Wines of Istria: the most famous wineries and wines

Wines of Istria

Croatian wines are gaining more and more popularity on the international wine market. Together with wines gains popularity most popular wine region of Croatia – the Istrian peninsula.

From ancient times Istria was famous for growing grapes and till today it remains as one of the most dynamically developing wine regions in Europe.

In 2014 and 2015 Istria has joined the list of top 10 wine producing regions of the world. Also in 2016 Istria was placed in the top 10 wine producing regions of Europe.

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Motovun – truffles city – 30 km from Porec city

Motovun - truffles city

The first thing that strikes you when you enter Motovun is its quietness. Motovun – located in 30 km from Porec city – truffles city is a very old city, famous for its truffles, and it seems to be living its own life, which has not changed over the past hundred years.

And, while the time itself is slowing down its pace, you involuntarily slow your walking down, keeping your breathing quieter.

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Brijuni national park

Brijuni national park

Not far from Pula city — the touristic, economic and transport centre of Istria with many famous landmarks of Istria, one of which is the impressive ancient Roman amphitheatre — are the Brijuni isles, which can be reached by sailing across the Fazana channel.

Here, between Pula and Rovinj, on the area of only 7 are 14 isles. Nature has created a real paradise here, which, at the turn of the 20th century, caught the attention of one of its owners Paul Kupelwieser.

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Rovinj city – small “Croatian Venice”

Rovinj city

Rovinj is one of the most mysterious, romantic and intriguing cities of Croatia. It is not for nothing that Rovinj is the best sightseeing, which is recommended in the TOP 10 places for visiting in Croatia.

The Old City is the historical center of Rovinj, which is situated on a peninsula in the center of which there is Cathedral Church of St. Euphimia.

Rovinj water area is very spectacular and has 22 islets. A new part of the city was built on the continent seaside to the south and north of the peninsula. Rovinj is a modern resort with developed tourist infrastructure such as modern hotels, sports facilities, night clubs and restaurants.

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