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From the Vineyard to the Wine Cellar

Grape harvest season bestows a joyful bounty

What makes Vipava grapes so special?
Where and how is the grape harvest celebrated in the Vipava Valley?
How captivating can autumn hikes be?
What are the people of the Vipava Valley especially proud of?

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  • Wonderful times. All year round.

    SUMMER

    Golden hues of ripening spill across the greenery. The air is heavy with the scent of apricots, peaches and ripe grasses. If valley days appear too hot, the Nanos, Gora and Trnovo Plateaus offer plenty refreshment, alongside the crystal rivers and springs. Tastings in superb wine cellars make for joyous evenings in good company. Whether hiking, biking, exploring or simply enjoying nature, the perfect summer day lies at your feet ...

  • Wonderful times. All year round.

    AUTUMN

    The season of plenty starts in the vineyards and ends in the cellar. Between grape harvest and St. Martin's day, the land bristles with magic as gifts of the vine turn into wine. When the khaki, the season's last fruit, finally turns bright yellow, the trees have already shed their garments yet cold weather is still at bay. A marvellous setting for trips and countryside roaming, resting at a laden table of one of the many hospitable farms ...

  • Wonderful times. All year round.

    WINTER

    The first snowdrops show up soon after Christmas, when other places are still covered in white. Winter in the Vipava Valley is gentle, likely to turn out splendidly sunny. True, the Burja wind plays its naughty tune here and there, but the tantrums are in sheltered sites followed by spring-like warmth. Hiking trails and cycling trails are then perfectly serene. Naturally, all the roads lead past the stone cellar where it is now, for a brief little while, warmer than outside ...

  • Wonderful times. All year round.

    SPRING

    Cherry trees blossom first. The lush valley entices with charming flavours of springtime delights. Paths are sunny and afternoons already warm. Temperatures seldom fall below zero, though neighbouring peaks still wear their snowy caps. Windy days are the clearest you'll ever see, a paradise for adventurers and all those who enjoy basking in the sun ...

  • Unique grape varieties

    ZELEN

    The pride and joy of winegrowers of the upper Vipava Valley is Zelèn, an indigenous local variety whose name literally means "green", after the vibrant colour of its leaves. Zelen has a distinctive scent that graces the room and a unique aroma similar to no other variety in Slovenia, making this wine a singular treat. Try it once and risk remembering forever ...

  • Unique grape varieties

    KLARNICA

    Nearly forgotten, this historic local variety has been experiencing a welcome resurgence. It is being grown in petite amounts by winemakers familiar with traditional viticulture. With its slightly orange colour, Klarnica catches the eye while its rich and opulent flavour caresses the spirit, conjuring up legends of old ...

  • Unique grape varieties

    PINELA

    Pinela is an old variety, today found exclusively in the Vipava Valley. The sensitive vine requires a suitable site and a tender keeper, finding both in these parts. The pleasantly drinkable white wine it gives has a special character of its own. With freshness, rounded sensations on the palate and a delicate nose, its charms are simply evident ...

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