On Friday the Prefect of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Nikola Dobroslavić, received winemakers from the county who won platinum, gold and silver medals for their wines at this year's Decanter in London, the world's largest wine competition.
“First of all, I would like to congratulate our winemakers on their outstanding success at Decanter in London this year. Among the 18 thousand samples that were evaluated from 56 countries, winemakers from our county won two platinum, one gold, 11 silver and 13 bronze medals, which is a remarkable success. We have excellent wines, we have the best Croatian wines, and this was also confirmed in the international competition. I thank the winemakers for their efforts, and that they managed to get outstanding white and red wines from the quality grapes we have this year and that they can present the county in the best light at such a competition," said Dobroslavić.
The representative of winemakers, Andro Crvik, said that he thought that no branch of production in Croatia had progressed as much in the last 25 years as winemaking.
"First of all, I would like to congratulate our winemakers and colleagues, because the performance at Decanter is a great success. We have been systematically working on raising quality for the last 20 years, it is easy to succeed in the domestic market, but difficult in the foreign market. These awards at Decanter are proof that we are on the right path,” commented Crvik.
Damir Štimac from the Rizman winery said that these awards are very important for producers and this is in a way a confirmation of their good work. "As a winemaker and entrepreneur, I think we have given a new value to the Dubrovnik-Neretva County. I think that our future is definitely on the autochthonous varieties of Dalmatia and Croatia.” added Štimac.