The countryside in Istria, Croatia

Croatia's winemaking history stretches back to 2200 B.C. and the region is starting to gain acclaim on the world stage thanks to recent efforts to highlight the young nation's four growing regions. Dalmatia, the southern-most region, boasts fruity wines from top producers including Grgic Vina Winery, while Istria's fresh reds have earned it the nickname "The Other Tuscany."

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