It's harvest time!
If you are planning a visit to the Slovenian wine-growing regions, late summer and early autumn are the best choices. In general, harvest time depends on weather conditions and the grapes’ ripeness, but it usually takes place between late August and late September. At that time, vineyards resound with the sounds of the accordion and the song of harvesters picking the sweet grapes. The air is filled with the scent of the new vintage and homemade treats prepared by dutiful housewives. Feel the easiness among the grapevines, join our boutique harvests, chat and have a laugh with the locals. After you are done, they will serve you a homemade meal and their own wine.
Harvests in good company
Harvest is a special time for winegrowers. Their hard work in the vineyard has been paid off with ripe grapes bearing a new vintage. So it is no wonder that some towns in our wine-growing regions are especially festive on the threshold of autumn. Join large public harvests, the largest one being the harvest of the Old Vine in Maribor.
Harvesting in the land of fine white wines
Visit the Podravje wine-growing region and, while listening to the sound of wind rattles, unique wooden windmills, grab a pair of harvest shears.
Join the harvests in the embrace of the Slovenske gorice
Enjoy the rolling landscape of the Slovenske gorice and the hospitality of the locals. Vast vineyards are bowed down with sweet grapes on the threshold of autumn, so lending a helping hand harvesting these ripe fruits comes in useful. Many a winegrower, plentiful in this area, will invite you to their own harvest. Those at the House of Wine Kokol, Lilek Viticulture, Šenveter and Sirk excursion farms, and Kraner Puntnar Viticulture will appreciate your help at the harvest.
Experience the autumn charms of Jeruzalem
Visit the picturesque wine-growing knolls in the heart of the Prlekija region, where time passes at a slower pace. Join the locals in the vineyards and experience Slovenian Jeruzalem in your own way.
Harvest with your friends at the Malek vineyard cottage
Participate in an actual Prlekija harvest set in the picturesque vineyards of the Malek cottage. During the 2-3-hour harvest, you will have the opportunity to try local wines accompanied by some bread and cheese. After you are done, lunch will be waiting for you at a nearby tourist farm.More
Holidays in a vineyard
If you treat yourself to an autumn break at the Puklavec tourist farm, the locals will be happy to invite you to the harvest held in their vineyards. Have a good time while doing something useful – indulge in the pleasant homely atmosphere among the grapevines.More
Experience an authentic grape harvest in Prekmurje region
During your wanderings around Prekmurje region, pay a visit to the vinicultural farm of Jani Erniša and join a real grape harvest typical of the region. Before you venture together amid rows of grapevine, you will be taught all you need to know about harvesting grapes by hand. After the work in the vineyard is finished, which can last from 5 to 6 hours, you will be treated to a delicious local meal.
Big guy`s wine highlights with the World`s Oldest Vine
Learn about the wine-makers of Štajerska and the unique wine stories from the Štajerska Slovenia wine-growing district. Go on a journey from the famous heart-shaped road among vineyards to one of the largest and oldest wine cellars in Europe and to the oldest grapevine in the world.
Experience a Mediterranean-scented harvest
Grapes are usually ripe earlier in the Primorska wine-growing region, so the harvest season starts already in late August. While harvesting, you will be caressed by a mild Mediterranean breeze, filling your heart with a pleasant homeliness while working together with the locals.
In the land of Refošk and Malvazija
Go for a ramble around the charming Istrian countryside and stop by a vineyard, where they will be happy to welcome you at their harvest.
Tonin tourist farm
Join the harvesters in the vineyards of Puče and Sečovlje. To ease your work, they will offer you delicacies made at the farm. After you are done, you can enjoy dinner with the accompaniment of music.More
The Brič estate
Situated in an idyllic location near the Slovenian-Croatian border, the Brič estate is the perfect choice for an unforgettable experience that will take you “from the grapes to the wine”. Participate in the harvest, take a guided tour of the Brič wine cellar to get to know the entire procedure of processing grapes into wine, and finally taste their high-quality house wines.More
Experience the harvest at an authentic Karst homestead
Join a harvest where the Šuc family from the Vrabči homestead in Pliskovica and their friends will warmly welcome you and will show you what an authentic harvest day on their farm looks like. Experience a true Karst “bandima” (harvest).
Socialise while harvesting in the Vipava Valley
Visit the valley that boasts the highest number of indigenous wine varieties in Slovenia. Lend a hand to the locals at a “bandimas” (harvests) and get to know the diversity of the Vipava Valley wines.
Visit the Guštin viticultural farm in Dornberk, where they pride themselves on their high-quality Merlot and Malvazija. Get to know what the little secrets to their quality are while harvesting grapes in the vineyardsMore
Find the Čebron family in the village of Preserje, where they have combined winemaking, catering and tourism on their estate for many years. After a homemade breakfast, set off to the vineyard with them and take part in their harvest.More
Come to the bandima
Be a part of an authentic harvesting experience in the Vipava Valley and get to know the local sights, gastronomy and traditions. Besides picking grapes, you can learn how wine is made from grapes, and try wine and homemade dishes in the company of the locals.More
The people of Brda invite you to the harvest
The gentle vine-growing hills of Brda invite you into their embrace at the beginning of autumn. Join the people of Brda at the harvest and see where the excellent Brda wines originate from. To make the work easier, the hosts will offer you an authentic Brda lunch. Learn about the grape processing after the harvest has been gathered and make a toast with must from the cellar of one of the Brda wine producers.
Joy in the vineyards and among vineyard cottages and repnice caves
If you participate in a harvest in the Posavje wine-growing region, you cannot miss the repnice caves and vineyard cottages watching over the vineyards. The mood around them is particularly merry during the harvest season.
From the cottage to the vineyard
In the Dolenjska region, wake up in a vineyard cottage equipped with a wine cellar, where you cannot do without Cviček. Walk directly into the vineyard and smell the scent of ripe grapes. Accept the locals’ invitation and get to know a genuine Dolenjska harvest.
Harvests with the winemakers of the Dolenjska region
Experience the harvest like a true local. After a hearty homemade breakfast in a vineyard cottage, join the locals in preparing the necessary harvest gear and, accompanied by the sound of the accordion, set off to the vineyards to pick the ripe grapes.
Picking ripe grapes in the Posavje vineyards
Podnaslov: During your autumn break in the Posavje region, among castles and wine-growing knolls, you can stop by the locals’ harvest and accept their invitation to join them.
Janc pub and wine cellar
On the sunny hills of the Dolenjska region, along the Gornjedolenjska wine road, lie the vineyards of the Janc family, who love to share their enthusiasm for winemaking with their guests. The best way to do that is by inviting them to join the harvest and showing them how wine is made from grapes.More
Grobelnik tourist farm
When you are on the Bizeljsko-Sremiška wine road, stop by the Grobelnik family. They have different vine varieties ripening in their vineyards, which they use to make homemade wine and grape juice.They appreciate the company in the vineyards during harvest time, so they invite guests to join them picking grapes every year.More
Experience wine-growing Slovenia
The viticultural and winemaking tradition is linked to some of the most exciting stories and experiences in Slovenia. You may feel like winding your way among the vineyards on foot or by bike. Get to know the first lady of vines and get a taste of the delicious flavours of Slovenian cuisine while sipping a glass of wine.