Top 100 wines of Istra

Discover the top 100 best wines of Istra as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the wines that are popular of Istra and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Istra

The wine region of Istra of Croatia. Wineries and vineyards like the Domaine Meneghetti or the Domaine Medea produce mainly wines white, red and sweet. The most planted grape varieties in the region of Istra are Terrano, Merlot and Cabernet-Sauvignon, they are then used in wines in blends or as a single variety. On the nose of Istra often reveals types of flavors of pineapple, quince or hay and sometimes also flavors of grass, honeysuckle or truffle.

We currently count 111 estates and châteaux in the of Istra, producing 627 different wines in conventional, organic and biodynamic agriculture. The wines of Istra go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or pork.

News from the vineyard of Istra

Chinese customs seize over 1,100 bottles of fine wine from Hong Kong

According to China’s General Administration of Customs, the seized goods consisted of more than 1,000 bottles of Penfolds from Australia and over 100 bottles of top-end Bordeaux wine, including first growth labels such as Château Lafite Rothschild and Château Margaux. The Chinese customs authorities discovered the cases of illegally imported bottles by checking the amount of wine declared on the offending company’s documents against the actual number of items being transported. The smuggled good ...

Ukrainian wine, hanging in the balance

Since February 24th 2022 the world has quickly learned a great deal more about Europe’s second-largest country, Ukraine. Most notably will be our profound admiration for the Ukrainians’ continued resistance to the invading Russian Army. This is but one item on a long list that includes such things as Ukraine being one of the world’s top exporters of wheat, barley and sunflower seeds. However, many people are also now learning that Ukraine not only has a thriving winemaking sect ...

Andrew Jefford: ‘Arresting and generous, but without vulgarity or excess’

Layers of colour in the sky before me: indigo, peach, salmon. In the rear-view mirror, the gold was catching fire. As I drove down through the lonely, Mistral-chilled vines of Babeau-Bouldoux towards nearby St-Chinian, I was thinking about what Christine Deleuze of Clos Bagatelle had just said. ‘When you came to visit 10 years ago,’ she reminded me, ‘you said we needed to wait another decade for a market breakthrough. Today you’ve said we need to wait another decade or two. So when, exactly, wil ...

The best wines of Istra in other styles