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Wine Distributors in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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About Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina is located in the western part of the Balkan peninsula. Surrounding countries: Republic Serbia (northeast), Republic Montenegro (southeast), Republic Croatia (north, west and south). Capital: Sarajevo, Official languages: Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian with two alphabets (Latin and Cyrillic), Continent: Europe. Surprisingly, this small country in south-eastern Europe is remotely heart-shaped on a map.

The capital of the country, Sarajevo, boasts more than seven hundred years of history. The main local landmark is the Latin Bridge across the Miljacka River, which was once the site of Franz Ferdinand’s assassination, which historically triggered the rapid start of the First World War. Despite such a complicated history, this bridge is considered a symbol of peace and friendship. The people of Bosnia and Herzegovina are very hospitable, friendly and always extremely happy to make new acquaintances.

What alcoholic beverages are popular and enjoyed in Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Rakija (Rakija is a traditional Bosnian fruit brandy), Wine, Herbal Liqueurs. Another favourite drink is Beer.  Sarajevsko Pivo is one of the most well-known and widely consumed beer brands in the country.

On what occasions is it customary to drink wine in Bosnia and Herzegovina?

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, wine is commonly enjoyed on various occasions, both formal and informal. They are: Celebrations and Festivities, Family Gatherings and Social Events, Formal Dinners and Banquets, Restaurant Dining.  This list can be supplemented with Cultural and Art Events, Casual Gatherings and Get-Togethers.

What are the most popular imported wines in Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Wines from Croatia, Serbia, North Macedonia and Montenegro, Italian Wines, French Wines, Spanish Wines and Chilean Wines. Australian Wines, and Other International Wines (Wines from United States, Argentina, South Africa) are also popular.

What are the popular choices among wine drinkers in Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Žilavka, Blatina, Vranac and International Varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Chardonnay), Sparkling Wines (Bosnian Sparkling Wines and imported Prosecco, Cava, and Champagne).

Where can you buy fine wines in Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Wine Shops and Specialty Stores, Supermarkets and Hypermarkets, Wineries and Wine Cellars. And a few more places where you can easily buy your favourite wines are: Online Wine Retailers, Restaurants and Wine Bars.

Where can you buy natural, organic, bio, and vegan wines in Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Organic and Health Food Stores, Wine Shops and Specialty Stores, Online Retailers, Farmers Markets, Directly from Wineries.

Does Bosnia and Herzegovina have its own wine production?

Yes, Bosnia and Herzegovina has a long history of wine production and boasts its own domestic wine industry. The most prominent wine regions in the country are: Herzegovina, Republika Srpska, Central Bosnia, Una-Sana Canton.

What are the main distribution channels for wine importers in Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Wine Distributors, Restaurants and Hotels, Wine Shops and Specialty Stores, Online Retailers, Events and Tastings, Direct Sales to Consumers.

What organization in Bosnia and Herzegovina does regulate wine importation?

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the regulatory oversight of wine importation is primarily handled by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations (MoFTER) at the national level. MoFTER is responsible for regulating and supervising foreign trade activities, including the importation of various goods, including wines.

What are key aspects related to wine import in Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Import Licensing, Customs Procedures, Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures, Quality Control and Standards. And a few other important points: Import Documentation and Certificates, Labelling and Language Requirements, Intellectual Property Rights.

What are key aspects related to wine export into Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Export Licensing, Customs Procedures and Documentation, Import Requirements and Regulations, Distribution Channels. And it should also be added here: Language and Labeling Requirements, Market Research and Consumer Preferences, Intellectual Property Rights.

What exhibitions and fairs are organized in Bosnia and Herzegovina for wine producers, wine importers, wine retailers and wine enthusiasts?

Sarajevo Wine Weekend (annual wine fair), Mostar Wine Festival, Trebinje Wine and Tourism Fair (annual event), Zenica Wine Fair, International Fair Mostar.