If you’ve never been to Brda before, Dobrovo Castle (or Grad Dobrovo in Slovene) is a logical first stop on your visit to the country’s most renowned wine district. The well-stocked and extremely helpful tourist information centre is located in the courtyard, where you can also find the Briška Butiehca shop, packed with handmade gifts and souvenirs crafted by local artists, artisans and farmers.
Inside the late Renaissance castle there’s the Count de Baguer Museum Collection, the Zoran Dobrovo Castle Mušič Art Gallery and a wine cellar with wines from more than 50 of the region’s best producers. At the castle restaurant you’ll find reasonable prices and ample servings of local specialties, with the postcard worthy views from the back terrace making it obvious why Goriška Brda is most commonly referred to as the Tuscany of Slovenia. The hilltop town of Dobrovo v Brdih is around a 30-minute drive from Nova Gorica and the route is well signposted along the pleasant winding roads.
Grajska 10, Dobrovo v Brdih
+386 5 395 92 10
Source: THE Slovenia WINE 2018
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