The Slovenian wine growing region of Brda, directly on the border with Italy, is essentially a continuation of the Italian wine region of Collio and is considered one of the best white wine producing regions in Europe.
Discover the region’s exciting wines on this private, 4-day wine tasting tour. Due to its proximity to Italy, this package is also possible if arriving into Venice.
Day 1: Arrive Slovenia.
On arrival at Ljubljana Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in the Goriska Brda wine producing region. Your guide will give you an introduction to the wines of Brda-Collio and explain how this one wine region spreads across two countries. Depending on your flight arrival there may be time for a wine tasting. In the evening enjoy a welcome dinner with wine.
Day 2: Wine Tasting & Cooking Class
After breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel for a wine tasting tour of the Brda-Collio wine region. This region known as Brda in Slovenia and as Collio in Italy as it crosses the Italian / Slovenian border, is considered one of the best white wine producing regions in Europe.
First stop is the Gonjace viewing tower from where you can enjoy magnificent views from the Alps to the Adriatic Sea and observe the border running between Slovenia and Italy. Then continue to one of the region’s sparkling wine producers for a winery tour and wine tasting.
After this aperitive continue to the picturesque walled village of Šmartno where, after a brief stroll, you will participate in a cooking class. Discover how to prepare and cook a traditional local meal under the watchful eye of a local chef. Enjoy the meal for lunch, paired with fantastic local wines.
Return to your hotel after lunch and the rest of your day is free.
Day 3 Wine Tasting & Cividale del Friuli
This morning, head over the border into Italy and explore the picturesque medieval town of Cividale del Friuli, founded by Julius Caesar during the Gaul campaign. But before a stroll through the town’s narrow streets visit your first winery of the day, located in the northern part of Collio, and sample the interesting local red wines.
After lunch and free time in Cividale return over the border to Slovenia. A stop will be made for a second wine tasting at a winery just at the border between Slovenia and Italy.
Day 4 Depart Slovenia.
Your day is free until your transfer to Ljubljana Airport in time for your departure flight.
Want to stay longer or upgrade your hotel? Arriving into Venice instead of Ljubljana? This itinerary can be tailormade to suit your preferences. Contact us for a bespoke package. Price is subject to availability and season of travel.
Photos courtesy of the Slovenian Tourist Board
- Visits to 4 wineries with wine tastings
- 3 nights in 3* Belica Hotel or similar in a double room with daily breakfast
- Welcome dinner with wine.
- Private transportation
- Hotel taxes
- Cooking workshop including lunch & wine
- Return airport transfers to/from Ljubljana airport
- English-speaking driver-guide
- Any additional meals not mentioned
Pick up from Ljubljana Airport