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Click here to read what my clients said about these tours In 2017 I ran two tours to Slovenia, a wonderful wine region that truly deserves to be properly discovered.  Word spread, and in 2018 I took a further 33 people on a further voyage of discovery! Goriska Brda This beautifully picturesque region to the…(Read More)

Usually Tim’s tours end with a final night dinner, at which we reflect on our experiences over a lovely meal and some final samples of the region’s wine.  On this tour, because of the lateness of the return flights, we had a bonus trip on Sunday. On the roof terrace of stylish Gostilna…(Read More)

On Saturday we visited the Vipava Valley, in glorious sunshine and increasing heat.   Like Goriska Brda, Vipava is in the Primorska region and is probably the hottest and sunniest wine growing area in Slovenia, as the Bora wind which can whip down the valley at 200+km/hour will clear clouds away.   My group visited…(Read More)

Brda is Slovenian for hill, and on Friday we headed west to the Goriska Brda region, which borders the Collio and Colli Orientale regions of Italy. The history of this region is of conquest and shifting borders, though I imagine for the majority of the local peasantry whether their feudal overlords were (among others) the…(Read More)

We spent the day within a stone’s throw of the Austrian border, in the spectacularly pretty region of Podravska, north of Maribor, a couple of hours’ drive from Ljubljana. My group (which we will only call the Grand Cru group among ourselves) visited the Gaube family winery in the morning.  Here Patrik, son of…(Read More)

This is Fliss, Tim’s wife, writing the blog. 33 of us have assembled in lovely Ljubljana, where the weather was kind to us on the first night.  We enjoyed the stroll beside the river from our hotel to Manna restaurant where Dado introduced us to our wines: a pink fizz, our first ‘orange wine…(Read More)