"Thanks for its natural characteristics, Istrian grape growing- and wine culture play the prominent role in this region.
The colour of wines are very diversified from the gold yellow to the straw colour depend on how it is prepared or how natural conditions are disposal of the area.“
Teran- deep ruby colour, stouter wine which one mostly suitable for high-calorie foods than stew or sausages. The golden yellow Muskat is recommended for light foods or desserts, depend on it is sweet or dry. The well-known Istrian white wine is Malvazija.West viticultural area: Porec, Buje, Pula, Rovinj's surroundings Central wine region: Buzet, Pazin's surroundings East wine region: Labin's surrounding You can also find muscatel otonel such as the Momjan Muscat and the Rose Muscat from the Poreč area, both very pleasing wines, perfect to accompany desserts served at the end of the meal. From the usual European white grape sorts, Chardonnay, White Pinot and Gray Pinot have become increasingly popular in Istria. Usually, these wines are produced and poured to age into small oak barrels, known as barrique. From the red sorts common in Europe, Merlot has become increasingly popular nowadays in the Istrian vineyards