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May 2018

Specialities of slovene farms – Ptuj, Eastern Slovenia

May 19, 2018 - May 22, 2018
Dominican Monastery Ptuj, Muzejski trg 1
Ptuj, Slovenia
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Specialities of slovene farms is the largest event of its kind in Slovenia. It offers a huge variety of awarded food, wines, and spirits from the farms from all over the country. The products can be tasted and purchased: the fair also boasts lively cultural program.

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The week of the Cviček wine – Šentjernej, Southern Slovenia

May 25, 2018 - May 27, 2018
Šentjernej, South Slovenia, Šentjernej
Šentjernej, 8310 Slovenia
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Traditional event The week of the Cviček wine celebrates iconic wine of South Slovenia (Dolenjska Region) - low alcoholic, light red wine, with characteristic acidity. Cviček has grown in popularity in the last decades and is now well regarded as a fresh, easy drinking, modern style wine. Additionally to low alcohol Cviček has very low level of remaining sugar and is therefore often recommended as a wine of choice for patients with diabetes. The week of Cviček wine presents many producers of…

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In the heart of the land of Terrano wine – Tomaj, Western Slovenia

May 26, 2018
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Karst landscape(Source: www.slovenia.info) Terrano Wine home land in Slovenia is a Karst region, where the refosco  vine grows on the red soil called "Terra Rossa" or " Jerina". Terrano contains a lot of minerals and is widely recommended for its health benefits.  At some point in the past Terran was even sold in the pharmacies. This beautiful medicine will be presented by local wine makers on this event, they will open their cellars and invite you to the  tastings.

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Artichoke Fest – Strunjan, Western Slovenia

May 26, 2018 - May 27, 2018
Strunjan, Strunjan
Strunjan, 6320 Slovenia
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Coastal view from the hills above Strunjan (Source: www.slovenia.info). Strunjan is a small village on the Slovenian coast surrounded by the beautiful Mediterranean natural vegetation protected as a Natural Part. Strunjan is hosting two fine food events yearly - the Artichoke Fest held traditionally in May and Persimmon Festival (which we also publish on this site), which takes place in the middle of November. Artichokes are the local products of the region and they will be offered in many different…

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Borderwine – Cividale del Friuli, Eastern Italy

May 27, 2018 - May 28, 2018
Monastero di santa Maria in Valle, Via Monastero Maggiore, 34
Cividale del Friuli, 33043 Italy
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Bordewine is a unique wine event which presents natural wines from 3 neighboring countries: Italy (Friuli Venezia Giulia), Austria and Slovenia. The Borderwine spreads the culture of wine "as it once was made" and the list of exhibitors includes many biodynamic and organic winemakers. The event is held in the beautiful monastery Monastero di Santa Maria in Valle (http://www.castellocanussio.it) in Cividale del Friuli, a town in eastern Italy. Although small, Cividale del Friuli has a rich history and it boasts beautifully preserved medieval…

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June 2018

Wine Days in Brda – Brda, Western Slovenia

June 2, 2018 - June 3, 2018
Brda, Goriška Brda
Dobrovo, Slovenia
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Wine Cellar in Brda (Source: TIC Brda). Wine Days in Brda offers an excellent opportunity to explore  one of the most vibrant wine regions in Slovenia. Wine makers will open their cellar doors, and present their wines, among them indigenous and traditional wines from the region Rebula, Pikolit, Sauvignonasse and Verduc.

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Modra Frankinja – Blaufränkisch Festival – Sevnica, South-Eastern Slovenia

June 7, 2018
Sevnica Castle, Cesta na grad 17
Sevnica, 8290 Slovenia
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(source: www.slovenia.info, author: Iztok Medja) Modra Frankinja Festival – Blaufränkisch is an event solely dedicated to this exceptional but sometimes overlooked grape variety. Blaufränkisch is a popular grape across the wine regions in central Europe. In Slovenia is especially cherished in the south and east of the country. Interestingly, the German name of this variety Lemberger supposedly originates from the municipality Lemberg in Eastern Slovenia. The event takes place in the beautifully preserved Medieval Caste Sevnica and includes tastings, culinary delights,…

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Ljubljana Wine Route – Summer wine spoils – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

June 16, 2018
Ljubljana Centre, Stritarjeva ulica
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Ljubljana Wine Route – lively event in the historical centre of Slovenian capital Ljubljana with wines from all Slovenian wine regions and large selection of delicious local products.

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Sladolent – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

June 23, 2018 - July 1, 2018
Lent, Usnjarska ulica 10
Maribor, 2000 Slovenia
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Festival Lent is one of the biggest summer festivals in Slovenia and Sladolent is a culinary part of it. Set in the old part of the city Lent on the river banks the festival is a lively mixture of music, theatre, dance and other art performances. The food and wine part is taking an important role in the last couple of years. Sladolent features some of the best Slovenian chefs, offering their creations in the street food way.

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July 2018

Polenta Festival – Ozeljan, Western Slovenia

July 7, 2018 - July 8, 2018
Ozeljan Ozeljan, 5261 Slovenia + Google Map

Polenta Festival will once again fill the streets of Ozeljan, the small village in the western Slovenia. Ozeljan lies close to city of Nova Gorica in the entrance of the beautiful Vipava Valley. The event celebrates Polenta, an ancient dish from the Roman times has become through the history an essential part of North Italian and Slovenian cuisine. In Ozeljan you will be able to taste polenta in many different varieties, some traditional and some surprisingly innovative. Gastronomic event will…

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Grossmann Film and Wine Festival – Ljutomer, Eastern Slovenia

July 10, 2018 - July 14, 2018
Ljutomer Ljutomer, Eastern SLovenia Slovenia + Google Map

Jeruzalem wine region (source: www.slovenia.info, author: Marco Coppo) Just a stroll away from the famous Jeruzalem wine region, Grossmann Film and Wine Festival takes over the streets and venues of Ljutomer town every year during the summer time. Accompanied by the wines from the surrounding hills it is truly enjoyable event and must see for all fans of fantasy movies and fine drinks.

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Fishermen’s days of Hotiza – Hotiza, Eastern Slovenia

July 19, 2018 - July 21, 2018

During the traditional summer event known as the Hotiza Fishing Days, which abounds in cultural events and musical entertainment, you can learn about the lives and the unspoilt nature along the Mura river. The most important part of the event is definitely the fish, prepared in a traditional, more than a century old, way of the Hotiza village. Do visit the Hotiza Fishing Days and enjoy the exceptional surroundings, the coolness of the trees along the Mura river and the…

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August 2018

Peach Festival – Prvačina, Western Slovenia

August 4, 2018 - August 5, 2018
Prvačina Prvačina, 5297 Slovenia + Google Map

Peach Festival a pleasant foodie weekend event which includes plenty of entertainment, educational and family programs. The festival takes place in lower Vipava valley which mild climate is ideal for cultivation of peaches and other fruits like apricots, persimmons and figs. The event will feature farmers market with product from peaches:  desserts, jams, spirits and many more. Especially popular is “Bovla” -a refreshing drink from local wine and peaches. The visit of the festival might also be opportunity to explore Vipavska…

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Teran Wine and Prosciutto Festival – Dutovlje, Western Slovenia

August 10, 2018 - August 12, 2018
Dutovlje Dutovlje, 6221 Slovenia + Google Map

Terano Wine and Prosciutto are well regarded culinary companions of Slovenian Karst, and they are celebrated during the two days of Festival in Dutovlje. The festival boasts eventful program which includes art exhibitions, presentation of the best Teran wines, tastings, hiking and even guided tours of the prosciutto manufacture. Prosciutto from the Slovenian Karst region is due to its uniqueness protected with EU designation of origin label. The recipe itself is surprisingly simple – its sole ingredients are meat, salt and…

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Fish soup competition – Lendava, Eastern Slovenia

August 18, 2018
Lendava, Lendava
Lendava, 9220 Slovenia
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Hearty fish chowders will be cooked in Lendava during the annual International fish chowder competition. Lendava is a town in eastern Slovenia well known for its Pannonian culinary delights - in 2011 Lendava was proclaimed the world capital of bograč – a traditional indigenous stew cooked with different types of meats slow cooked in a heavy pot (information on the festival Bogračijada which celebrates this dish is also published on our page) Lendava is also a bilingual town where both…

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