When visiting Koper, formerly the second most important town of the Republic of Venice, taste fine Istrian wines. Vinakoper, one of the largest wine cellars in Slovenia, also boasts one of the largest barrels in Europe. The wine fountain in nearby Marezige provides a wonderful view of Koper, which also captivates visitors with an abundance of events.
Žužemberk is not known only for its mighty castle towering above the Krka river or for the former Auersperg iron foundry in nearby Dvor but also for its Zweigelt wine made of an indigenous grape variety. The Market Town Days enable you to experience the Middle Ages the Žužemberk way.
Črnomelj and Metlika
The Črnomelj and Metlika area has been home to vines for almost a thousand years. In many wine cellars, you can taste Metliška Črnina and Blaufränkisch – wines to which the Vinska vigred spring festival in Metlika is dedicated. With wine, you will be served belokranjska pogača, indigenous food in Bela krajina protected at the European level.
After seeing the old centre of Brežice and a castle with the picturesque Knights Hall, take a walk on the left and right bank of the Sava River and discover the difference between Cviček and Bizeljčan – two wines characteristic of this area. Taste wine in turnip caves (repnice) – caves from soft flint which were used to store turnip.
The town that boasts the oldest wine cellar and the oldest Slovenian wine is a real discovery for wine lovers and gourmets. The potential of extraordinary wine-growing locations around Ptuj was recognized by the Romans and numerous dwellers of Ptuj became rich by trading wine. Rich wine tradition is reflected today in the selection of cellar and wineries in Ptuj.
One of the most modern wine cellars in this part of Europe, the Zlati grič cellar, is just a stone’s throw away from Slovenske Konjice. The estate also boasts excellent cuisine and a unique golf course among the vineyards.
Stunning views and cellar full of Cviček. Each true citizen of Novo mesto has a vineyard cottage on a nearby hill, whose cellar contains barrels full of Cviček. Perhaps this is the reason why the Dolenjska landscape is dotted with tiny vineyard cottages whose owners like spending their free time there hosting their friends.
Kostanjevica na Krki
Kostanjevica na Krki in inseparably connected with Cviček and its history. The story begins in 1234 with the establishment of the Cistercian Monastery. The Cistercians were pioneers in wine-growing and cellaring. It is understandable that Kostanjevica na Krki is one of the crucial centres of Cviček production.