Vina Laguna rejoices in a position at the heart of Croatia’s leading gastronomic destination. Just over the border from Friuli, Italian producers have new rivals. More and more food and wine explorers from around Europe are homing in on Istria to enjoy the Istrian table. This starts with remarkable produce: under the trees, world-beating truffles, both black and white; celebrated lamb and indigenous boskarin beef; diverse white fish and seafood from the cleaner side of the Adriatic; game large and small from forests and fields; historic cheeses from cow, goat and sheep; single estate olive oils from ancient groves – all with their favourite wine partners. Then food producer and winemaker work together with konoba and restaurant, chef and sommelier, to create a dream team of gastronomy and capture, for the most discerning gourmet, the lightness of being Istria.