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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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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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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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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
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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August 2017

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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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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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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October 2017

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

November 11, 2017
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 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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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

Wine Universum – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

December 20, 2017
Grand Hotel Union, Miklošičeva cesta 1
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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15EUR

Wine Universum is the largest festival dedicated to the younger generation of wine connoisseurs. The aim of the event is to promote wine culture and responsible drinking. With more than 60 winemakers from Slovenia and abroad and different workshops, it is definitely worth to visit while enjoying your stay in beautiful festive Ljubljana.

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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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Restaurant Week – Slovenia

March 16, 2018 - March 25, 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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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
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Karst landscape(Source: www.slovenia.info) Terrano Wine home land in Slovenia is a Karst region, where the refosco  vine grows on the red soil called "Terra Rossa" or " Jerina". Terrano contains a lot of minerals and is widely recommended for its health benefits.  At some point in the past Terran was even sold in the pharmacies. This beautiful medicine will be presented by local wine makers on this event, they will open their cellars and invite you to the  tastings.

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Artichoke Fest – Strunjan, Western Slovenia

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

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Borderwine – Cividale del Friuli, Eastern Italy

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

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June 2018

Wine Days in Brda – Brda, Western Slovenia

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

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

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

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“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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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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