Graševina wine has great export potential, conference says
ZAGREB, May 27, 2022 – Graševina, i.e. Welschriesling, a white wine grape variety, is the most important and widespread grape variety in Croatia with great export potential but a lot of effort is needed to that this wine became known outside of Croatia, it was heard at an international conference – GO – Graševina Osijek.
The conference was organized by the Croatian Agency for Agriculture and Food (HAPIH), the Osijek-Baranja County Tourist Board and the Graševina Croatica Association as part of the co-funded Wine Tour Across Borders project by the Hungary-Croatia EU programme.
HAPIH Director Darja Sokolić said that in 2020, 37,000 tons of Graševina grapes were produced, which is 44% of Croatia‘s total grape production, producing 255,000 hectoliters of Graševina wine, which is almost 40% of all wine produced in Croatia.
More than 40% of the wine put on the Croatian market is Graševina, which comes in all wine categories: table wine, quality wine, quality wine, class wine and even a sparkling wine, Sokolić said, adding that she sees great potential in this wine. variety.
President of Graševina Croatica Josip Pavić believes that with reference to laboratory and organoleptic evaluation, Slavonia and the Danube region produce the best quality wines, but they have a lower selling price and low market potential.
Therefore, he said, there is a need to promote Graševina through wine and gastronomy tourism and a wine development strategy that will allow significant investments.
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