The Bregovita Hrvatska Association of Winemakers brings together 1.900 producers with almost 5 hectares of vineyards

first_img“Bregovita Hrvatska is in line with the new Wine Act, which forces Europe to unite with a regional character. There will no longer be small enclaves. To simplify things, Croatia is divided into four large regions, the largest of which is our Hilly Croatia. The area produces about 20 percent of total wine production and has slightly more vineyards. We have 1.900 registered manufacturers”, Miklaužić pointed out and added that in the area covered by the association there are almost five thousand hectares of vineyards that produce up to five thousand liters of wine per hectare. “This continental part has certain specifics, certain common regional features in terms of winemaking and winemaking. I believe that both your and our president are recognized as a good winemaker and I believe that this association will be led by raising the production of wine even more significantly, to create even better conditions for even greater production and marketing of wine.”, Said Prefect Žinić at a meeting with the president and members of the newly established winemakers’ association Bregovita “Bregovita Hrvatska will represent all producers through one institution. We no longer need so many associations of a local character, production remains the same, it is likely to increase with the introduction of new varieties. That is why it is important to introduce our somewhat forgotten škrlet variety through the work of this association, because the fact is that we have no problems with the sale of wine and grapes, while others are choking on millions of Grasevina, Riesling and similar varieties.”, Concluded Miklaužić. Marko Miklaužić, a winemaker from Moslavina, was elected the first president of the newly founded association. He also thanked the County on behalf of all present winemakers for the reception and support that the County provides to all winemakers. According to the new Wine Act, four wine regions have been defined: Slavonia and the Croatian Danube region, Croatia Istria and Kvarner, Dalmatia and the Central Bregovira Croatia.  “In the last 20 years, wine production, vine growing, viticulture and winemaking in this county, but also in the whole of Croatia, have made significant progress and we can be proud of our winemakers. At every opportunity, I am always happy to be proud of the success of our winemakers, and especially our variety škrlet. From 2000 until today, almost 1,5 million kuna has been invested in cloning and clone selection. The result is that today we have three recognized clones, and more than 3,1 million kuna has been invested in the procurement of vine cuttings of this variety.”, Added Žinić. Precisely with the aim of developing and strengthening winemaking in Croatia, the fourth regional viticultural organization was established, provided by the new Law on Wine Bregovita Croatia which brings together winemakers and winegrowers from Bjelovar-Bilogora, Karlovac, Koprivnica-Križevci, Krapina-Zagorje, Međimurje, Sisak-Moslavina, Varaždin and Zagreb counties and the City of Zagreb, and which should grow into a regional organization of winemakers and winegrowers of the Central Hilly region. The prefect reminded of the importance of viticulture in the County and the number of incentives and assistance that winemakers can get and pointed out that the project “Croatian Wine House” is being prepared, which will be a kind of promotion of winemaking. Source / photo: Sisak-Moslavina County; Lokalni.hrlast_img

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