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October 2016

Vino Ljubljana International Wine Fair – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

October 20, 2016
GR – Gospodarsko Razstavisce, Dunajska cesta 18
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Celebrating more than 50 years of existence, Vino Ljubljana - Ljubljana Wine Fair is a well established and respectful wine event dedicated to professionals and general public. The beginning of the fair actually dates way back in 1926 when first exhibition and tasting of Slovenian wines took place in Ljubljana. But it was not until 1955, when event adopted similar form and content as today and got accredited by International Office for Vine and Wine (OIV). The Fair itself attract…

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October 2017

Young Wines Salon “Pubec” – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

October 26, 2017
Festivalna Dvorana (Hall) Ljubljana, Vilharjeva cesta 11
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Pubec is a line of young wines promoted every year around the St. Martin's day. It is a joint project of winemakers from Slovenia northeast region Styria. The event takes place in Maribor on 5.11.2018 and in Ljubljana on 7.11.2018.

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January 2018

Gourmet Cup Ljubljana – Ljubljana and Krvavec ski resort, Central Slovenia

January 27, 2018 - January 30, 2018
Ljubljana Castle, Grajska planota 1
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Top culinary event in Ljubljana featuring star chef Ana Roš and many interesting guests, taking place in Ljubljana Castle and Krvavec ski resort.

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GASTexpo Fair – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

January 31, 2018 - February 3, 2018
GR – Gospodarsko Razstavisce, Dunajska cesta 18
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Gastronomy fair in Ljubljana offering tastings, workshops, and competitions. This years program for the first time includes guided beer tasting and beer brewing workshops.

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February 2018

Park Wine Stars – Nova Gorica, Western Slovenia

February 2, 2018
Tiffany Restaurant, Delpinova ulica 5
Nova Gorica, 5000 Slovenia
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Park Wine Stars is an enjoyable, easy going event featuring winetasting, good music and fine food prepared by some of the top Slovenian chefs. Wines are coming from four Slovenian wine regions. Event takes place in an elegant restaurant of Park hotel in Nova Gorica.

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Refuscus Mundi – Izola, Western Slovenia

February 10, 2018
Izola, Palača Manzioli, Manziolijev trg 5
Izola, Slovenia
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The Festival Refuscus Mundi based in a small coastal town Izola is a celebration of Refosco, one of the most popular grape varieties in the region. Refosco is widespread in the North East of Italy, western Slovenia and North West of Croatia and makes quite diverse wines depending on the region. Wines could be quite intensive and are usually characterized by the strong dark violet colour. Festival will present the wines from all 3 countries and highlights different varieties and…

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Traditional Herring Feast – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

February 14, 2018
Grand Hotel Union, Miklošičeva cesta 1
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Traditional Herring Feast is a high class culinary event which takes place in one of the Ljubljana's most eminent hotel Grand Hotel Union . It's tradition goes way back in 1908 and during this time has evolved in one of the finest high end cuisine event Slovenia has to offer. For Interesting facts about the history of this event please use the following link: http://www.union-hotels.eu/en/home/90th-traditional-herring-feast-in-grand-hotel-union/

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Salon of sparkling wines – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

February 16, 2018
Grand Hotel Union, Miklošičeva cesta 1
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Great Hall of Grand Hotel Union (Source: www.slovenia.info). Salon of sparkling wines takes place in majestic Great Hall of Grand Hotel Union in the centre of Ljubljana. Carefully selected Slovenian and foreign sparkling wines will be offered, accompanied by the excellent cuisine of one of the best hotels around.  

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March 2018

Malvasia Festival – Portorož, Western Slovenia

March 11, 2018 - March 12, 2018
Hotel Slovenija, Obala 33
Portorož, Slovenia
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Portorož (source: www.slovenia.info, photo: Aleš Fevžer) Malvasia Festival is an event celebrating Malvasia, typical wine of Slovenian Istria. Event will include presentations and workshops in Slovene language  and Malvasia wine tasting. Malvasia Festival is held in beautiful coastal city of Portorož, one of the major Slovenian tourist destinations, and just a stroll away from other coastal destinations:  historical town of Piran and old fishing town Izola.

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Coffee Festival Slovenia – Celje – Eastern Slovenia

March 17, 2018 - March 18, 2018
Celje Showground, Dečkova cesta 1
Celje, 3000 Slovenia
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Coffee Festival Slovenia is a lively event, filled with discussions, tastings, workshops and expert lectures. Festival hosts some large coffee brands and boutique coffee roasters and is gaining popularity - in 2017 number of visitors exceeded 20.000.

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Kulinart – Celje, Eastern Slovenia

March 17, 2018 - March 18, 2018
Celje Showground, Dečkova cesta 1
Celje, 3000 Slovenia
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Two days culinary experience presents International and Slovenian cuisine. The event takes place on the Celje Showground, along with other spring fairs like Coffee Festival and Beeking Days. Events include the presentation of all sorts of food and dishes accompanied by wines, beers and spirits and artisan ceramics and wooden products for cooking.  

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Odprta Kuhna food market – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

March 23, 2018
Pogačarjev trg, Pogačarjev trg
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Open Market Ljubljana (Source www.slovenia.info,, author,Jošt Gantar) Odprta Kuhna – Open Kitchen is almost a year long open air gastronomic event which takes place every Friday throughout the spring, summer and autumn. It is held on “Pogačarjev trg” square in the Ljubljana City Centre – which is essentially part of Ljubljana's Central Market. With Cathedral and Ljubljana Castle in the background and right next to the river banks you will be able to enjoy variety of world cuisine, wine and…

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Šempas wine and olive oil festival – Šempas, Western Slovenia

March 25, 2018 - March 26, 2018
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Šempas wine and olive oil festival present wines and olive oils from the western part of Slovenia and neighboring Italian municipalities. It is a 2 days event hosting more than 60 wineries and the additional program which features guided tastings and presentations.

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April 2018

The asparagus festival – Brestovica pri Komnu, Western Slovenia

April 8, 2018
Brestovica pri Komnu, Brestovica pri Komnu Komen 6223 Slovenia + Google Map

Delicacies from wild asparagus (Source: www.slovenia.info). The culinary part, of event which follows next features many traditional and modern dishes from wild asparagus. It is accompanied by enjoyable side events and is also introduction to month of asparagus, which takes place around the same location from the middle of April until the middle of May. In the past wild Asparagus has been popular food of local Shepherds. They are not just extremely tasty but also rich source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

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International Wine Competition – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

April 13, 2018 - April 15, 2018
GR – Gospodarsko Razstavisce, Dunajska cesta 18
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Ljubljana Castle (Source www.slovenia.info, author: Darinka Mladenovic) International Wine Competition in Ljubljana is considered as the oldest international wine competition in the world. Although not the part of a wine region, Slovenian Capital is truly wine dedicated city and the most important wine market in the country. Earning the title  ‘The City of Vine and Wine’ in 1987 , granted by OIV (L'Organisation Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin) in Rome has not been easy, but it was well deserved. Ljubljana is going through…

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Rebula and Olive Oil Festival – Višnjevik, Western Slovenia

April 14, 2018 - April 15, 2018
Višnjevik Višnjevik, 5212 Slovenia + Google Map

Olive Oil from Brda (Source: www.slovenia.info). Rebula and Olive Oil Festival is a traditional wine and food festival which takes place every spring in Višnjevik, a small village in one of the finest Slovenian wine regions Brda. Višnjevik is a native place of Rebula and it was first mentioned in the local books already in 14th century. Rebula makes usually a light, fresh wines. Lately the grape has been successfully used for sparkling wines. Event also celebrates local olives and olive products which will be…

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Chocolate Festival – Radovljica, Northern Slovenia

April 20, 2018 - April 22, 2018
Old Town Centre of Radovljica Radovljica, 4240 Slovenia + Google Map

Radovljica old town (Source: www.slovenia.info) The Chocolate Festival, the first and only festival of this kind in Slovenia, is organised every year in April. Visit the Festival in the old town centre and taste, smell and see chocolate in a variety of forms, tastes and colours.

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Salon Sauvignon – Ptuj, Eastern Slovenia

April 21, 2018
Dominican Monastery Ptuj, Muzejski trg 1
Ptuj, Slovenia
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Ptuj (source www.slovenia.info,  author: Alex Štokelj, Invidia d.o.o.) Salon Sauvignon highlights the greatness of the Sauvignon wines from Slovenia and abroad. The salon takes place in the beautiful Dominican Monastery in the center of Ptuj, small, charming medieval town in the eastern part of Slovenia. Event will be complemented with vibrant program of art performances  and culinary delights.

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The Countryside in the City: Gastronomy products from Slovenian farms – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

April 21, 2018
Ljubljana Central Market, Adamič-Lundrovo nabrežje
Ljubljana, 2000 Slovenia
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Central Market in Ljubljana will host an event "The Countryside in the City: Gastronomy products from Slovenian farms". The event will include the presentation of fine food and wine, farmer's way of life and traditional arts. The Central Market is one of the centers of Ljubljana’s lively food scene: it hosts daily food market (worth visiting) and open Kitchen event (also published on our side). It is placed in the heart of the old town, surrounded by beautiful Plečnik arcades…

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Brda and Wine – Šmartno, Western Slovenia

April 21, 2018
Šmartno, Brda Šmartno, 5211 + Google Map

Šmartno Village (Source: www.slovenia.info). Brda and Wine is a traditional event in the village of Šmartno in the heart of Brda wine region. Close to the Italian border, the event introduces the best from both countries – presented wines come from Slovenian Brda and Italian Colio. Both regions have done a huge step forward in the last decades and are now considered as one the premier wine regions in their home countries. Guided tour and tasting excellent traditional of the local food, will…

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Olive oil and Chard festival – Padna, Western Slovenia

April 28, 2018 - April 30, 2018
Padna Padna, 6333 Slovenia + Google Map

Olive oil and Chard festival is celebrated in the beginning of summer in a village of Padna in Slovenian Istria. Padna is a small, picturesque village with less than 200 inhabitants, located in the hinterland of a beautiful coastal town Piran. Through the history village has become famous for its natural products, notably olive oil and chard, both popular ingredients of Mediterranean cuisine. Festival will feature farmer market, art program, free guided tour of the village, hiking tour, children events…

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May 2018

Wine and Chocolate Festival – Podčetrtek, Eastern Slovenia

May 5, 2018
Podčetrtek, Zdraviliška cesta 23
Podčetrtek, 3254 Slovenia
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Wine and Chocolate festival is an exciting event which combines the best selection of the wine and chocolate delicacies from Slovenia. The event is held in Podčetrtek; a natural health resort center, located in the south-east of Slovenia. Surrounded by many tourist attractions, this town stands in the center of Slovenia spa tourism. It bosts Spa and Wellness centers, a thermal park, leisure hotels and good culinary offer. The event offers many tastings, rich programme and an opportunity to shop…

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Tastes of Vipava Valley – Vipava, Western Slovenia

May 13, 2018 - May 14, 2018
Zemono Manor, Dvorec Zemono
Vipava, 5271 Slovenia
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Tastes of Vipava Valley - "Okusi Vipavske" celebrates the local products, culinary and wine heritage of this beautiful valley in the far west of Slovenia. With local farmer market, wine tastings, re-invented local dishes and tasting menus cooked by renowned chefs. Okusi Vipavske offers something for every visitor and is a great start to explore this region more in depth.

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Wine and Garlic Festival – Nova Vas nad Dragonjo, Western Slovenia

May 14, 2018 - May 15, 2018
Nova Vas nad Dragonjo,
Nova Vas nad Dragonjo, Slovenia
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(Source: https://www.slovenia.info) Wine and Garlic festival is a pleasant event, set in the small village close to Piran - gem of the Slovenian coast.  The event offers local wines, notably Malvasia and Refosco, garlic and local gourmet products.

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Days of honey – Polhov Gradec, Western Slovenia

May 17, 2018 - May 20, 2018
Polhov Gradec Castle, Polhov Gradec 61
Polhov Gradec, 1355 Slovenia
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Days of Honey is a delightful, interesting 4 days lasting event with close to 30 years tradition. It features lectures, presentation, and tasting of honey and various honey products. The organisers pay a special attention to the educational part, raising awareness on honey's production, its role in culinary and the health benefits. Festival takes place in the beautiful Polhov Gradec Castle which history goes back to the 11th century (http://www.tms.si/index.php?m_id=zgodovina-gradu-polhov-gradec&lang=2).

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Refosco Festival – Marezige, Western Slovenia

May 18, 2018 - May 20, 2018
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Refosco festival is one of the oldest wine events in Slovenia. It is dedicated to Refosco – an indigenous dark-skinned grape variety and its wines. As it is usual the case with the Slovenian wine events, is not just all about the wine. You might get pleasantly surprised with complementary offer of local food products and presentation of cultural heritage of Istrian countryside.

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Festival Vinska vigred – Metlika, Southern Slovenia

May 18, 2018 - May 20, 2018
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Festival Vinska vigred is a traditional event, which takes place in the old town of Metlika. Much more than just a wine festival Vinska Vigred boasts wide selection of cultural events and many local specialties including the most famous Bela Krajina flat cake. During this 3 days event it is worthwhile to visit the other parts of the region and explore the beautiful landscape famous for its white birches, river Kolpa and interesting old towns Metlika,  Vinica ob Kolpi and…

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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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PortoRose – Rose & Rosé Festival, Portorose – Western Slovenia

May 25, 2018 - May 27, 2018
Portorož, Portorož
Portorož, 6320 Slovenia
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Portorose hosts exclusive event in the beautiful rose gardens, located right in in the center of this coastal town. The festival blends the artistic events, horticulture and rose wine tasting. The event is a perfect introduction to the summer season with fresh and tasty wines and blues and jazz music.

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From Wine Maker to Olive Oil Maker – Farms in Slovenian Istria, Western Slovenia

May 26, 2018
Farms in Slovenian Istria, Marezige 6273 Slovenia + Google Map

This event highlights wines and olive oils produced on the farms in Slovenian Istria. The hinterland of Slovene coast boasts with many excellent producers of olive oil and wines, which will open the door of their estates to the visitors and offer wine and food tastings. Olive oil from this region is well known for its distinctive quality and taste (for more information please refer to http://www.slovenska-istra.si/index.php?lang=3&id=115) For this event free shuttle bus will be organised, from the town of…

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

May 26, 2018
Tomaj Tomaj, Slovenia + Google Map

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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“Zelen” wine festival – Vipavski Križ, Western Slovenia

June 9, 2018
Vipavski Križ, Vipavski Križ
Vipavski Križ, 5270 Slovenia
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Zelen is a native white wine variety which homeland is a picturesque Vipava valley in western Slovenia. The festival takes place in Vipavski Križ, small, medieval hillside town. Although small the town has several interesting sightseeing, reach history and the flourishing wine culture (http://www.vipavskadolina.si/en/splosno/vipavski-kriz).  

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Karst prosciutto festival – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

June 9, 2018
Pogačarjev trg, Pogačarjev trg
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Prosciutto from Slovenian Karst is celebrated in the city center of Slovenian capital. Known for its distinctive taste Karst prosciutto is superb local product and also a great wine companion (more info: http://www.kras.si/?lng=eng&vie=ctl&gr1=kraPrs)

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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 a 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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Taste Bled – Bled, western Slovenia

July 20, 2018 - August 22, 2018
Bled, Cesta Svobode 10
Bled, 4260 Slovenia
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Bled is one of the Slovenian most famous destinations. Alpine lake with island nested in the centre of Slovenian Julian Alps attracts many people from around the world. Taste Bled is a lively event on the Bled lakeside promenade with local culinary delights, art program, and live music.  

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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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Bled Wine Festival – Bled, Western Slovenia

August 10, 2018 - August 12, 2018
Bled, Cesta Svobode 10
Bled, 4260 Slovenia
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Wine festival in one of the most famous Slovenian tourist destinations will present over 20 established Slovenian winemakers. This 3-day event will take place on the Lakeside promenade.

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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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Days of Poetry and Wine – Ptuj, Eastern Slovenia

August 22, 2018 - August 25, 2018
Ptuj Ptuj, Slovenia + Google Map

Days of Poetry and Wine is an international event which is held every summer in the oldest Slovenian city Ptuj. The festival is an exciting mixture of art performances and tasting of good local wines, seasoned with easy going, charming atmosphere of this small, medieval town. The program of the festival includes exhibitions, poetry readings, wine tasting and more, creating a special vibe on the medieval streets and squares. And just to recall - wise Greek poet Homer once said:”…

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Festival Vinarium Bogračfest – Lendava, Eastern Slovenia

August 25, 2018
Lendava, old city centre, Glavna ulica
Lendava, 9220 Slovenia
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In the old town of Lendava, amidst the historical townhouses at the foot of the picturesque Lendava vineyards, the largest competition in cooking bograč in Slovenia has been held for over a decade now. The event is actually a culinary festival, during which bograč is massively prepared in cauldrons along the main street by the competing teams. Apart from this traditional food of the wine-growing region, various other local delicacies are served: Lendava pretzels, crackling cakes, etc. Finally, this varied…

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Idrija Žlikrof Festival – Idrija , Western Slovenia

August 25, 2018

One of the typical dishes which originate from the Idrijja region in western Slovenia is Žlikrof. Žlikrof is dumplings made in the special distinctive shape filled with the potato stuffing. The dish was widespread among local mining community and has been going through a renaissance in the recent years. Today Žlikrof can be found either as the traditional dish, either as a modern version in the contemporary cuisine. The Idrija žlikrof is a Traditional Specialty Guaranteed (TSG) product registered in…

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Salon Traminec – Radenci, Eastern Slovenia

August 27, 2018
Radenci health & spa resort, Zdraviliško naselje 12
Radenci, 9252 Slovenia
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Salon Traminec is an exciting wine event exclusively dedicated to Gewurztraminer wines, held in the health & spa resort Radenci in eastern Slovenia. The most famous Gewurztraminer wines in Slovenia are produced right in this region, but event exceeds regional borders. You will be able to taste 100 samples from Slovenia and abroad and enjoy in culinary delights. The selection of wines is astonishing – from dry type still wines, sparkling wines, sweet wines, matured wines to organic wines and cuvees.

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September 2018

Festival Vinarium, Grape Harvest – Lendava, Eastern Slovenia

September 1, 2018
Lendava, old city centre, Glavna ulica
Lendava, 9220 Slovenia
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Lendavska trgatev (grape harvest in Lendava) is a traditional early autumn wine and food event, with many additional entertaining performances. It is dedicated to the celebration of the grape harvest, one of the most important vineyard tasks in the year. The vineyards of this region are located on the hills behind the town of Lendava. In the relatively small wine region of around 500 hectares, more than 4000 winemakers produce primarily white wines. The region is small but versatile and…

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Tržič Bržola Festival – Tržič, North-Western Slovenia

September 2, 2018
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The inhabitants of Tržič celebrate their traditional stew with the one-day festival each autumn. The event takes place in the old town center. The stews are cooked over an open fire, in the old, traditional way.

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Plum festival in Slivje – Slivje, Western Slovenia

September 16, 2018
Slivje village, Slivje
Slivje, Slovenia
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Plum dumplings is a typical dish from Brkini, the region in the Karst area in Western Slovenia. The region is famous for its wild, natural beauty and fruits (http://www.rtvslo.si/news-in-english/a-forgotten-region-of-forests-and-fruit/450842), which is of high quality and delicious taste. Each year The plum festival in Slivje presents plum dumplings and many other plum dishes from Brkini.

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Slovenjgraška gostilna – Slovenj Gradec, North – Eastern Slovenia

September 22, 2018
Slovenj Gradec, Glavni Trg
Slovenj Gradec, 2380 Slovenia
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The town of Slovenj Gradec organizes this one-day event, with the aim to promote local cuisine and traditional dishes of the region. On the menu will be traditional dishes - veal stew and dumplings, cooked by the members of local communities. Slovenj Grades is a capital of Slovenian Carinthia, a mountainous region, which boasts picturesque small towns, beautiful landscape and much interesting sightseeing. The region offers plenty of outdoor activities and great traditional food. For more information please use the…

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Festival of wine and white truffles – Kubed, Western Slovenia

September 23, 2018
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The Festival of wine and white truffles highlights one of the greatest culinary delicacies and its pairing with wine. The white truffles can be found in Slovenian Istria have a special character and taste and are very popular among food lovers. The event takes place in the small village, not far from the coastal city Koper. Festival introduces a variety of dishes from the white truffles and the Restaurant " Jakomin Kubed " offers a gourmet menu with white truffles.

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Sweet Istria – Koper, Western Slovenia

September 28, 2018 - September 30, 2018
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The annual Sweet Istria (Sladka Istra) Festival is a great way to discover the coastal city of Koper and enjoy desserts and other sweet delicacies which will be offered on the stands set up in the old city centre. Sweet Istria is the biggest event of its kind in Slovenia and it attracts a large number of locals and tourists. Besides the tastings and sightseeing program includes workshops, master classes, and entertainment performances. The part of the event is also 3 sweet contests…

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Old Vine Festival – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

September 29, 2018 - November 11, 2018
Maribor, Vojašniška ulica 8
Maribor, 2000 Slovenia
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Old Vine Festival – There are few places in the world which seem to have special, deep connection to the particular subject. Maribor definitely is such place. Through the history city was  strongly linked to the wine production, wine trading and distinguished wine culture. Vineyards are located all around the city and in it’s centre there is a Queen: majestic and grandiose – the Oldest Vine in the World. And as with all Queen’s birthdays –  Yearly celebration  has to be great,…

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Rural holiday in Svečina – Svečina, Eastern Slovenia

September 29, 2018 - September 30, 2018
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Rural holiday in Svečinal is a lively weekend event which takes place in the centre of well-known wine region in north -eastern Slovenia. Right next to the border with Austria, winemakers from Svečina produce one of the best white wines in Slovenia, usually fresh, dry or off dry with characteristic acidity and aromas. Festival boasts many interesting events; from nordic walking across Svečina and Austria wine hills to the grape harvest accompanied by the local folk singers and former wine…

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October 2018

Slovenian Cheese Festival – Brdo pri Kranju, Central Slovenia

October 2, 2018
Brdo pri Kranju, Predoslje 38
Kranj, 4000 Slovenia
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Festival of Slovenian Cheeses is an afternoon event, hosted by the Slovenian Cheese Farms association. The event takes place in the congress centre in beautiful Brdo Pri Kranju, which is the main venue for diplomatic meetings and Government-sponsored events. The event is an excellent opportunity to get insights of the history rich Slovenian Cheese scene.

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The Karst Cuisine Month – Slovenian Karst, Western Slovenia

October 5, 2018 - November 4, 2018
Karst Štanjel, 6222 Slovenia + Google Map

Slovenian Karst is the great region to explore in the autumn. Days can be very still warm; the landscape is colourful and peaceful. Karst cuisine is dominated by autumn vegetables, fruits, and mushrooms. For the whole month, the restaurants in the region present seasonal menus, with local ingredients for reasonable prices. Booking is recommended.

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Ljubljana Coffee Festival – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

October 5, 2018 - October 6, 2018
City Museum of Ljubljana, Gosposka 15
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Coffee festival held in Ljubljana is an exciting event, dedicated to coffee lovers and professionals. The Auersperg Palace, where the event takes place will be filled with the world best coffees, baristas and coffee experts. The palace is the home to the City Museum of Ljubljana (https://mgml.si/en/city-museum/about-us/). The event will include workshops, lectures, tastings, and competition.

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Carpaccio story – Koper, Western Slovenia

October 5, 2018
Carpacciov square, Koper, Carpacciov trg
Koper, 5000 Slovenia
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Carpaccio story is an interesting concept, narrative telling event happening in Koper, a seaside town in western Slovenia. The event celebrates Carpaccio, the dish which was invented in 1950 in Venice's Harry's Bar by Giuseppe Cipriani. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpaccio). The name of the dish goes far back, to the 15th-century Venice painting school, when Vittore Carpaccio created the paintings in the characteristic red/white tones. Carpaccio spent a long time oh his life in Koper and here is how it all comes together.…

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Jestival Food & Art festival – Kobarid, Western Slovenia

October 6, 2018
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Jestival is a one-day Food and Art festival held every year in a little town of Kobarid. Kobarid lies on river Soča – divine, turquoise coloured and the astonishing clean alpine river which flows along the Slovenian border to Italy and is one of the main touristic attractions of the region. In the last few years, the region established itself as an ideal festival location, featuring great organization and smart marketing. Jestival is a food event which promotes local food…

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Top Vino – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

October 8, 2018
Cankarjev Dom, Prešernova cesta 10
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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International wine festival TOP VINO by eVino is a high-end wine event with an excellent selection of International and local wines. The event will welcome many of the top Bordeaux Chateaus, wines from Tuscany, Spain, Portugal, Austria, California and a great selection of wines from 30 premium Slovenian winemakers. Wine tastings will be accompanied by various wine-related workshops and lectures. The event takes place in Cankarjev dom, a convention, and art venue in the centre of Ljubljana and is organized by…

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Restaurant Week – Slovenia

October 12, 2018 - October 21, 2018
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JP  restaurant in Ljubljana (source: www.slovenia.info, photo: Tomo Jeseničnik) Top Slovenian restaurants are inviting you to taste their culinary delights at reasonable prices during the Restaurant week. The event takes place twice every year: in spring and autumn. The first initiative was launched in Maribor in 2012, by the renown Slovenian food critic and writer Uroš Mencinger (http://vivi.si) and has since then spread around the country. Last year both events attracted more than 70.000 food lovers from Slovenia and abroad. Restaurant…

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Chestnut Festival in Rodik – Rodik, Western Slovenia

October 14, 2018
Rodik village, Rodik
Rodik, 6240 Slovenia
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Chestnut Festival in Rodik

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Chestnut Festival – Vitovlje, Western Slovenia

October 20, 2018 - October 21, 2018
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Chestnut Festival is a traditional autumn weekend event,  happening in Vitovlje, small village in the Western Slovenia, not far from Nova Gorica. The hillsides around Vitovlje are famous for its Chestnut friendly terroir. Chestnuts which can be found here are marrons – the chestnuts of excellent quality and larger in size as the one usually finds in forests around Slovenia. The event takes place the 3rd weekend in October when the chestnut season is at its peak. This year it celebrates…

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Čokoljana chocolate festival – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

October 20, 2018
Pogačarjev trg, Pogačarjev trg
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Čokoljana is an outdoor festival which takes place in the old Ljubljana and is fully dedicated to chocolate and chocolate delicacies. It is a lively event with workshops, presentations and of course lots of tastings.

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Modri les Noirs – Pinot Noir festival & Master Class – Idrija, Western Slovenia

October 20, 2018 - October 21, 2018
Kendov Dvorec, Na Griču 5
Spodnja Idrija, 5281 Slovenia
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Pinot Noir festival highlights the best of Slovenia's Pinot Noirs, along with selected wines from Austria, Croatia, France, Italy, Serbia, and Switzerland. The festival takes place in Kendov Dvorec, a boutique,5 stars hotel in Idrija in western Slovenia (https://www.kendov-dvorec.com/en/). The event starts on Saturday with masterclass led by the Quentin Sadler (https://quentinsadler.wordpress.com/) and dinner and continues on Sunday with tastings, workshop, and mini masterclass. This is a great opportunity to taste some of the best Slovenia's and Foreign Pinot Noirs…

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VinDel Salon – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

October 24, 2018
Hotel Draš, Pohorska ulica 57
Maribor, Slovenia 2000 Slovenia
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VinDel - International Wine & Delicacy Salon is a delightful event and showcase of Slovenian wine and food offer. It takes place under the hill of Pohorje in the outskirts of Maribor city. Proudly proclaimed as "The most delicious day of the year", great selection of wines and delicacies will be offered,  accompanied by the culinary events, workshops, and guided tastings.

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Grill & BBQ Festival – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

October 27, 2018 - October 28, 2018
Pogačarjev trg, Pogačarjev trg
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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In the center of Ljubljana Grill & BBQ Festival showcasing the best of Slovenia BBQ scene. The event will host also Slovenian craft beer and winemakers.

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November 2018

Young Wines Salon “Pubec” – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

November 5, 2018
Audi Salon Maribor, Ptujska cesta 150
Maribor, 2000 Slovenia
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Pubec is a line of young wines promoted every year around the St. Martin's day. It is a joint project of winemakers from Slovenia northeast region Styria. The event takes place in Maribor on 5.11.2018 and Ljubljana on 7.11.2018.

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Wine tour in the tunnels under Kranj – Kranj, Northern Slovenia

November 9, 2018 - November 10, 2018
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Wine tour in the tunnels under Kranj is an exciting wine event held in the tunnels under the old town of Kranj, a capital of Gorenjska region in northern Slovenia. Winemakers from all Slovene wine regions will be present and some from abroad. You will be able to taste local specialties and enjoying in the unusual, yet the interesting atmosphere of the venue. Kranj is worth to visit. It is the fourth largest Slovenian city, with the well-preserved city centre,…

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The celebration of St. Martin’s Day on Karst – Karst region, Western Slovenia

November 10, 2018
Karst Štanjel, 6222 Slovenia + Google Map

St. Martin's Day in Slovenian Karst is a regional traditional event worth visiting. Karst is a region of a captivating landscape, known for its great food and unique wines. The place is picturesque, mostly farming, packed with natural sights and old, interesting villages. Event central point will be a market in the village of Štanjel. The market,  wine estates and wine cellars in the region will be linked with the free bus service. The event will include a lot of complementary…

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St. Martin’s Festivities in Ozeljan – Ozeljan, Western Slovenia

November 10, 2018

This annual wine and culinary festival feature tasting, home-made food and beverages and live music. The event celebrates St. Martins day, the day when grape juice turns into wine. It takes place in beautiful Vipava Valley in far western Slovenia.

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Ljubljana wine route/St. Martin’s – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

November 10, 2018 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ljubljana Centre, Stritarjeva ulica
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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St. Martin's Day (Martinovanje) - in Slovenia St. Martin's Day  is regarded as a most important wine day of the year - this is the day when must turns into wine. The events and celebrations take place all around Slovenia, and a special menus including roasted goose with red cabbage and mlinci (traditional pasta made from dried flat bread) are often served with the glass of the new wine. In Ljubljana the day is celebrated with the event which presents extensive selection of Slovenian wines…

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St. Martin`s Day Celebrations in Maribor – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

November 11, 2018
Maribor Centre, Trg Svobode
Maribor, 2000 Slovenia
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It should not come as a big surprise that among many events celebrating St. Martin’s Day the one in Maribor is the largest in Slovenia. Town of old Vine, historically so well connected with wine is celebrating the birth of new wine grandiosely in one of the main city's squares. The legends says the inhabitants of the city "old Mariborčani" believe this is the most important day of the year -  more important than any public holidays...It certainly might be the most cheerful.

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Slovenian Wine Festival – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

November 15, 2018
Cankarjev Dom, Prešernova cesta 10
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Slovenian Wine Festival is a premier Slovene wine event organised annually in Cankarjev Dom, cultural and congress centre in the downtown of Ljubljana. 2 days showcase of the top Slovenian wines and culinary attracts a large number of visitors. This event is a part of the November Gourmet Ljubljana, which boasts great culinary events throughout all November and is also published on our site.

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Persimmon Fruit Feast – Strunjan, Western Slovenia

November 16, 2018 - November 18, 2018
Strunjan, Strunjan
Strunjan, 6320 Slovenia
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Strunjan, a settlement on the Slovenian coast is well-known for its special mild microclimate and excellent conditions to grow varieties of sun-loving fruits and vegetables. The Persimmon Fruit Feast is celebrating this beautiful fruit, the land and local culinary and cultural traditions. This food event will be accompanied by art and cultural performances, lectures, and competition for the biggest persimmon of Strunjan. Strunjan area is protected as a natural reserve (for more information please refer to http://www.portoroz.si/en/experience/natural-attractions/strunjan-cliff). Its location in…

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