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Wine Cellars

A vital part of the rich culture of wine-growing and wine-making in the Vipava Valley are the typical wine cellars. The architecturally sophisticated room for storing wine has always been the greatest source of pride in every homestead. Traditionally, the cellars are made from stone and boast an arched ceiling. Normally built underground, a special room called faladur is set up directly above, where grapes are processed. Humbler homesteads had smaller cellars, but the craftsmanship was always exceptional. The wine cellars built in this way provided ideal conditions for storing exquisite wines year round. Modern cellars continue the traditional legacy but will occasionally use material other than stone.