The main theme is wine

Slovenia is proud to have three wine regions, where grapes are grown that give Slovenian wines their refined flavours. Wine is also at the very centre of many stories and experiences that either bring you closer to Slovenian wine-making and its wine tradition or reflect modern trends and innovation. Quite a few events and festivals around Slovenia are devoted to wine, and the most exciting time is autumn, the time for harvests and later also St Martin’s Day celebrations. Discover some of the most interesting stories and experiences related to wine, which you just cannot miss.

The queen of all grapevines

As you walk through Lent, the old part of the city of Maribor, beside the River Drava, you will encounter the oldest grapevine in the world. The Žametovka vine, i.e. Blauer Kölner, has weathered every storm for four centuries and now proudly greets visitors. This is the only plant with its own museum in the Old Vine House, and it even has its own anthem. Exciting things happen around this vine at many traditional events and festivals.

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Walk paths that speak of wonderful wine stories and lead to the oldest vine in the world

Learn about the winemaking tradition of the Štajerska region and the unique wine stories of the Štajerska winegrowing district. Start your trip at the renowned heart among the vineyards at one of the largest and oldest wine cellars in Europe, and end at the world’s oldest living grapevine.

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Experiences among the vines

Come, stay, have a look around and try the local wines among the vineyards! Experience unforgettable moments in the unique ambience of the grapevines.

Wine safari in Brda

Do you have a sense of adventure? Embark on a unique safari, where you will not encounter any exotic animals, but off-roaders will take you on narrow paths through vineyards, orchards, and olive groves. You will also make short stops to taste excellent wines and other specialities from the Brda Hills.

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Wine safari in Brda

Wine safari in Brda

Do you have a sense of adventure? Embark on a unique safari, where you will not encounter any exotic animals, but off-roaders will take you on narrow paths through vineyards, orchards, and olive groves. You will also make short stops to taste excellent wines and other specialities from the Brda Hills.

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View of the vineyards from the Vinarium Tower

View of the vineyards from the Vinarium Tower

The 53.5-metre Vinarium Panoramic Tower proudly rises above the Lendavske Gorice Hills, and from its top you can enjoy an incredible view of no fewer than four countries. Enjoy the view of the romantic landscape, covered in vineyards, with vast fields, and Pannonian villages.

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Holidays in the wine cottages

Holidays in the wine cottages

As you visit the gentle rolling hills of the Dolenjska and Bela Krajina regions, and some hills in the Posavje region too, adorable sun-kissed vineyard cottages will surely catch your eye. These cottages are known as zidanice and they are the pride of every true Dolenjska and Bela Krajina local. These cottages also have their own wine cellar under the living area. Step into the shoes of the local residents and become a keeper of one of these zidanice cottages for a short while.

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Visit to the repnice cellars

Visit to the repnice cellars

While in the Posavje region, be sure to visit the typical repnice (pronounce rep-nee-tzeh) turnip caves. These are special caves that were once used to store food, mainly turnips, but most of them have been converted into pleasant wine cellars.

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Wine from the castle vineyard

Wine from the castle vineyard

Did you know that in Sevnica you can taste wine from a castle vineyard? Five hundred Blue Franconian vines have been planted on the fortified terraces below Sevnica Castle. The grapes are used to produce special castle wine called Castle Blood, which can be tasted at the Castle wine shop.

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Intiniti Wine Bliss mindful experience with stories from Brda

Experience Brda through a guided mindfulness practice and learn about the entire annual cycle of the vine and Motnik wine in a slightly different way. Welcome to an inspiring experience where you will learn the stories of Brda with all your senses and take a trip to your very self.

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Cycling among Vineyards

Take a cycle ride on wine roads. The routes will take you through gentle wine-growing hills and vast plains, past tourist farms, winemakers, snack bars, and other establishments where you can taste local wines and be revitalised by enjoying local flavours.

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A visit to a wine cellar

No matter which wine region you visit, the local people will always offer you their wine, of which they are particularly proud. This could be Refošk from Istria, Karst Teran, Vipava Zelen or Pinela, Metliška Črnina from Bela Krajina, Cviček from Dolenjska, or any other wine variety. No matter where you go, you will always be able to enjoy some good local food with your glass of wine. We highly recommend that you visit the most well-known wine cellars.

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A boutique wine estate worth a visit

Slovenia can boast of several excellent winemakers who aim to create the finest wines. Learn some of the amazing boutique wine stories of Slovenian winemakers.

Sleep among the vineyards

Imagine that you are sitting in front of a tent or a wood cabin among the vineyards, enjoying the view of the rolling hills, a glass of local wine at your side. Experience the charm of glamping and other unique accommodations among the vineyards.

Pour yourself a glass of wine – from a fountain?

Yes, you read that right. In Slovenia we have quite a few fountains that feature the local wines instead of the more usual water. You just need a glass with a chip, which you activate when you first fill it.

 

 

Sustainable wine – a drop of unspoiled nature in your glass

Taste the noble wines that reflect the harmony of man and nature. Slovenian sustainable wines are produced with a great deal of responsibility towards nature. The vineyards are part of the natural ecosystem, and the winemakers use only natural substances to cultivate their grapes. The guiding principle is to keep human interference to a minimum in both the vineyard and the cellar.   

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Wine-related events all year round

Good wine is the pride of every wine-maker. And they want to share the joy that they feel when enjoying a glass of fine wine. This is why you can visit wine festivals and holidays in Slovenia in all seasons, and even enjoy some other local delicacies too. However, autumn is the most exciting time, as it brings a new harvest of grapes and new wine.

Experience gastronomic Slovenia

In addition to world-class wine, you will also feel like having a good bite of food – perhaps something traditional or innovative. May the selected tastes of Slovenia fascinate you.

Wines of Slovenia

Where can you taste the wine from the three wine-growing regions of Slovenia?

Wines of Slovenia

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Taste Slovenia

Slovenian dishes taste of local ingredients. From nature!

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For foodies

The creators of new Slovenian cuisine

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Locally typical

Learn about the typical workdays and holidays cuisine of Slovenian people and discover where they obtain the ingredients for their dishes and where you can try them as well.

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