Located in the north of the country, the Croatian Uplands are undoubtedly the coolest of Croatia’s four key wine regions. The area has earned a reputation for producing crisp white wines from international and regionally important varieties like Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc. Important sub zones include Medimurje, Zagorje, Moslavina, and Plešivica.
Located in the far west of Croatia, Istria is a fiercely independent region known predominantly for the cultivation of Teran and the white Malvazija Istarska. Although production is centred around a few large wineries there is a healthy scene of small boutique wineries and the region has a rapidly improving reputation for making exciting wines.