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Goriska Brda This beautifully picturesque region to the far west of Ljubljana, right on the border with Italy, was reminiscent of Tuscany with rolling hills and natural amphitheatres of vineyards. At the Brda Cooperative, we were treated to an unexpected guided tour of the pretty villages and spectacular countryside before heading into the tasting room…(Read More)

Saturday was a big day as we incorporated two visits, a lunch and a dinner. An hour south west from Ljubljana to Vipava we found the charming Mitje Lavrencic of the Sutor winery in the village of Podnanos. Sutor is a small, four hectare estate producing some utterly sublime wines. Mitje was a charming host…(Read More)

Another gloriously warm and sunny day beckoned as Friday took us to the far west of the country and in the process created a three country wine tour as we nipped in and out of Italy on our way to the Goriska Brda area of Slovenia. Often described as mini Tuscany due to its steep…(Read More)

Our second Slovenia tour is underway and after the huge success of the first trip I am very excited to be back so soon. Our first night dinner was at the Manna restaurant in Lubljana.  Two weeks ago, Manna surpassed themselves with a superb gastronomic wine tasting dinner and once again they out performed. Enthusiastic…(Read More)

As we had a late flight out from Ljubljana we were able to squeeze in another visit and lunch at the wonderful Doppler estate. Situated on the top of a hill, quite close to Ducal, we had the most perfect weather to enjoy the stunning views. Owner Mihaela and her daughter Lena hosted our visit…(Read More)

  I allowed everyone a lie in on Saturday after the rigours of the first two days, so a 9.30 start seemed like luxury! A gentle but full day was in store as we took a short drive to the beautiful Ducal winery, just 8 hecares, situated in the Sentilj hills and right on the…(Read More)

  Friday was destined to be a big day as we completed our exploration of the Primorje region to the west of Slovenia by visiting the Vipava Valley. This is a very different terroir to the Goriska Brda region that we saw yesterday with a more rolling undulating landscape, more fertile soil and a wetter…(Read More)

Our destination for our first full day was the beautifully picturesque Goriska Brda region. Situated to the far west of Ljubljana, right on the border with Italy, the area was reminiscent of Tuscany with rolling hills and natural amphitheatres of vineyards. It has established itself as a very high quality production zone with Marjan Simcic…(Read More)

The first TSWT tour to Slovenia has begun and I salute the adventuring pioneer travellers with me who are seeking out the best that Slovenia has to offer. This small, almost landlocked country has a long and proud winemaking tradition and the wines fully merit a wider audience. Over the course of the next five…(Read More)

I travelled to Slovenia last week for the final recce prior to our tours in May. This will be our first venture into what might be called Eastern Europe and I am sure everyone will be inspired by the superb quality of the wines, the passion of the winemakers and the beauty of the country…(Read More)