Above: The patio in front of Diocletian's Wine House in Split, Croatia

Croatians are justifiably proud of their wines, many of which are made from indigenous grapes and are full of character. In addition to visiting wineries, where there’s a good chance that the winemaker will show you around, I highly recommend trying some of the country’s many inviting wine bars. I found five along the Dalmatian Coast that I enjoyed immensely, as well as one that is best avoided.

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