1. Sip in Vrbnik
There are many reasons to visit Vrbnik, a medieval tangle of a town set atop a limestone outcrop dramatically half-surrounded by the Adriatic way below. Those who love obscure European history can spend a while amid the Glagolitic manuscripts kept in the Parish Church, living examples of a dead Slavic language. Others might want to dander over to idyllic Kozica beach. But most will want to sample Žlahtina, the straw-coloured dry white cultivated here and here only. Stocked in every local restaurant, it’s available for sale from Gospoja, run by the local Toljanić family, which runs an agricultural co-operative, a tavern on the prominent Vrbnik square of Škujica, a wine-tasting outlet and a 22-room boutique hotel.