Dalmatia is a Croatian winemaking region, and it is usually considered that Dalmatia begins just to the North of Zadar, at the bottom of the Velebit channel and includes all of the land South-East of there, including the Dalmatian Inland and all of the numerous islands. This region is quite large, which results in soil characteristics being very diverse, which is part of the reason that so many indigenous varieties are found throughout the region.
The climate is mild-Mediterranean, with hotter summers and quite mild winters – as it is more to the south. The most common red wine varieties are indigenous: Plavac, Babić, Tribidrag (the variety with many names, also called Crljenak Kaštelanski, Pribidrag, Primitivo and Zinfandel) and Plavina. The most common whites are Debit, Maraština, Kujundžuša, Pošip, Bogdanuša, Vugava and Grk.