Discovering unknown wine regions can be a joy to avid enthusiasts and novices alike, everything from walking through the panoramic scenery of the vineyards to tasting the literal fruits of their labor. Most families in Istria have their own wineries where they produce enough for their home and showcase the rest to neighbors during the holidays. With its Italian influence, Istria is a wine region that is optimal for crisp, easy to drink white wines and specializing in a variety called Malvazija. Never heard of it? Neither had we. This is a look at our roadtrip to Istria and the families who are blending these young wines with time-honored tradition.