It’s time for us to once again say ‘Na zdravje!’ to wine lovers the world over with the release of our latest English-language Slovenian wine guide, covering all three of the country’s distinct wine regions. From the earthy reds of Mediterranean Primorska, to the sweet whites of Podravje in the northeast, the limitless supply of refreshing cviček of Posavje in the southeast, and to the traditional Ljubljana wine route, which unites winemakers from all regions, the Slovenia Wine guide is intended to give only a brief overview of Slovenia’s wine industry, one of the oldest in the world and yet still, for many, an unexplored scene.
Over the couple decades many of Slovenia’s winemakers – from the largest cooperatives to the smallest family-run operations – have expanded, renovated and modernized their facilities with state-of-the-art equipment and gorgeous tasting facilities, and have been duly rewarded for their efforts with a plethora of prestigious awards and increasing recognition from the international media. TOP winemakers in Slovenia have added accommodation and other services, which makes visiting them easier than ever before. Add a special touch to your stay and join the TOP Wine Tours in Slovenia, which will make your visit truly memorable.
The vineyards mentioned in our new The SloveniaWine Guide represent only a small number of the hundreds (or technically tens of thousands) of wine producers from different regions that currently operate in Slovenia, and we’ve tried our best to give a representative sampling so visitors who are unfamiliar with the country’s wine regions can gain a clearer understanding of what each has to offer. More specifically, we’ve attempted to show the unique aspects of each winery, farm, village and winemaker, in order to encourage readers to visit for themselves and taste the best Slovenian wines.
The booklet includes an overview of the topSlovenia’s three wine regions, detailed info of some typical local wine varieties and some unique wine experiences, and descriptions of some of our favourite wine destinations, as well as a useful colour-coded map with top Slovenian wineries.
TOP 3 Slovenian Wine regions 1. Podravje region Podravje is the largest of Slovenia’s wine regions located in the northeastern part of the country. The region is synonymous with white wines, as they account for over 95% of output, and is most known for producing some world class dessert wines, including ice wine well as […]
TOP Slovanian sparkling wines
TOP 13 recommended Sloveninan sparkling wines Celebrations are just around the corner, and we will be opening bottles pretty soon. Therefore we have gathered top 13 Slovenian Sparkling wines from the best Slovenian vineyards for you to choose the bottle, which will suit your special occasion in the best possible way. Cheers! Medot The wine […]
TOP Winemakers in Goriška Brda
Winemakers in Goriška Brda Covering 72km² of rolling hills between the Soča River and Italian border, Brda is one of Slovenia’s foremost wine-growing areas and only an hour’s drive from Ljubljana. Often described as a miniature version of Tuscany, every hill seems to be topped with a large church (there are actually only 30 in […]
TOP Winemakers in Slovenia Podravje wine region
Covering the entire northeastern portion of the country, Podravje (so named for the Drava river valley) is the largest of Slovenia’s wine regions, and is officially subdivided into two districts: Prekmurje in the far northeastern corner, and Štajerska Slovenija everywhere else. It should be mentioned that some guides divide the region into seven districts, with […]
TOP Winemakers in Slovenian Istria wine region
Istria is the Mediterranean part of the country, and has long been influenced by its proximity to the sea and Italy, with a tradition of wine-making that goes back to Roman times. While many different wines are produced here, the most typical of the region is Refošk, a red that pairs well with food and […]
TOP Winemakers in Vipava Valley
TOP Winemakers in Vipava Valley While the valley stretches only some two dozen kilometres from the imposing Mount Nanos in the east to the city of Nova Gorica in the west, the Vipava Valley’s unique location at the meeting point of several different climate zones gives rise to no less than five distinct micro-regions, namely the Lower Vipava, […]
TOP Winemakers in Kras – Karst wine region
The Kras wine district is distinguished by the unique terrain upon which it sits, namely, a limestone Karst plateau above the bay of Trieste covered by a thin layer of reddish-brown soil that receives both an abundance of sun throughout the year as well as strong winds known as the burja (or Bora, in English). […]
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