Wines of Slovenia
Little Slovenia can fit several times on the territory of any European state, where thousands of tourists from all over the world direct their eyes. At the same time, there are no less opportunities for recreation and entertainment here than in Italy, Switzerland or Germany. One of the indispensable components of a quality tour to Slovenia for those who are not alien to anything human is the wine produced in the local wineries. The most amazing thing is that Slovenian wines have been known to true gourmets for centuries, and at the end of the last century, the state entered the top ten countries where the most wine per capita is produced..
On the wine list
Hundreds of vineyards are planted on the territory of Slovenia, the total area of which is more than 20 thousand hectares. The collapse of Yugoslavia led to the decline of the agriculture of other federal republics, but Slovenia was incredibly lucky: its wine industry not only did not cease to exist, but also flourished brighter than the Croatian or Serbian.
Differences in the relief and climatic zones of Slovenia made it possible for the wine industry to obtain a high-quality product of different varieties. Near the shores of the Adriatic, you can often find the production of red wines from fruits that prefer the Mediterranean climate. At the foot of the largest mountain system in Europe, vineyards are spread, giving real Alpine white wines - rich, slightly tart and ringing.
Wine tours to Slovenia
For advanced tourists, Slovenia is of great interest not only because of its golden beaches, healing springs and ski resorts. In recent years, wine tourism has also gained momentum, fans of which visit wineries, get acquainted with the process of wine production and taste the best samples. Slovenia demonstrates to wine tour participants the achievements of the most important agricultural regions:
- Podravia on the border with Austria. Cool summers and special grape varieties produce the best white aromatic wines.
- Maribor, where guests are offered high class Rieslings. The most famous wineries are in Zametovka and the Hills of Jerusalem.
- The Dolenjske region, famous for its four-grape wine and sparkling drinks.
- Primorye, where crowds of sufferers rush to taste white wines from Rebula, fermented on grape skins like red varieties.