Wine Tours in Slovenia. Wine in The Heart of Slovenia’s Wine Country – 3 winegrowing regions, 28,000 wineries, 52 varieties of grapevine and 2 million people creates an incredible “Wine Tour”
Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or not, a tour to the heart of Slovenia’s wine country may quickly transform you from the latter into the former. Why? Because wine in this country is just so good.
Slovenia remains ‘the leading force in the wine race’. Home to the world’s oldest grapevine, winemaking in Slovenia existed long before the Romans introduced winemaking to France, Germany and Spain. It’s no wonder then that Slovenia has such a rich wine making history and in excess of 28,000 wineries, producing upward of 80 million litres of wine annually from its 22,300 hectares of vineyards.
Roughly 75% of that production is taken up with White wine. Almost all of the wine produced in Slovenia is consumed domestically; the remainder of which is exported. Quality continues to replace quantity as wine makers enhance their skills; as evident by the growing number of award winning wines making their way onto tables the world over. With twenty wine routes to follow, you are bound to find a drop or two to whet your appetite.
One drop of particular note is ‘Cviček’. Light red in colour; this slightly sour, yet fresh and light wine, has had a long connection to the Dolenjska area. A blend of Modra Frankinja, Žametna Črnina, Krajevina, Laški Rizling, Rumeni Plavec and Zeleni Silvanec. The steep growing terrain in Slovenia promotes manual harvesting practices over mechanical for most of Slovenia’s vineyards. www.thinkslovenia.com
There are around 6,000 grape varieties recorded in the world, however at least as many remain unrecorded.
A WINE TOUR IS A GLIMPSE INTO SLOVENIA’S VASTVITICULTURAL HERITAGE
Provenly the best way to try the exquisite flavours of Slovenian food and wine while getting to know the land and its people who make it, is joining a “Wine Tour”. It’s a first-handexperience that will introduce you to this country’s ancient, rich and highly respected winemaking tradition. If you wanted to explore Slovenia’s numerous wine trails, you would have to take a year off just for travelling around its multitude of vineyards and wine cellars.
It might be a small country, but its viticultural heritage is just so vast and complex. By joining one of our tours, you can get a glimpse into Slovenia’s world of wine, and taste an assortment of top-class products in one amazing trip.
Do you know how many incredible stories get told over a glass of fine wine? Of course not. Nobody does. There’s simply too many.
Drinking wine is a social activity best enjoyed with some authentic local cuisine and other jolly wine tourers. When your company also includes local experts and a sommelier guide, you’re in for a very educational and fun time indeed. Boutique winemakers, whose winemaking skills have been passed down through generations, will gladly share a few insider anecdotes, background stories, history of the land, and show you the ins and outs of their winemaking processes. These are the bonus features of our wine tours that you won’t get in any travel guide.
Witty wine-cellar wisdom included. It’s an interactive experience that takes place in Slovenia’s breathtakingly beautiful Vipava Valley, home to some of the world’s best wines. Take a walk through the vineyards, soak up the natural splendour that surrounds you, and treat yourself to Slovenia’s most precious beverage. Life is good, so join us on a wine tour and make it even better. Cheers!