wine tasting tours and winery visits
Why Visit Slovenia?
Slovenia may not be the first European country that springs to mind for a wine tasting holiday. However, the country has a long viticultural history, and its unique wines are gradually being recognised on the global winemaking stage. It’s an exciting time to take a wine tasting holiday to Slovenia. It is also one of Europe’s most exciting new culinary destinations, with a food culture that focuses on the abundance of local produce and farm-to-fork dining. Beside fantastic wine and food, Slovenia is well-known for being green: both in terms of its beautiful natural landscape and its sustainability credentials.
WINE TASTING HOLIDAYS IN SLOVENIA
Slovenia’s wine growing regions produce an impressive diversity of wines. From full-bodied reds to fresh, aromatic whites; light sparkling wines to sweet dessert wines. Local winemakers proudly champion the country’s indigenous grape varieties. Special wines to look out for are Cviček, a red and white blend, with a low alcohol level and Teran, an intense ruby red wine made from Refošk grapes grown in the red-soiled Karst region. For the best introduction to the unique array of Slovenian wines we recommend booking a wine tasting tour with an expert local guide.
FOOD TASTING EXPERIENCES IN SLOVENIA
Slovenian cuisine, like its wine, is diverse, delicious, and influenced by the varied landscape. From Alpine sheep cheese to earthy truffles; wild venison to freshwater fish. Whether you’re dining in a typical gostilna or one of the country’s Michelin-starred restaurants, there is a focus on fresh, locally produced ingredients. A food focused holiday in Slovenia is a must for any foodie.
OTHER REASONS TO VISIT SLOVENIA
Slovenia is one of the world’s most sustainable countries with a national commitment to responsible travel. It proudly protects its heritage, culture, and spectacular natural beauty. Here you’ll find snow-capped mountains, vast turquoise lakes, extensive cave systems and glacial valleys. There are plenty of opportunities for hiking, cycling, caving and white-water rafting. If this sounds a little too active take a leisurely boat ride on the picture-postcard Lake Bled or stroll through the cobbled streets of the charming capital of Ljubljana.