Istria Wine Region
Istria wine region has a rich history of viticulture and is one of the oldest wine regions in Europe. The topography of the region is hilly with an extremely long coastline. This means that there is a range of microclimates across the Istria wine region, allowing for the growth of a range of grape varietals and the production of a diverse catalogue of wines. Currently, there is 4000 ha under the vine in the Istria wine region. At the end of the 19th century, the area under the vine was 44 000 ha but this decreased dramatically after phylloxera struck the region.