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Region of Vipava is famous for its unique wines, local hospitality and remarkable scenery. Venture on a half-day tour of this lovely region in the southwest of Slovenia and taste some of the local wines at a small family-run winery.
Dotted with old villages and towns, the Vipava valley is nested beneath a mighty mountain range and has always been an important path towards the Mediterranean. Marked by strong winds, especially the bora wind, it is one of the sunniest regions in Slovenia. The locals are cheerful and hospitable, renowned for their fruit and wine growing traditions, as well as amazing cuisine. The town of Vipava lies at the source of a river of the same name, which exits the mountains in a delta-like shape. It has been an important place in the past, housing many noble families who have left a mark in the town’s architecture.
Photo by Marijan Močivnik
Wine tasting in Vipava valley is a must-do. Lepa Vida is a boutique family-run winery with 8 hectares of vineyards. They produce 6 different wines in small quantities (up to 30.000 bottles a year) - from world-known varieties such as sauvignon, pinot gris to more local grapes such as malvasia or zelen.