A week-end in Croatia
Saturday 2nd of December at 18h00
With Barbara Bacic, founder of Les robes de l’Est
Croatia is a tiny country and a young independent state since 1991, but is an ancient wine-growing land. Vine has been grown here since Ancient Greek times. Between wars and phylloxera, its vineyards have lived through many trials and tribulations down through the centuries, but the tradition of wine has always been kept alive. Today, the vineyards of Croatia, in full revival, cover a surface area just over 30,000ha. They are divided into two major areas: the coastal vineyards with Istria, the Dalmatian coast and its islands, influenced by a Mediterranean climate; and the north-east regions on the borders of Hungary, with a continental climate. The north-eastern regions produce white wines, while the south produces both red and white. The dominant grapes varieties are Graśevina, Malvoisie and red Plavač mali, which is used to produce sweet wines. Wine production is divided among tiny family estates, the legacy of communist Yugoslavia, which limited property ownership to 10ha.
Location: Lafayette lounges
Full rate: €12,00
Season tickets holders: €9.60
Please note: for all tickets purchased at the Annual Pass holders’ rate, you must present your Annual Pass, Friend’s Card, or Benefactor’s Card at the ticket checking point.