The Best Wine Bar In Split, Croatia
Paradox Wine & Cheese Bar
For those lucky enough to visit Croatia I recommend spending a few days in Split. It is a charming city along the water, near beautiful Hvar (another spot I recommend you take a day trip to visit which is beautiful coastal resort town ). During my three-day visit to Split I had the pleasure of experiencing Paradox Wine & Cheese Bar. Wow! It’s not only a wine bar, you can also enjoy lunch, dinner or just a casual bite. We visited for dinner and ended up staying till the bar closed then returning the next day for post dinner drinks. The atmosphere is very intimate with a dining area along the wine bar (approximately 6 tables of 2) as well as outdoor street side seating and a nice covered enclosed indoor terrace.
What I loved about Paradox was not only the atmosphere but the staff and the wines. Having just come from Zagreb and Zadar, both with amazing culinary scenes and very knowledgeable sommeliers I already begun to see which Croatian wines I enjoyed. It was fun at Paradox discussing what I’d already tasted, as well as trying new wines the sommelier suggested based on speaking through my favorite Croatian wines so far.The sommeliers (as the servers are all trained sommeliers) had extensive wine knowledge, amazing customer service and made the experience fun and enjoyable. I highly recommend Paradox Wine & Cheese Bar for any food & wine lover visiting Split, Croatia. Happy drinking & dining! Poljana Tina Ujevića 2, 21000, Split, Croatia. 385 21 395 854.
Our amazing Cheese, Nuts & Jam spread we enjoyed for dinner. Divine!
A lovely french couple we met on our first night visiting
Another favorite Croatian Wine I discovered, Korak Chardonnay
Some more information about this wine courtesy of Croatianwine.eu: “One of the most prestigious continental Croatian white wines. The winemaker of the year in 2009, Mr. Velimir Korak produced this Chardonnay by the method called sur lie , rather the care of the wine after fermentation in barrique barrels on the yeast, which are frequently mixed in regular cycles. This is an old burgundy technology for white wines and the best effects are achieved specifically on the chardonnay. The smell of the Korak sur lie is a complex and dominated by soft hazelnut and pistachio, followed by a variety of different flavours, from mature melons and figs, through butter to smoky notes. The flavour is very rich, slightly spicy, nicely balanced acidity and lasts very long.” Source.
One of the delicious white wines I experienced at the Wine Bar. Galic, Sauvignon Blanc which is delicious, light and crisp.
Some more information about this wine courtesy of Croatianwine.eu: “This wine embodies the highest qualities of Sauvignons from Slavonia. Initially predominantly herbal in character on the nose, hinting freshness of green peppers and meadow hay, followed by enticing gooseberry aromas, supported by nearly salty mineral-inflected finish playing through as an overhanging fragrance. Palate is simply glorious, initially pleasurably zesty acidity yields freshness and attractiveness, soon complemented by full-bodied mouth-filling flavours maintaining texture, followed through by mellow warmth as this rounded-structured wine becomes rich, mineral-inflected, delightful, powerful and ultimately refreshing nectar. An extraordinary wine!”
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