As we have explained in our wine road for the grey Istria, Istria can be devided almost into halves if we use the soil as the criterium.
Red Istria is the region along the coastline, covered with read (mostly limestone) soil is called Red Istria (Crvena Istra in Croatian; Terra Rossa in Italian).
This division is not definite, for various reasons, mainly because many Istrian winemakers have vineyards on both red and grey soil. Additionally, while the border between the red and grey soil in Istria is something that is visible to the naked eye, on the maps we used to help us make this wine roads for you it’s not 100% clear on which side some of the bordering wineries should be placed.
Anyway, with all of those disclaimers, please find Red Istria winemakers listed below with contact details. If there are any errors or omissions, please contact [email protected] and we will rectify (especially if you’re a winemaker who wants to change teams, from Red to Grey Istria or vice versa!).