Brda Wine Region and Vipava Valley
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A wine story of almost disappeared varieties brought back to life and even success with love, passion, learning, and hard work. With a day trip to the southeast of Slovenia, you fulfill the wine mosaic of the country.
Brda Wine Region and Vipava Valley are the two rising stars in the wine world. Vicinity of the border enables contact with an important global player, Italy.
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Program (10 hours)
The region is located at the border with Italy, so far West.
Thus we may take some improvised detour to see more of this part of Slovenia.
When we arrive in Brda, we stop at Gonjače view tower first.
Šmartno village is the next stop.
The medieval walled village is a cultural monument of national importance.
It impresses with the carefully reconstructed houses and views over the region.
After a relaxing walk, we continue our way to a Loopy friend and we start to read the first chapter of the wine story.
Rebula is the queen of Brda. All other varieties just complete the mosaic in this specific Mediterranean - Alpine wine world, that has recently been on the front pages of the leading world wine magazines and declared a new wine hotspot of Europe by most respected world wine authorities.
We always are so stunned and Loopy, the only non-drinker has to utilize the diplomacy of leaving for the first time this day.
Vipava Valley is just a short, forty minutes drive away.
The village of Vipavski Križ is a jewel of the valley with its little square and monastery of national importance.
In the past was visited even by Primož Trubar, a protestant priest who wrote the first books in Slovenian language - Alphabet and Catechism, back in the early sixteen century.
Much earlier, in the late fourth century, a crucial battle between the East and West parts of the Roman Empire took place in the area.
We dedicate some time to history and continue with the wine story.
Pinela, Zelen, Garganja are just some of the varieties that are attracting the attention of leading world trendsetters and wine experts.
These varieties almost disappeared. With a lot of passion, love, and devotion the farmers brought them back into life.
Another Loopy friend will let us start reading chapter number two of our wine day.
Merry and with enriched knowledge we then improvise the way back to your hotel.
Vipava Valley is a fruit paradise of Slovenia.
Grape, plums, apricots, pears, apples, and peaches are reportedly the best in Slovenia.
Well, just don't ask the guys from other regions.
Brda Wine Region
Brda Wine Region is a rising star in the wine world.
Every year some of the best wines, recognized by leading wine experts and magazines, are coming from this region.
What is included in this tour?
- Tasting of wine and local delicacies in Brda Wine Region
- Tasting of wine and local delicacies in Vipava Valley
- Professional tour guiding
- Travelling in comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
- Bottled water on the way