Experience the Uniqueness of Vipava Valley Wines
This marvellous corner of the world seems to have been created especially for vines. Ages ago, tectonic shifts shaped our valley nestled between diverse hillsides, blessed with just the right soil composition and a curious balance between the climates that fashions a unique atmosphere. When vines were first planted here at least two thousand years ago, they took root right away and have flourished ever since. Today, the Vipava Valley is a charming wine country that entices travellers with its many natural sights and the outstanding quality of its wines.
Small Vineyards, Old Cellars
Across the Vipava Hills, along the outskirts of the valley is where you'll find orderly terraces with their thriving vineyards, sometimes at considerable altitudes. The vines are planted in neatly arranged rows, creating together with the terraces our characteristic local landscape pattern. Vineyards are mostly small, with the typical valley winegrower spreading his plantings across several sites to spice up variety. These are family farms where tradition has long been passing from one generation to another. The rich winegrowing and winemaking lore is expanded with the best modern methods of production, resulting in truly exceptional wines gaining ever-increasing popularity with wine lovers worldwide.
The best kept jewels of the valley are its old stone cellars, for centuries the essential core of every proper local farmstead. The vaulted cellars are normally underground, where wine can be suitably stored all year long. The local villages boast cellars that are several hundred years old, still lit only by candlelight just as in days of yore. Tradition is also respected when renovating old spaces or building new ones. By the cellar entrance, most of the farms also have a dedicated tasting room.