Source: Roxanich – harvest
Slowly but surely, it looks like Istria is winning the hearts of world wine connoisseurs. In a recent article by Wine Enthusiast (http://www.winemag.com/Web-2014/10-Best-Wine-Travel-Destinations-2015/), Istria is ranked among the top 10 wine destinations to visit in 2015. We are absolutely aware of a gem we have on our hands so we’re pleased to see that we are slowly moving into the mainstream of the world wine scene. We finally cease to be perceived as a “new wine country”, and are given our long overdue wine credibility. To be honest, Croatia is anything but a new wine country. Wines have been produced in these areas for centuries, but the gap in production in relatively recent history simply erased us from the world wine scene. In past two decades winemakers in Croatia have made great and courageous steps forward, with Istria always at the forefront with its enthusiasm, quality and ambition. It is really wonderful to be recognized as a wine destination, especially in the company of such grand regions such as Rhone and Loire valleys in France and Piedmont in Italy.
In addition to wine, Istria offers fantastic gastronomy – from homemade pasta, truffles, wild game, to fish and various seafood. Vast number of family owned taverns offer traditional Istrian food, but there are also some of the best Croatian restaurants that present Istrian cuisine in a slightly different way.
This article should serve only as a guideline, because Istria has a lot of hidden gems just waiting to be discovered: http://www.winemag.com/Web-2014/10-Best-Wine-Travel-Destinations-2015/index.php/cparticle/11
Before heading out to Istria, in our wine list you can find our selection of Istrian wines.