Slavonia & Danube Region
Slavonia & Danube is the large, mostly flat and important agricultural region of Croatia. Grapes have been grown and wine has been made in the region since pre-Roman times, not in the low and flat areas which are mostly used for other agricultural products, but on gently sloped hills with an altitude between around 100 and 250 meters.
The climate of the region is mild continental, with the rainfall equally distributed throughout the year. Those conditions favour the varieties present in continental Europe, and the most common white varieties are Graševina (Italian Riesling), Rhein Riesling, Chardonnay of the whites; Blue Franconian, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir of the reds.