year average.