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Vipava Valley & Goriska Brda
Slovenia has long been below the radar of wine connoisseurs across the world. Thanks to acclaimed wine writers, the wine world today knows Slovenia as one of the smallest but most diverse wine regions in the world. There’s only 21.000 hectares of vineyards but 30.000 grape producers and a wine growing history that dates back before the Romans! The Royal British wine authority Jancis Robinson labelled Slovenia as the country with possibly the most unusual wine culture in the world, certainly in Europe.
In this scenic day trip visit two different wine districts of the Primorska (Littoral) wine regions – the Vipava Valley and the Goriška Brda district, where a combination of mineral rich soils and sub-Mediterranean climate enables production of some spectacular wines.
Vipava Valley is known for its crisp and aromatic fresh white wines and for progressive and bold winemakers. The picturesque valley is dotted with stone-built villages located on hill tops, where one can count more wine cellars than family homes and where narrow streets and squares are often swept by the violent burja wind. Stop at Vipavski Križ, a small village with houses, clustered inside a defence wall around a castle from the late 15th century.
Continue to Goriška Brda, located at the footsteps of the Alps and 20 km from the Adriatic Sea. Goriška Brda are one of the world’s best wine growing terroirs. Home not only to vine, the area also produces delicious cherries, persimmons, figs and probably the spiciest olive oil you have ever tasted. Goriška Brda is predominantly the region of beautiful rebula white wine (ribolla gialla), but never underestimate the rich Bordeaux-like blends. Enjoy some free time for lunch or for independent explorations of the area.
Throughout the tour, we stop at 3 small family run wineries in these 2 wine counties, with guided tours at each winery, taste 4 wine sample at each, accompanied by delicious local produce cold cuts plates. Return to Ljubljana in late afternoon hours.
– 8:30: start of picking up in Ljubljana
– 10:00 – 10:45: stop at Vipavski Križ
– 11:00 – 12:30: 1st winery visit with tasting (Vipava Valley)
– 13:00 – 14:30: free time for lunch in Šmartno, Goriška Brda
– 15:00 – 16:30: 2nd winery visit with tasting (Goriška Brda)
– 17:00 – 18:00: 3rd wine tasting (Goriška Brda or Vipava Valley)
– 19:00 return to Ljubljana
*Selection of visits and wine tastings at local wineries are subject to producers’ availability on specific dates. Please note that the itinerary order may change.
FROM LJUBLJANA: 85 € / person
FROM BLED: 110 € / person (min 2 applicants, otherwise price is 135 € / person)
MIN APPLICANTS: 2
PRICE INCLUDES: professional English speaking guide, 1 winery guided tour with wine tasting, comfortable transport, all traffic related costs, organization
PRICE EXCLUDES: winery guided tour with wine tasting (4 samples at each stop), meals, personal expenses
- Winery guided tour with wine tastings: 15 – 20 € / person per winery
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