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May 2015

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

May 30, 2015
Tomaj Tomaj, Slovenia + Google Map

Terrano Wine home land in Slovenia is Karst region, where the refosco  vine grows on the red soil called "Terra Rossa" or " Jerina". Terran contains a lot of minerals and was (still is) considered as a medicine and was even sold in pharmacies in the past. 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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April 2016

Rebula wine and Olive Oil Festival – Višnjevik, Western Slovenia

April 15, 2016 - April 17, 2016
Višnjevik Višnjevik, Slovenia + Google Map

Rebula wine and Olive Oil Festival is a traditional wine and food festival which takes place every spring in Višnjevik, a small village in famous Brda wine region. Višnjevik is a native land of Rebula, it was first mentioned in local books back in 14th century. This fine, deep coloured wine will be accompanied by different types of olives, olive products and other local delicacies.

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Brda and Wine – Šmartno, Western Slovenia

April 23, 2016 - April 24, 2016
Šmartno, Brda Šmartno, 5211 + Google Map

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 – wines offered are from Sovenian Brda and from Italian Colio. Both regions have done a huge step forward in the last decades and are now considered as one the best wine regions in their home countries. Guided tour and tasting excellent traditional local food, will  also be…

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May 2016

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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Artichoke Fest – Strunjan, Western Slovenia

May 28, 2016 - May 29, 2016
Strunjan, Strunjan
Strunjan, Slovenia
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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 ways. You’ll be able to taste some autochthonous dishes…

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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

Wine Days in Brda – Brda, Western Slovenia

June 4, 2016 - June 5, 2016
Brda, Goriška Brda Slovenia + Google Map

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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Olive oil and Chard festival – Padna, Western Slovenia

June 4, 2016 - June 5, 2016
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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July 2016

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

July 9, 2016 - July 10, 2016
Nova Vas nad Dragonjo,
Nova Vas nad Dragonjo, Slovenia
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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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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

Peach Festival – Prvačina, Western Slovenia

August 5, 2016 - August 8, 2016
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 12, 2016 - August 14, 2016
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 13, 2016 - August 14, 2016
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 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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October 2016

Chestnut Festival – Vitovlje, Western Slovenia

October 22, 2016 - October 23, 2016
Vitovlje Vitovlje, 5261 Slovenia + Google Map

Chestnut Festival is a traditional autumn 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 find in forests around Slovenia. During this weekend event you will be able to enjoy chestnut prepared in all sort of different dishes and varieties. The…

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