Wine tour to Goriska Brda and Vipava Valley from Ljubjana
Excursions & day trips

Wine tour to Goriska Brda and Vipava Valley from Ljubjana

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$76.00
Free cancellation
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 11 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit two different wine districts of the Primorska (Littoral) wine regions: Vipava Valley and the district of Goriska Brda
  • Stop at Vipavski Kriz, a small village with houses clustered inside a defensive wall around a castle from the late 15th century
  • Discover Goriska Brda, one of the world’s best wine growing terroiries
What to expect

The wine world knows Slovenia as a small country but with diverse wine sorts. This tour combines professional guides specialised in wine, curated wineries and visits to charming stone-built villages in the two most prominent wine districts: the Vipava Valley and the Goriska Brda. Autochtonous wines such as zelen, rebula and barbera will be tasted besides renowned global varieties.

Slovenia has long been below the radar of wine connoisseurs across the world. There are only 21.000 hectares of vineyards in the country, but the number of grape producers is 30.000 and the wine growing history dates back to before the Roman conquer. The Royal British wine authority Jancis Robinson labelled Slovenia as the country with possibly the most unusual wine culture in the world, certainly in Europe.

In this scenic day trip you will visit two different wine districts of the Primorska (Littoral) wine regions: Vipava Valley and the district of Goriska Brda, where a combination of mineral rich soils and sub-Mediterranean climate enables the production of some spectacular wines. Vipava Valley is known for its crisp and aromatic fresh white wines and for progressive and bold winemakers. The picturesque valley is dotted with stone-built villages located on hill tops, where one can count more wine cellars than family homes and where narrow streets and squares are often swept by the violent “burja” wind.

You will then stop at Vipavski Kriz, a small village with houses clustered inside a defensive wall around a castle from the late 15th century. Next you will continue to Goriska Brda, located at the footsteps of the Alps and 20 km from the Adriatic Sea. Goriska Brda is one of the world’s best wine growing terrories. Home not only to vine, the area also produces delicious cherries, persimmon, figs and probably the spiciest olive oil you have ever tasted. Goriska Brda is predominantly the region of beautiful rebula white wine (ribolla gialla), but never underestimate the rich Bordeaux-like blends.

Enjoy some free time for lunch or for independent explorations of the area. Throughout the tour, you will stop at three small family run wineries in these two wine counties, with guided tours at each winery. You will taste four wine samples at each one of them, accompanied by delicious local produce cold cuts plates.

You will return to Ljubljana in the late afternoon hours.

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What's included
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pick-up and drop-off from designated areas
  • Driver guide
What's not included
  • Guided winery tours at three locations
  • Wine tasting of 4 samples at each location
  • Meals
  • Personal expenses
Where
Meeting point:
You will indicate your pickup location at checkout. The tour operator has several pickup locations in the city center of Ljubljana and will contact you 24 hours after booking with the nearest location based on your accommodation address.
What to remember
  • This tour includes pickup service. Please indicate your accommodation address during checkout
  • NOTE the tour operator has several pickup locations in the city center of Ljubljana and will contact you 24 hours after booking with the nearest pickup location based on your accommodation address. Please provide your telephone number and email address during checkout
  • Pick up locations: uHotel – by the fountain / BB Hotel Ljubljana Park – bus station on Ilirska street / STIC – Slovenian Tourist Information Centre (Krekov Trg 10) / Levstikov Trg (by the Church) / Hotel Lev / Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel / Hotel Cubo / M Hotel / Austria Trend Hotel
  • The selection of visits and wine tastings at local wineries are subject to producers’ availability on specific dates
  • Guided winery tour with witne tastings of 4 samples each per location (15€ to 20€ per person per tasting) are not included in the price of this tour
  • Please have with you 60 Euros (per person) to be paid directly to locations
  • The order of sightseeing stops may change
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Provider
Roundabut d.o.o.
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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