A Wine Road for the Red Istria

By , 09 Apr 2017, 14:39 PM Wine Regions

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As we have explained in our wine road for the grey Istria, Istria can be devided almost into halves if we use the soil as the criterium.

Red Istria is the region along the coastline, covered with read (mostly limestone) soil is called Red Istria (Crvena Istra in Croatian; Terra Rossa in Italian).

This division is not definite, for various reasons, mainly because many Istrian winemakers have vineyards on both red and grey soil. Additionally, while the border between the red and grey soil in Istria is something that is visible to the naked eye, on the maps we used to help us make this wine roads for you it's not 100% clear on which side some of the bordering wineries should be placed.

Anyway, with all of those disclaimers, please find Red Istria winemakers listed below with contact details. If there are any errors or omissions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will rectify (especially if you're a winemaker who wants to change teams, from Red to Grey Istria or vice versa!).


Croatia Wine Map

For all of the various varieties, indigenous and imported, hundreds of winemakers and many different wine styles, Croatia can be divided into 4 major winemaking regions. Those are: Eastern Continental Croatia, Croatian Highlands, Istria and Kvarner Bay, and Dalmatia. We have written about those regions extensively, and we invite you to research them through our article on the regions, articles with more details written on specifics of wine-making in each of the Croatian counties and through our series of articles showing you the virtual wine maps for best-known wine regions in Croatia.


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