Later, wine became one of the most important product of the agriculture, in the continental as well as in the coastal Croatia.
In the North, between the rivers Drava, Sava and the Danube, in the Pannonian plain, but also in Istria, the Nord of the Croatian Adriatic coast, the most important wines are quite always white (like the refreshing Zlahtina of the island of Krk), very similar to the Austrian and Nord East Italian wines. There are no borders for vineyards!
These last years, different Croatian wines have won international prices, regaining a place they had in the 19th century, when they were served at the Austrian Court. At that time, Croatia and Dalmatia were part of the Empire and the precious oak barrels that give sophisticated flavours to wine came from the Slavonia forest.
Between the two world wars, the Phylloxera was just a sad remembrance and the Dalmatian wine regained his fame. Today, after half a century of a mediocre quality of wine production, there is a new generation of wine makers that wants to return to the quality of the past. And, from year to year, the improvement is visible!