Wine Taste Buds Events – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

Restaurant Vnukec Ob Blažovnici 86, Limbuš, Slovenia

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

Park Wine Stars – Nova Gorica, Western Slovenia

Tiffany Restaurant Delpinova ulica 5, Nova Gorica, Slovenia

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.

Traditional Herring Feast – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

Grand Hotel Union Miklošičeva cesta 1, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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 […]

International Wine Competition – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

GR - Gospodarsko Razstavisce Dunajska cesta 18, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana Castle (Source, 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 […]

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

Ljubljana Central Market Adamič-Lundrovo nabrežje, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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 […]

Days of honey – Polhov Gradec, Western Slovenia

Polhov Gradec Castle Polhov Gradec 61, Polhov Gradec, Slovenia

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 […]

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

Farms in Slovenian Istria Marezige, Slovenia

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 […]

Fish soup competition – Lendava, Eastern Slovenia

Lendava Lendava, Lendava, Slovenia

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 […]

Festival Vinarium Bogračfest – Lendava, Eastern Slovenia

Lendava, old city centre Glavna ulica, Lendava, Slovenia

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 […]

Tržič Bržola Festival – Tržič, North-Western Slovenia

Tržič Tržič, Slovenia

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

Festival of wine and white truffles – Kubed, Western Slovenia

Kubed Kubed, Slovenia

The Festival of wine and white truffles highlights one of the greatest culinary delicacies and its pairing with wine. The white truffles can be found in Slovenian Istria have a special character and taste and are very popular among food lovers. The event takes place in the small village, not far from the coastal city […]

Rural holiday in Svečina – Svečina, Eastern Slovenia

Svečina Svečina, Slovenia

Rural holiday in Svečinal is a lively weekend event which takes place in the centre of well-known wine region in north -eastern Slovenia. Right next to the border with Austria, winemakers from Svečina produce one of the best white wines in Slovenia, usually fresh, dry or off dry with characteristic acidity and aromas. Festival boasts […]

Slovenian Cheese Festival – Brdo pri Kranju, Central Slovenia

Brdo pri Kranju Predoslje 38, Kranj, Slovenia

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

The Karst Cuisine Month – Slovenian Karst, Western Slovenia

Karst Štanjel, Slovenia

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.

Ljubljana Coffee Festival – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

City Museum of Ljubljana Gosposka 15, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Coffee festival held in Ljubljana is an exciting event, dedicated to coffee lovers and professionals. The Auersperg Palace, where the event takes place will be filled with the world best coffees, baristas and coffee experts. The palace is the home to the City Museum of Ljubljana ( The event will include workshops, lectures, tastings, and […]

Carpaccio story – Koper, Western Slovenia

Carpacciov square, Koper Carpacciov trg, Koper, Slovenia

Carpaccio story is an interesting concept, narrative telling event happening in Koper, a seaside town in western Slovenia. The event celebrates Carpaccio, the dish which was invented in 1950 in Venice's Harry's Bar by Giuseppe Cipriani. ( The name of the dish goes far back, to the 15th-century Venice painting school, when Vittore Carpaccio created […]

Top Vino – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

Cankarjev Dom Prešernova cesta 10, Ljubljana, Slovenia

International wine festival TOP VINO by eVino is a high-end wine event with an excellent selection of International and local wines. The event will welcome many of the top Bordeaux Chateaus, wines from Tuscany, Spain, Portugal, Austria, California and a great selection of wines from 30 premium Slovenian winemakers. Wine tastings will be accompanied by various […]

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

Kendov Dvorec Na Griču 5, Spodnja Idrija, Slovenia

Pinot Noir festival highlights the best of Slovenia's Pinot Noirs, along with selected wines from Austria, Croatia, France, Italy, Serbia, and Switzerland. The festival takes place in Kendov Dvorec, a boutique,5 stars hotel in Idrija in western Slovenia ( The event starts on Saturday with masterclass led by the Quentin Sadler ( and dinner and […]

Grill & BBQ Festival – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

Pogačarjev trg Pogačarjev trg, Ljubljana, Slovenia

In the center of Ljubljana Grill & BBQ Festival showcasing the best of Slovenia BBQ scene. The event will host also Slovenian craft beer and winemakers.

Idea Italia – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

Pogačarjev trg Pogačarjev trg, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Idea Italia is an Italian food market, set up in the centre of Ljubljana with a great selection of food and delicacies from different Italian regions.

Restaurant Week spring edition – Slovenia

Restaurants around Slovenia , Slovenia

Top Slovenian restaurants invite 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 ( and has since then spread around the […]

The wild tastes of karst asparagus and wild plants – Karst, western Slovenia

Karst Štanjel, Slovenia

The wild tastes of karst asparagus and wild plants celebrates the great natural treasures of the Slovenian Karst. The event takes place in the restaurants, farms, and inns from April to May and is dedicated to asparagus and other spring food. If you are interested to learn more about Karst cuisine please visit:

Tastes of Vipava Valley – Vipava, Western Slovenia

Zemono Manor Dvorec Zemono, Vipava, Slovenia

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 the 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 […]

Specialties of Slovene farms – Ptuj, Eastern Slovenia

Dominican Monastery Ptuj Muzejski trg 1, Ptuj, Slovenia

Specialties 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 a lively cultural program. This is the event with a long tradition […]

Festival Vinska vigred – Metlika, Southern Slovenia

Metlika Metlika, Slovenia

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 […]

The week of the Cviček wine – Šentjernej, Southern Slovenia

Šentjernej, South Slovenia Šentjernej, Šentjernej, Slovenia

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 […]

Kranjska klobasa (Carniolan sausage) festival – Lake Zbilje (Medvode), Central Slovenia

Lake Zbilje Zbiljsko jezero, Slovenia

Kranjska klobasa (Carniolan sausage) is probably the best known Slovenian dish.  Since  2015 it has been  PGI certified  (protected geographical indication), a scheme of geographical indications and Lake ZbiljeLaadwdtraditional specialties in EU. Kransjka klobasa is a pork meat sausage compound of pork meat, bacon, garlic, and seasoning. For more information on Kranjska klobasa please visit […]

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

Tomaj Tomaj, Slovenia

Teran Wine homeland 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 winemakers […]

Borderwine – Cividale del Friuli, Eastern Italy

Monastero di santa Maria in Valle Via Monastero Maggiore, 34, Cividale del Friuli, Italy

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 […]

Pop Up Wine Festival – Novo Mesto, Southern Slovenia

Grm castle Novo Mesto Skalickega ulica, Novo Mesto, Slovenia

Pop Up Wine Festival is you, a dynamic event held in Grm Castle in Southern Slovenia.  Festival boasts an impressive list of winemakers and interesting culinary offer.

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

Sevnica Castle Cesta na grad 17, Sevnica, Slovenia

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, it is especially cherished in the south and east of the country. Interestingly, the German name of this variety Lemberger supposedly originates from […]

Refosco Festival – Marezige, Western Slovenia

Marezige Marezige, Slovenia

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 usually the case with the Slovenian wine events, is not just all about the wine. You might get pleasantly surprised with a complimentary offer of local food […]

“Zelen” wine festival – Vipavski Križ, Western Slovenia

Vipavski Križ Vipavski Križ, Vipavski Križ, Slovenia

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 (  

Karst prosciutto festival – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

Pogačarjev trg Pogačarjev trg, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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:

Sladolent – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

Lent Usnjarska ulica 10, Maribor, Slovenia

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 […]

Polenta Festival – Ozeljan, Western Slovenia

Ozeljan Ozeljan, Slovenia

Polenta Festival will once again fill the streets of Ozeljan, the small village in western Slovenia. Ozeljan lies close to the 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 […]

Peach Festival – Prvačina, Western Slovenia

Prvačina Prvačina, Slovenia

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 […]

Bled Days / Taste Bled – Bled, western Slovenia

Bled Cesta Svobode 10, Bled, Slovenia

Bled is one of the Slovenian most famous destinations. Alpine lake with island nested in the centre of Slovenian Julian Alps attracts many people from around the world. Taste Bled is a lively event on the Bled lakeside promenade with local culinary delights, art program, and live music.  

Fishing days of Hotiza – Hotiza, Eastern Slovenia

Hotiza village Srednja ulica 28, Lendava, Slovenia

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 unspoiled 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 […]

Teran Wine and Prosciutto Festival – Dutovlje, Western Slovenia

Dutovlje Dutovlje, Slovenia

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 […]

Days of Poetry and Wine – Ptuj, Eastern Slovenia

Ptuj Ptuj, Slovenia

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, […]

Saltpans Feast – Piran, Western Slovenia

Tartini square Piran Tartini square, Piran, Slovenia

Saltpans Feast revives the great tradition of salt production in the Slovenian Coast. The artisan manufacturing of salt has started 700 years ago. Today the salt is still produced by hand and the whole process has not changed much since the old days. More information on salt production can be found here: Saltpans Feast […]

Salon Traminec – Radenci, Eastern Slovenia

Radenci health & spa resort Zdraviliško naselje 12, Radenci, Slovenia

Salon Traminec is an exciting wine event exclusively dedicated to Gewurztraminer wines, held in the health & spa resort Radenci in eastern Slovenia. The most famous Gewurztraminer wines in Slovenia are produced right in this region, but the event exceeds regional borders. You will be able to taste 100 samples from Slovenia and abroad and […]

Festival Vinarium, Grape Harvest – Lendava, Eastern Slovenia

Lendava, old city centre Glavna ulica, Lendava, Slovenia

Lendavska trgatev (grape harvest in Lendava) is a traditional early autumn wine and food event, with many additional entertaining performances. It is dedicated to the celebration of the grape harvest, one of the most important vineyard tasks in the year. The vineyards of this region are located on the hills behind the town of Lendava. […]

World Roast Potato Festival – Postojna, Western Slovenia

Postojna, Primorka bus stop Primorka bus stop, Postojna, Slovenia

Among the festivals with a long tradition, the World Roast Potato Festival has a special place. It is dedicated to the only one dish - roast potato. The dish is widely used in Slovenian traditional and domestic cuisine and it even has its fan club and anthem:

Plum festival in Slivje – Slivje, Western Slovenia

Slivje village Slivje, Slivje, Slovenia

Plum dumplings is a typical dish from Brkini, the region in the Karst area in Western Slovenia. The region is famous for its wild, natural beauty and fruits (, which is of high quality and delicious taste. Each year The plum festival in Slivje presents plum dumplings and many other plum dishes from Brkini.

Slovenjgraška gostilna – Slovenj Gradec, North – Eastern Slovenia

Slovenj Gradec Glavni Trg, Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia

The town of Slovenj Gradec organizes this one-day event, with the aim to promote local cuisine and traditional dishes of the region. On the menu will be traditional dishes - veal stew and dumplings, cooked by the members of local communities. Slovenj Grades is a capital of Slovenian Carinthia, a mountainous region, which boasts picturesque […]

Restaurant Week autumn edition – Slovenia

Restaurants around Slovenia , Slovenia

JP  restaurant in Ljubljana (source:, 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 […]

Musica Di…Vina – Novo Mesto Southern Slovenia

Cultrual Centre Janez Trdina Novi trg 5, Novo Mesto, Slovenia

Enjoy the harmony of combining different wine styles with classical chamber music. Join us on Friday 18th October at 19:30 at the Cultural Centre of Janez Trdina in Nove mesto where you will enjoy the sounds of the cello quartet while tasting fine Slovenian wine from boutique wine cellar SANCTUM. The cellist will perform the […]

Čokoljana chocolate festival – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

Pogačarjev trg Pogačarjev trg, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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.

Chestnut Festival – Vitovlje, Western Slovenia

Vitovlje Vitovlje, Slovenia

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 […]

November Gourmet Festival – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

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. The organizer of the event is  Ljubljana municipality tourist organization. On their web page, you can find also […]

Young Wines Salon “Pubec” – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

Porsche Maribor Ptujska cesta 150, Maribor, Slovenia

Pubec is a line of young wines promoted every year around St. Martin's day. It is a joint project of winemakers from Slovenia northeast region Styria. The event takes place in Maribor on 4.11.2019 and Ljubljana on 7.11.2019.

Young Wines Salon “Pubec” – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

Festivalna Dvorana (Hall) Ljubljana Vilharjeva cesta 11, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Pubec is a line of young wines promoted every year around St. Martin's day. It is a joint project of winemakers from Slovenia northeast region Styria. The event takes place in Maribor on 4.11.2019 and Ljubljana on 7.11.2019.

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

Karst Štanjel, Slovenia

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

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

Maribor Centre Trg Svobode, Maribor, Slovenia

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 say the inhabitants of […]

Persimmon Fruit Feast – Strunjan, Western Slovenia

Strunjan Strunjan, Strunjan, Slovenia

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 […]

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

Kranj Kranj, Slovenia

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 the Gorenjska region in northern Slovenia. Winemakers from all Slovene wine regions will be present and some from abroad. You will be able to taste local specialties and enjoying in […]

Potica days – Bled, Northern Slovenia

Bled Cesta Svobode 10, Bled, Slovenia

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 a symbol of national cuisine and depicted on many covers of cooking books. The most popular and widespread […]

Wine Universum – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

Hotel Slon Slovenska cesta 34,, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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. Photos: Matic […]

Malvasia Festival – Portorož, Western Slovenia

Hotel Slovenija Obala 33, Portorož, Slovenia

Malvasia Festival is an event celebrating Malvasia, typical wine of Slovenian Istria. The event will include presentations and workshops in Slovene language and Malvasia wine tasting. Malvasia Festival is held in the beautiful coastal city of Portorož, one of the major Slovenian tourist destinations, and just a stroll away from other coastal destinations:  historical town […]

Kulinart – Celje, Eastern Slovenia

Celje Showground Dečkova cesta 1, Celje, Slovenia

Two days of culinary experience presents International and Slovenian cuisine. The event takes place on the Celje Showground, along with other spring fairs like Coffee Festival and Beekeeping 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.  

Chili and chocolate festival – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

Maribor Centre -Trg Leona Štuklja Trg Leona Štuklja, Maribor, Slovenia

Chili and chocolate festival is a lively event taking place in Maribor city center. With over 40 different exhibitors from Slovenia and abroad, the festival is truly a chili and chocolate lover's paradise. This event will include workshops, tastings, kid's programs, and even a chocolate eating competition.

Odprta Kuhna food market – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

Pogačarjev trg Pogačarjev trg, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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 […]

Praznik pomladi – Spring Festival – Svečina, Eastern Slovenia

Svečina Svečina, Slovenia

The Spring Festival in Svečina is a celebration of the local wine and culinary offer.  Nested in the hills in the far north-eastern part of Slovenia, Svečina is a hidden wine gem of the country. The region produces mostly dry and off-dry white wines. The wineries are small, family-run and known for their hospitality. The Spring Festival […]

European Food Summit – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

Ljubljana , Slovenia

European Food Summit is a top culinary event in Ljubljana featuring star chefs and many interesting guests. The event takes place in Ljubljana and is led by chef Ana Roš ( and writer and journalist Andrea Petrini, creator of Gelinaz ( The event takes place at different locations in Ljubljana. Please check the official webpage […]

Šempas wine and olive oil festival – Šempas, Western Slovenia

Šempas Šempas, Slovenia

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.

The asparagus festival – Brestovica pri Komnu, Western Slovenia

Brestovica pri Komnu Brestovica pri Komnu, Komen, Slovenia

The culinary part, of the event which follows next features many traditional and modern dishes from wild asparagus. It is accompanied by enjoyable side events and is also an introduction to the month of asparagus, which takes place around the same location from the middle of April until the middle of May. In the past, […]

Salon Sauvignon – Ptuj, Eastern Slovenia

Dominican Monastery Ptuj Muzejski trg 1, Ptuj, Slovenia

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, a small, charming medieval town in the eastern part of Slovenia. The event will be complemented with a vibrant program of art performances and culinary delights.

Rebula and Olive Oil Festival – Višnjevik, Western Slovenia

Višnjevik Višnjevik, Slovenia

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 the 14th century. Rebula makes usually light, fresh wines. […]

Orange Wine Festival – Izola, Western Slovenia

Izola, Palača Manzioli Manziolijev trg 5, Izola, Slovenia

Orange Wine Festival in Izola is dedicated exclusively to orange wines, which are essentially white wines produced in a 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 […]

Wine and Chocolate Festival – Podčetrtek, Eastern Slovenia

Podčetrtek Zdraviliška cesta 23, Podčetrtek, Slovenia

Wine and Chocolate Festival is an exciting event that combines the best selection of 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 boosts Spa […]

Taste Radol’ca – Radovljica, Northern Slovenia

Old Town Centre of Radovljica Radovljica, Slovenia

Event "Taste Radol'ca" highlights the culinary offer of Radovljica, a town in Northern Slovenia. The event promotes local cuisine. The special menus will be served in the nine local restaurants all through November. Radovljica is renowned for its beekeeping culture, and this year event will be dedicated to honey related dishes. Radovljica is picturesque, alpine […]

Salon of sparkling wines – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

Hotel Slon Slovenska cesta 34,, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Salon of sparkling wines takes place in Hotel Slon, situated in the heart of Ljubljana city center. The event highlights carefully selected Slovenian and foreign sparkling wines. Slovenian sparkling wine scene is enjoying a renaissance, with a number of small boutique winemakers (Bjana, Silveri, Frangez,..) and revival of larger producers (Radgonska Penina, P&F...).  Together with […]

Olive oil and Chard festival – Padna, Western Slovenia

Padna Padna, Slovenia

Olive oil and Chard festival is celebrated at 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 history, the village has become famous for its natural products, notably olive oil […]

PortoRose2 – Rose & Rosé Festival, Portorose – Western Slovenia

Portorož Portorož, Portorož, Slovenia

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.

Artichoke Fest – Strunjan, Western Slovenia

Strunjan Strunjan, Strunjan, Slovenia

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. […]

Open Wine Cellars Days (DOK) in Brda – Brda, Western Slovenia

Brda Goriška Brda, Dobrovo, Slovenia

Once a year, when spring slowly becomes summer, when the sun warms up fruitful land and endless vineyards of Brda, best winemakers open their cellars and create an unforgettable experience to visitors. Wine Days in Brda offers an excellent opportunity to explore one of the most vibrant wine regions in Slovenia. Winemakers will open their cellar doors, and present their […]

Summer Wine Pampering – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

Ljubljana Centre Stritarjeva ulica, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Summer Wine Pampering – lively event in the historical center of the Slovenian capital Ljubljana with wines from all Slovenian wine regions and a large selection of delicious local products.  

Grossmann Film and Wine Festival – Ljutomer, Eastern Slovenia

Ljutomer Ljutomer, Eastern SLovenia, Slovenia

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 summertime. Accompanied by the wines from the surrounding hills it is a truly enjoyable event and a must-see for all fans of fantasy movies and fine drinks. […]

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

Nova Vas nad Dragonjo , Nova Vas nad Dragonjo, Slovenia

Wine and Garlic Festival is a pleasant event, set in the small village close to Piran - a gem of the Slovenian coast.  The event offers local wines, notably Malvasia and Refosco, garlic, and local gourmet products.    

Wine by the lake – Bled, Western Slovenia

Bled Cesta Svobode 10, Bled, Slovenia

The 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.

Idrija Žlikrof Festival – Idrija , Western Slovenia

Park Mejca Idrija Vodnikova ulica 25, Idrija, Slovenia

One of the typical dishes which originate from the Idrijja region in western Slovenia is Žlikrof. Žlikrof is dumplings made in a special distinctive shape filled with potato stuffing. The dish was widespread among the local mining community and has been going through a renaissance in recent years. Today Žlikrof can be found either as […]

Cheese & Wine Festival – Bohinjska Bistrica, Northern Slovenia

Bohinjska Bistrica - Danica Hall Triglavska cesta 60, Bohinjska Bistrica, Slovenia

Bohinj is a true gem of the Slovenian Alps, famous for its breathtaking scenery and beautiful lake. It has a long tradition of dairy farming and cheesemaking ( The cheese and wine festival presents part of the local and regional offers, served with wines and accompanied by the art program. The specialty among cheeses of […]

VinDel Salon – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

Slovene National Theatre Maribor Slovenska ulica 27, Maribor, Slovenia

VinDel - International Wine & Delicacy Salon is a delightful event and showcase of Slovenian wine and food offer. Proudly proclaimed as "The most delicious day of the year", a great selection of wines and delicacies will be offered,  accompanied by culinary events, workshops, and guided tastings.

Sweet Istria – Koper, Western Slovenia

Koper City Centre Koper, Slovenia

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 […]

Old Vine Festival – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

Maribor Vojašniška ulica 8, Maribor, Slovenia

Old Vine Festival – There are few places in the world which seem to have a special, deep connection to the particular subject. Maribor definitely is such a place. Through history, the city was strongly linked to wine production, wine trading, and distinguished wine culture. Vineyards are located all around the city and in its […]

Jestival Food & Art festival – Kobarid, Western Slovenia

Kobarid Kobarid, Slovenia

Jestival is a one-day Food and Art festival held every year in a little town of Kobarid. Kobarid lies on river Soča – divine, turquoise coloured and the astonishing clean alpine river which flows along the Slovenian border to Italy and is one of the main touristic attractions of the region. Jestival is a  holiday […]

St. Martin’s day in Ljubljana – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

Ljubljana Centre Stritarjeva ulica, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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 special menus including roasted goose with red cabbage and mlinci (traditional pasta made from […]

Slovenian Wine Festival – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

Cankarjev Dom Prešernova cesta 10, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Slovenian Wine Festival is a premier Slovene wine event organized annually in Cankarjev Dom, the cultural and congress center in the downtown Ljubljana. 2 days showcase of the top Slovenian wines and culinary attracts a large number of visitors.

Sparkling wine festival – Portorož, Western Slovenia

Hotel Kempinski Portorož Obala 45, Portorož, Slovenia

A sparkling wine festival is one of the premier December’s events on the Slovene coast. In the luxurious atmosphere of the Crystal Hall in the Hotel Kempinski Palace Portorož tasting will be followed by the competition for the best sparkling wine and the music performance.

Refuscus Mundi – Izola, Western Slovenia

Izola, Palača Manzioli Manziolijev trg 5, Izola, Slovenia

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. It makes quite diverse wines depending on the region. Wines could be quite […]

GASTexpo Fair – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

GR - Gospodarsko Razstavisce Dunajska cesta 18, Ljubljana, Slovenia

GASTexpo - the gastronomy fair in Ljubljana offers various exhibitions, tastings, workshops, and competitions. The event includes a wine fair with domestic and international wine offers. More information can be found at  

Coffee Festival Slovenia – Celje – Eastern Slovenia

Celje Showground Dečkova cesta 1, Celje, Slovenia

Coffee Festival Slovenia is a lively event, filled with discussions, tastings, workshops and expert lectures. Festival is hosting some large coffee brands and boutique coffee roasters and is gaining popularity - in 2017 the number of visitors exceeded 20.000. Coffee has been traditionally a very important part of the gastronomy in Slovenia. Neighboured with Italy, […]

Radovljica Chocolate Festival – Radovljica, Northern Slovenia

Old Town Centre of Radovljica Radovljica, Slovenia

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.

Brda and Wine – Šmartno, Western Slovenia

Šmartno, Brda Šmartno

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 […]