Wines of Croatia was founded in 2007 by Cliff Rames, a Court of Master Sommeliers Certified Sommelier, wine consultant, wine educator, and freelance writer who has been engaged in a passionate love affair with Croatian wines since his first taste of Dingač in the 1980s. Cliff is based in the New York City area and travels to Croatia 2-3 times per year; he dreams of someday having a Dalmatian stone house and vineyards of his own.
Wines of Croatia is an independent, privately-funded project. Our mission is simple: to objectively support and conduct ongoing educational and promotional activities to raise awareness and expand appreciation of Croatian wines, consequently increasing demand for quality Croatian wine in the U.S., U.K. and other key markets.
Not affiliated with any government agency, Wines of Croatia does not directly engage in importation, distribution, wholesaling or the retail sale of wine. However, we maintain contacts with businesses (importers, retailers, wine bars, etc.) that do, and we would be happy to put you in contact with them or advise you where you can purchase Croatian wines in your neighborhood.
This project—like wine itself—is a living thing, perpetually evolving, developing and (hopefully) growing more interesting and complex with time. We hope that you will enjoy a glass or two with us along the way. Please feel free to contact us with questions, requests, ideas, or just to say hi. We look forward to hearing from you and meeting somewhere down the wine roads of Croatia.
P.S. If you enjoy our work and would like to help support Wines of Croatia, please consider a contribution. Donations are accepted via Paypal.