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June 2015

Wine Festival at Old Vine House – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

June 26, 2015 at 7:00 pm - July 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Old Vine House, Vojašniška ulica 8
Maribor, 2000 Slovenia
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At the same time as many artistic events are held during the traditional summer Lent Festival,  the house of oldest vine in the world organizes the wine event right in the  center of the festival's venue. Wines from all Slovenian wine regions will be presented during two weeks time:   Friday, 26 June: Furmint Evening Saturday, 27 June: Chardonnay Evening Sunday, 28 June: Cuvée Evening Monday, 29 June: Welschriesling Evening Tuesday, 30 June: White Wine Evening Wednesday, 1 July: Riesling Evening Thursday, 2 July: Sauvignon Evening Friday, 3 July: Barrique…

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May 2016

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

May 14, 2016 at 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ljubljana Central Market, Adamič-Lundrovo nabrežje
Ljubljana, 2000 Slovenia
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Central Market in Ljubljana will be hosting event "The Countryside in the City: Gastronomy products from Slovenian farms". The event will include presentation of fine food and wine, farmer's way of life and traditional arts. The Central Market is one of the centres 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 on…

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June 2016

Sladolent – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

June 24, 2016 - July 2, 2016
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 lively mixture of music, theatre, dance and other art performances. The food and wine part are taking 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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MalVin Festival – Novo Mesto, South – Eastern Slovenia

June 25, 2016 - June 26, 2016
Novo Mesto – Glavni Trg, Glavni Trg
Novo Mesto, 8000 Slovenia
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MalVin Festival (also named Small Festival of Grand Wines) takes place in the historical centre of Novo Mesto, city in the South-eastern Slovenia.  Novo Mesto is surrounded by vineyards, mostly planted with grapes used to produce Cviček, easy drinking wine of white and red grape varieties, with low alcohol, higher acidity well-known for its healing effects. Predominantly wine event is accompanied by rich culinary and artistic program and it is spanning over the whole weekend. Novo Mesto is a destination worth visiting…

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August 2016

Pun Pisker – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

August 12, 2016 at 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Maribor Centre -Trg Leona Štuklja, Trg Leona Štuklja
Maribor, 2000 Slovenia
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Pun Pisker (which can be translated to full pot of food) presents offer of the local restaurants, wine and beer in the centre of Maribor. Event takes place every Friday in the summer months from 10 am to 10 pm. This is essentially street food event, nevertheless on the menu are some very innovative dishes prepared with local ingredients at affordable prices. Selection of wines is good and truly local (coming from vineyards less than 20 km away) and provide fine…

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December 2016

Wine Thursday – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

December 15, 2016 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dvorni Bar, Dvorni trg 2
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Every Thursday wine bar "Dvorni Bar" and wine house Koželj organize wine event dedicated to specific wine maker or type of wine. This Thursday visitors will be tasting sparkling wines and Champagnes. We believe this could be a great way to start the festive season.

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March 2017

Odprta Kuhna food market – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

March 24, 2017 - May 26, 2017
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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April 2017

Chocolate Festival – Radovljica, Northern Slovenia

April 21, 2017 - April 23, 2017
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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May 2017

Festival Vinska vigred – Metlika, Southern Slovenia

May 19, 2017 - May 21, 2017
Metlika Metlika, Slovenia + Google Map

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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The week of the Cviček wine – Trebnje, Southern Slovenia

May 26, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Trebnje Trebnje, 8210 Slovenia + Google Map

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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June 2017

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

June 17, 2017 at 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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July 2017

Grossmann Film and Wine Festival – Ljutomer, Eastern Slovenia

July 11, 2017 - July 17, 2017
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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August 2017

Days of Poetry and Wine – Ptuj, Eastern Slovenia

August 22, 2017 - August 26, 2017
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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Bogračfest – Lendava, Eastern Slovenia

August 26, 2017
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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September 2017

Sweet Istria – Koper, Western Slovenia

September 23, 2017 - September 24, 2017
Koper City Centre Koper, 6000 Slovenia + Google Map

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 are also 3 sweet contests…

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Svečina wine festival – Svečina, Eastern Slovenia

September 23, 2017 - September 24, 2017
Svečina, Svečina 2201 Slovenia + Google Map

Svečina wine festival is a lively weekend event which takes place in the centre of wine region. 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 queens.

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Jestival Food & Art festival – Kobarid, Western Slovenia

September 30, 2017
Kobarid Kobarid, 5222 Slovenia + Google Map

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 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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October 2017

Old Vine Festival – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

October 1, 2017 - November 11, 2017
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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Čokoljana chocolate festival – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

October 21, 2017
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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VinDel Salon – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

October 25, 2017
Hotel Draš, Pohorska ulica 57
Maribor, Slovenia 2000 Slovenia
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VinDel - International Wine & Delicacy Salon is an 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 with culinary events, workshops and guided tastings.

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Štirje MARTINOVI okusi v mestu – Nova Gorica, Western Slovenia

October 28, 2017
Nova Gorica, Bevkov trg
Nova Gorica, 5000 Slovenia
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Nova Gorica is the town on the far west of Slovenia. Historically it has always been on the crossroads of different cultures and is today a vibrant and lively town with flourishing wine and food scene. Nova Gorica and the neighboring Gorizia in Italy are the twin towns, surrounded by some of the most exciting and promising wine regions in Europe: Kras, Goriška Brda and Vipava valley in Slovenia and Colio in Italy. The idea behind the event "Štirje MARTINOVI…

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November 2017

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

November 10, 2017 - November 11, 2017
Kranj Kranj, Slovenia + Google Map

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 the northern Slovenia. Wine makers from all Slovene wine regions will be present and some from abroad. You will be able to taste local specialties in enjoy in the unusual, yet interesting atmosphere of the venue. Kranj is worth to visit. It is the fourth largest Slovenian city, with well preserved city…

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

November 11, 2017
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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Ljubljana wine route/St. Martin’s – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

November 11, 2017 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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