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May 2015

Meet the wine maker at Kempinski Palace Portorož with Vinakoper – Portorož, Western Slovenia

May 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Hotel Kempinski Portorož, Obala 45
Portorož, Slovenia
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Meet the wine maker at Kempinski Palace Portorož with Vinakoper - in one of the most beautiful old buildings in coastal town of Portorož five-star deluxe hotel hotel Kempinski organizes a series of wine and food related events where prominent Slovenian winemakers present their wines and match them with culinary creations of hotel's high end cuisine. In May wines from nearby Vinakoper will be introduced and will accompany 5 course menu.

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June 2015

Meet the wine maker at Kempinski Palace Portorož with Klenart – Portorož, Western Slovenia

June 26, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Hotel Kempinski Portorož, Obala 45
Portorož, Slovenia
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49EUR

Meet the wine maker at Kempinski Palace Portorož with Klenart - in one of the most beautiful old buildings in coastal town of Portorož, five-star deluxe hotel hotel Kempinski organizes a series of wine and food related events where prominent Slovenian winemakers present their wines and match them with culinary creations of hotel's high end cuisine. Klenart - family owned winery which grow high quality local wines on vineyards between Trieste and Koper will be introduced and will accompany 5 course menu.

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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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March 2016

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March 23, 2016 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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April 2016

Orange Wine Festival – Izola, Western Slovenia

April 29, 2016
Izola, Palača Manzioli, Manziolijev trg 5
Izola, Slovenia
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25EUR

Izola (Source: www.slovenia.info) Orange Wine Festival in Izola is dedicated exclusively to orange wines, which are essentially white wines produced in the similar way as the red wines – with longer maceration time, extracting more colours and substances from the grape’s skin. The venue is hosted in one of the oldest buildings in Izola, more than 500 years old Manziolijeva palača (Manzioli Palace) which will add additional flair to the tasting experience.

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May 2016

Kogl Wine Day Spring Edition – Velika Nedelja, Eastern Slovenia

May 13, 2016 - May 15, 2016
Kogl, Velika Nedelja 23
Velika Nedelja, 2274 Slovenia
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For a decades Kogl Wines have been a role model of perfect wine-making craftsmanship. These are boutique wines,  produced in small series, made with passion and attention. Joining together Kogl wines, art performances and relaxed atmosphere and the result  could be a truly remarkable,  unforgettable event.

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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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Refosco Festival – Marezige, Western Slovenia

May 20, 2016 - May 29, 2016
Marezige Marezige, Slovenia + Google Map

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

May 28, 2016
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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June 2016

Salon Jeruzalem 2016 – Jeruzalem, Eastern Slovenia

June 4, 2016
Dvorec Jeruzalem, Jeruzalem
Jeruzalem, Slovenia
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Salon Jeruzalem, hosted at the elegant boutique hotel, surrounded by the gentle hills covered with vineyards is the occasion you should not miss. It is essentially a about wine presentation and tasting, program might also includes some lectures in English language. This is essentially the most important yearly wine event of the greater Jeruzalem wine region. This wine region is famous for its predominantly white wines, and is considered as one of the most prestigious wine regions in Slovenia. Of…

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OPUS – People & Wines – Velika Nedelja, Eastern Slovenia

June 11, 2016
Kogl, Velika Nedelja 23
Velika Nedelja, 2274 Slovenia
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On the picturesque Kogl Wine Estate, this event brings together interesting Art performances and splendid Kogl Wines. Estate Kogl is located in Prlekija, region in the eastern Slovenia renowned for its excellent wines, characteristic local food and idyllic, gently rolling countryside. Kogl Estate offers beautiful views over the region surrounded by vineyards, which have been planted here since 1542. Area around Kogle Estate have a rich history and Velika Nedelja was one of the centres of German knight order the…

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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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Borderwine – Cividale del Friuli, Eastern Italy

June 25, 2016 - June 26, 2016
Canussio Castle, Via Niccolò Canussio
Cividale del Friuli 4, 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 wine makers. Event is held in the castle Canussio (http://www.castellocanussio.it) in Cividale del Friuli, town in the eastern Italy. Although small, Cividale del Friuli has rich history and it boasts beautifully preserved medieval town centre.

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July 2016

Polenta Festival – Ozeljan, Western Slovenia

July 16, 2016 - July 17, 2016
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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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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September 2016

Kogl Wine Day Autumn – Velika Nedelja, Eastern Slovenia

September 3, 2016
Kogl, Velika Nedelja 23
Velika Nedelja, 2274 Slovenia
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Kogl Wine Day is a cheerful wine and art event held at the picturesque Kogl estate in the eastern Slovenia. For a decades Kogl Wines have been a role model of perfect wine-making craftsmanship. Join excellent wines with art performances and relaxed, open air atmosphere and the result is Kogl Wine Day, a truly unforgettable event.

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October 2016

International wine festival TOP VINO by eVino – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

October 17, 2016 at 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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 excellent selection of International and local wines. Event will welcome many of the top Bordeaux Chateaus, wines from Tuscany, Spain, Portugal, Austria, California and some great Slovenian winemakers. Wine tastings will be accompanied by various wine related workshops and lectures.

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Vino Ljubljana International Wine Fair – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

October 20, 2016 - October 21, 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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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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February 2017

Park Wine Stars – Nova Gorica, Western Slovenia

February 10, 2017 at 6:00 pm
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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Salon of sparkling wines – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

February 17, 2017 at 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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 2017

Malvasia Festival – Portorož, Western Slovenia

March 12, 2017 - March 13, 2017
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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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

The asparagus festival – Brestovica pri Komnu, Western Slovenia

April 2, 2017
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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Rebula and Olive Oil Festival – Višnjevik, Western Slovenia

April 7, 2017 - April 9, 2017
Višnjevik Višnjevik, 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 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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Brda and Wine – Šmartno, Western Slovenia

April 22, 2017 - April 23, 2017
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 29, 2017 - May 1, 2017
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 2017

Tastes of Vipava Valley – Vipava, Western Slovenia

May 14, 2017 - May 15, 2017
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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Festival Vinska vigred – Metlika, Southern Slovenia

May 19, 2017 - May 21, 2017
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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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Salon Sauvignon – Ptuj, Eastern Slovenia

May 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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 centre of Ptuj, small, charming medieval town in the eastern Slovenia. Event will be complemented with vibrant program of art performances  and culinary delights.

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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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Artichoke Fest – Strunjan, Western Slovenia

May 27, 2017 - May 28, 2017
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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In the heart of the land of Terrano wine – Tomaj, Western Slovenia

May 27, 2017
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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June 2017

Wine Days in Brda – Brda, Western Slovenia

June 3, 2017 - June 4, 2017
Brda, Goriška Brda Slovenia + Google Map

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 8, 2017
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 in 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 originate 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 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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International Wine Competition – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

June 30, 2017 - July 2, 2017
Ljubljana Castle, Grajska planota 1
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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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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Fishermen’s days of Hotiza – Hotiza, Eastern Slovenia

July 13, 2017 - July 15, 2017

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

July 15, 2017 - July 16, 2017
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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August 2017

Peach Festival – Prvačina, Western Slovenia

August 4, 2017 - August 5, 2017
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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Festival of Fish Delicacies in Bohinjska Bela – Bohinjska Bela, Northern Slovenia

August 11, 2017 - August 13, 2017
Bohinjska Bela Bohinjska Bela, 4263 Slovenia + Google Map

Festival of Fish Delicacies in Bohinjska Bela is an annual event organised by the local fishing club. Additional to culinary delights, not limited to fish food only, you will be able to enjoy in music and entertainment program. The large tent will be set up to make sure that event takes place in every kind of weather.

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Teran Wine and Prosciutto Festival – Dutovlje, Western Slovenia

August 12, 2017 - August 13, 2017
Dutovlje Dutovlje, 6221 Slovenia

Terano Wine and Prosciutto are well regarded culinary companions of Slovenian Karst, and they are celebrated during the two days 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 plenty…

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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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Salon Traminec – Negova, Eastern Slovenia

August 28, 2017
Negova Castle, Grad Negova
Negova, 9245 Slovenia
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Salon Traminec is an exciting wine event exclusively dedicated to Gewurztraminer wines, held in the medieval Castle in Negova 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 2017

FESTVIN – Brdo pri Kranju, Western Slovenia

September 11, 2017
Brdo pri Kranju, Predoslje 38
Kranj, 4000 Slovenia
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The premium event organized by Koželj wine house, influential Slovenian wine merchants. The event takes place in Brdo, estate and a mansion northwest of Ljubljana. It is a free entry event but online booking is required. The program includes introduction of more than 70 wine makers, workshops and party.

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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
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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 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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The Karst Cuisine Month – Slovenian Karst, Western Slovenia

October 6, 2017 - October 7, 2017
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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Restaurant Week – Slovenia

October 13, 2017 - October 22, 2017
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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://www.rad-dobrojem.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 – Vitovlje, Western Slovenia

October 21, 2017 - October 22, 2017
Vitovlje Vitovlje, 5261 Slovenia + Google Map

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 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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Young Wines Salon “Pubec” – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

October 23, 2017
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 23.10.2017 and Ljubljana on 26.10.2017.

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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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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 23.10.2017 and Ljubljana on 26.10.2017.

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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

November Gourmet Festival – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

November 2, 2017 - November 30, 2017

November Gourmet Festival is a package of food and wine events happening throughout November in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana. Each day of the month you will be able to choose between different food, wine, and beer-related events. Organizer of the event is  Ljubljana municipality tourist organization. On their webpage, you can find also other information and recommendation regarding food and wine.

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

November 10, 2017 - November 11, 2017
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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 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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The celebration of St. Martin’s Day on Karst – Karst region, Western Slovenia

November 11, 2017
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St. Martin's Day in Slovenian Karst is a regional traditional event worth visiting. Karst is a region of 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 market in the village of Štanjel. Market ,  wine estates and wine cellars in the region will be linked with the free bus service. Event will include lot of complementary activities: visit of the…

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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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Persimmon Fruit Feast – Strunjan, Western Slovenia

November 19, 2017
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…

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Wine Taste Buds Events – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

November 23, 2017
Restaurant Vnukec, Ob Blažovnici 86
Limbuš, 2341 Slovenia
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Vinske Brbončice (Wine Taste Buds) – organizers of the culinary and tasting event s invite to the fine food and wine evening in the restaurant Vnukec in Maribor. This time they will present delicacies from white truffles and wines MonteMoro from Slovenian Istria region. For booking inquiries please contact: +386 41 512 881

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December 2017

Potica days – Bled, Northern Slovenia

December 8, 2017 - December 10, 2017

Potica baking demonstration is a pleasant food event which takes place in advent time on the Lake Bled. Potica is the most famous Slovenian dessert, enjoyed during the main holidays, especially during Christmas and Easter. It is symbol of national cuisine and depicted on many covers of cooking books. The most popular and widespread potica is made with walnut filling. Potica baking demonstration will be held on the idyllic Bled Island, which is certainly the most known island in the…

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