By Deane Barker

This is a large peninsula into the northern Adriatic sea. It’s mostly Croatian, with some parts in the north being Slovenian and Italian.

Curiously, I have driven across Istria (without knowing what it was called). I attended a conference in Opatija, Croatia in late summer 2023. When I was leaving, dropped a new friend off at the airport in Pula, which is on the southern tip of Istria, then drove north to Trieste, Italy, thereby driving the entire length of Istria.

Why I Looked It Up

In an article about a wine scammer:

But of all his hobbies and indulgences, it’s wine that puts a special glint in his eye. “It’s a beautiful process, to coax something like that out of a fruit,” he says, after telling me about the vineyard he owns on an Istrian hillside.