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Zinfandel grapes.jpg
Zinfandel grapes, similar to the Dobričić
Species Vinifera
Cultivar group Vitis Group
Origin Mediterranean, B.C.
Cultivar group members Okručanac, Plavac Šoltanski, Slatinski.

Dobričić is an ancient red wine grape variety from the island of Šolta off the Dalmatian coast in Croatia. Some areas still grow Dobričić – many vineyards were left to grow wild following World War II.


It is one parent of the Plavac Mali red wine grape variety;[1] the other one is Zinfandel, a grape variety also known as Crljenak Kaštelanski in Croatia, from where it originates.[2] [3]


Historically, it was prone to mold, while Crljenak was prone to be overly heat sensitive, thus the cross of Plavac Mali resulted in a grape that had neither of these negative attributes and was perfect for the region. [3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Meredith, C (January 2002). "Looking for Zinfandel in Croatia" (PDF). Zinfandel Express. 
  2. ^ Robinson, J (ed) (2006). The Oxford Companion to Wine (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. pp. 130 & 786. ISBN 0-19-860990-6. 
  3. ^ a b Miquel Hudin & Elia Varela Serra (2012), Vinologue Dalmatia, Vinologue, p. 320, ISBN 978-0-615-23217-1