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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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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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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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October 2017

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 5.11.2018 and in Ljubljana on 7.11.2018.

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Štirje MARTINOVI okusi v mestu – Nova Gorica, Western Slovenia

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

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November 2017

Wine 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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June 2018

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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July 2018

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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Taste Bled – Bled, western Slovenia

July 20, 2018 - August 22, 2018
Bled, Cesta Svobode 10
Bled, 4260 Slovenia
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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.  

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August 2018

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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Days of Poetry and Wine – Ptuj, Eastern Slovenia

August 22, 2018 - August 25, 2018
Ptuj Ptuj, Slovenia + Google Map

Days of Poetry and Wine is an international event which is held every summer in the oldest Slovenian city Ptuj. The festival is an exciting mixture of art performances and tasting of good local wines, seasoned with easy going, charming atmosphere of this small, medieval town. The program of the festival includes exhibitions, poetry readings, wine tasting and more, creating a special vibe on the medieval streets and squares. And just to recall - wise Greek poet Homer once said:”…

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Festival Vinarium Bogračfest – Lendava, Eastern Slovenia

August 25, 2018
Lendava, old city centre, Glavna ulica
Lendava, 9220 Slovenia
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In the old town of Lendava, amidst the historical townhouses at the foot of the picturesque Lendava vineyards, the largest competition in cooking bograč in Slovenia has been held for over a decade now. The event is actually a culinary festival, during which bograč is massively prepared in cauldrons along the main street by the competing teams. Apart from this traditional food of the wine-growing region, various other local delicacies are served: Lendava pretzels, crackling cakes, etc. Finally, this varied…

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Idrija Žlikrof Festival – Idrija , Western Slovenia

August 25, 2018

One of the typical dishes which originate from the Idrijja region in western Slovenia is Žlikrof. Žlikrof is dumplings made in the special distinctive shape filled with the potato stuffing. The dish was widespread among local mining community and has been going through a renaissance in the recent years. Today Žlikrof can be found either as the traditional dish, either as a modern version in the contemporary cuisine. The Idrija žlikrof is a Traditional Specialty Guaranteed (TSG) product registered in…

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Salon Traminec – Radenci, Eastern Slovenia

August 27, 2018
Radenci health & spa resort, Zdraviliško naselje 12
Radenci, 9252 Slovenia
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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 event exceeds regional borders. You will be able to taste 100 samples from Slovenia and abroad and enjoy in culinary delights. The selection of wines is astonishing – from dry type still wines, sparkling wines, sweet wines, matured wines to organic wines and cuvees.

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September 2018

Festival Vinarium, Grape Harvest – Lendava, Eastern Slovenia

September 1, 2018
Lendava, old city centre, Glavna ulica
Lendava, 9220 Slovenia
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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. In the relatively small wine region of around 500 hectares, more than 4000 winemakers produce primarily white wines. The region is small but versatile and…

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Tržič Bržola Festival – Tržič, North-Western Slovenia

September 2, 2018
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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.

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Plum festival in Slivje – Slivje, Western Slovenia

September 16, 2018
Slivje village, Slivje
Slivje, Slovenia
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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 (http://www.rtvslo.si/news-in-english/a-forgotten-region-of-forests-and-fruit/450842), 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.

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Slovenjgraška gostilna – Slovenj Gradec, North – Eastern Slovenia

September 22, 2018
Slovenj Gradec, Glavni Trg
Slovenj Gradec, 2380 Slovenia
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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 small towns, beautiful landscape and much interesting sightseeing. The region offers plenty of outdoor activities and great traditional food. For more information please use the…

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Festival of wine and white truffles – Kubed, Western Slovenia

September 23, 2018
Kubed, Kubed 6272 Slovenia + Google Map

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 Koper. Festival introduces a variety of dishes from the white truffles and the Restaurant " Jakomin Kubed " offers a gourmet menu with white truffles.

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Sweet Istria – Koper, Western Slovenia

September 28, 2018 - September 30, 2018
Koper City Centre Koper, 6000 Slovenia + Google Map

The annual Sweet Istria (Sladka Istra) Festival is a great way to discover the coastal city of Koper and enjoy desserts and other sweet delicacies which will be offered on the stands set up in the old city centre. Sweet Istria is the biggest event of its kind in Slovenia and it attracts a large number of locals and tourists. Besides the tastings and sightseeing program includes workshops, master classes, and entertainment performances. The part of the event is also 3 sweet contests…

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Old Vine Festival – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

September 29, 2018 - November 11, 2018
Maribor, Vojašniška ulica 8
Maribor, 2000 Slovenia
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Old Vine Festival – There are few places in the world which seem to have special, deep connection to the particular subject. Maribor definitely is such place. Through the history city was  strongly linked to the wine production, wine trading and distinguished wine culture. Vineyards are located all around the city and in it’s centre there is a Queen: majestic and grandiose – the Oldest Vine in the World. And as with all Queen’s birthdays –  Yearly celebration  has to be great,…

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Rural holiday in Svečina – Svečina, Eastern Slovenia

September 29, 2018 - September 30, 2018
Svečina, Svečina 2201 Slovenia + Google Map

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 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…

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October 2018

Slovenian Cheese Festival – Brdo pri Kranju, Central Slovenia

October 2, 2018
Brdo pri Kranju, Predoslje 38
Kranj, 4000 Slovenia
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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.

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The Karst Cuisine Month – Slovenian Karst, Western Slovenia

October 5, 2018 - November 4, 2018
Karst Štanjel, 6222 Slovenia + Google Map

Slovenian Karst is the great region to explore in the autumn. Days can be very still warm; the landscape is colourful and peaceful. Karst cuisine is dominated by autumn vegetables, fruits, and mushrooms. For the whole month, the restaurants in the region present seasonal menus, with local ingredients for reasonable prices. Booking is recommended.

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Ljubljana Coffee Festival – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

October 5, 2018 - October 6, 2018
City Museum of Ljubljana, Gosposka 15
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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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 (https://mgml.si/en/city-museum/about-us/). The event will include workshops, lectures, tastings, and competition.

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Carpaccio story – Koper, Western Slovenia

October 5, 2018
Carpacciov square, Koper, Carpacciov trg
Koper, 5000 Slovenia
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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. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpaccio). The name of the dish goes far back, to the 15th-century Venice painting school, when Vittore Carpaccio created the paintings in the characteristic red/white tones. Carpaccio spent a long time oh his life in Koper and here is how it all comes together.…

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Jestival Food & Art festival – Kobarid, Western Slovenia

October 6, 2018
Kobarid Kobarid, 5222 Slovenia + Google Map

Jestival is a one-day Food and Art festival held every year in a little town of Kobarid. Kobarid lies on river Soča – divine, turquoise coloured and the astonishing clean alpine river which flows along the Slovenian border to Italy and is one of the main touristic attractions of the region. In the last few years, the region established itself as an ideal festival location, featuring great organization and smart marketing. Jestival is a food event which promotes local food…

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Top Vino – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

October 8, 2018
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 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 wine-related workshops and lectures. The event takes place in Cankarjev dom, a convention, and art venue in the centre of Ljubljana and is organized by…

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Restaurant Week autumn edition – Slovenia

October 12, 2018 - October 21, 2018
Restaurants around Slovenia Slovenia + Google Map

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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Chestnut Festival in Rodik – Rodik, Western Slovenia

October 14, 2018
Rodik village, Rodik
Rodik, 6240 Slovenia
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Chestnut Festival in Rodik

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Chestnut Festival – Vitovlje, Western Slovenia

October 20, 2018 - October 21, 2018
Vitovlje Vitovlje, 5261 Slovenia + Google Map

Chestnut Festival is a traditional autumn weekend event,  happening in Vitovlje, small village in the Western Slovenia, not far from Nova Gorica. The hillsides around Vitovlje are famous for its Chestnut friendly terroir. Chestnuts which can be found here are marrons – the chestnuts of excellent quality and larger in size as the one usually finds in forests around Slovenia. The event takes place the 3rd weekend in October when the chestnut season is at its peak. This year it celebrates…

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Čokoljana chocolate festival – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

October 20, 2018
Pogačarjev trg, Pogačarjev trg
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Čokoljana is an outdoor festival which takes place in the old Ljubljana and is fully dedicated to chocolate and chocolate delicacies. It is a lively event with workshops, presentations and of course lots of tastings.

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

October 20, 2018 - October 21, 2018
Kendov Dvorec, Na Griču 5
Spodnja Idrija, 5281 Slovenia
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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 (https://www.kendov-dvorec.com/en/). The event starts on Saturday with masterclass led by the Quentin Sadler (https://quentinsadler.wordpress.com/) and dinner and continues on Sunday with tastings, workshop, and mini masterclass. This is a great opportunity to taste some of the best Slovenia's and Foreign Pinot Noirs…

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VinDel Salon – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

October 24, 2018
Hotel Draš, Pohorska ulica 57
Maribor, Slovenia 2000 Slovenia
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VinDel - International Wine & Delicacy Salon is a delightful event and showcase of Slovenian wine and food offer. It takes place under the hill of Pohorje in the outskirts of Maribor city. Proudly proclaimed as "The most delicious day of the year", great selection of wines and delicacies will be offered,  accompanied by the culinary events, workshops, and guided tastings.

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Grill & BBQ Festival – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

October 27, 2018 - October 28, 2018
Pogačarjev trg, Pogačarjev trg
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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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.

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November 2018

Taste Radol’ca – Radovljica, Northern Slovenia

November 1, 2018 - November 30, 2018
Old Town Centre of Radovljica Radovljica, 4240 Slovenia + Google Map

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 town, boasting well-preserved town centre and great scenic views of Julian Alps. This event is also a great opportunity to learn more about bees, beekeeping…

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November Gourmet Festival – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

November 2, 2018 - November 30, 2018

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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Young Wines Salon “Pubec” – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

November 5, 2018
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 5.11.2018 and Ljubljana on 7.11.2018.

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

November 9, 2018 - November 10, 2018
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Wine tour in the tunnels under Kranj is an exciting wine event held in the tunnels under the old town of Kranj, a capital of Gorenjska region in 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 the unusual, yet the interesting atmosphere of the venue. Kranj is worth to visit. It is the fourth largest Slovenian city, with the well-preserved city centre,…

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

November 10, 2018
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 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 market,  wine estates and wine cellars in the region will be linked with the free bus service. The event will include a lot of complementary…

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St. Martin’s Festivities in Ozeljan – Ozeljan, Western Slovenia

November 10, 2018

This annual wine and culinary festival feature tasting, home-made food and beverages and live music. The event celebrates St. Martins day, the day when grape juice turns into wine. It takes place in beautiful Vipava Valley in far western Slovenia.

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

November 10, 2018 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ljubljana Centre, Stritarjeva ulica
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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St. Martin's Day (Martinovanje) - in Slovenia St. Martin's Day  is regarded as a most important wine day of the year - this is the day when must turns into wine. The events and celebrations take place all around Slovenia, and a special menus including roasted goose with red cabbage and mlinci (traditional pasta made from dried flat bread) are often served with the glass of the new wine. In Ljubljana the day is celebrated with the event which presents extensive selection of Slovenian wines…

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

November 11, 2018
Maribor Centre, Trg Svobode
Maribor, 2000 Slovenia
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It should not come as a big surprise that among many events celebrating St. Martin’s Day the one in Maribor is the largest in Slovenia. Town of old Vine, historically so well connected with wine is celebrating the birth of new wine grandiosely in one of the main city's squares. The legends says the inhabitants of the city "old Mariborčani" believe this is the most important day of the year -  more important than any public holidays...It certainly might be the most cheerful.

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Slovenian Wine Festival – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

November 15, 2018
Cankarjev Dom, Prešernova cesta 10
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Slovenian Wine Festival is a premier Slovene wine event organised annually in Cankarjev Dom, cultural and congress centre in the downtown of Ljubljana. 2 days showcase of the top Slovenian wines and culinary attracts a large number of visitors. This event is a part of the November Gourmet Ljubljana, which boasts great culinary events throughout all November and is also published on our site.

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Persimmon Fruit Feast – Strunjan, Western Slovenia

November 16, 2018 - November 18, 2018
Strunjan, Strunjan
Strunjan, 6320 Slovenia
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Strunjan, a settlement on the Slovenian coast is well-known for its special mild microclimate and excellent conditions to grow varieties of sun-loving fruits and vegetables. The Persimmon Fruit Feast is celebrating this beautiful fruit, the land and local culinary and cultural traditions. This food event will be accompanied by art and cultural performances, lectures, and competition for the biggest persimmon of Strunjan. Strunjan area is protected as a natural reserve (for more information please refer to http://www.portoroz.si/en/experience/natural-attractions/strunjan-cliff). Its location in…

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December 2018

Potica days – Bled, Northern Slovenia

December 7, 2018 - December 9, 2018
Bled, Cesta Svobode 10
Bled, 4260 Slovenia
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Potica baking demonstration is a pleasant food event which takes place in advent time on the Lake Bled. Potica is the most famous Slovenian dessert, enjoyed during the main holidays, especially during Christmas and Easter. It is symbol of national cuisine and depicted on many covers of cooking books. The most popular and widespread potica is made with walnut filling. Potica baking demonstration will be held on the idyllic Bled Island, which is certainly the most known island in the…

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Wine Universum – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

December 19, 2018
Hotel Slon, Slovenska cesta 34,
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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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 Slemic, eSMedia

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Sparkling wine festival – Portorož, Western Slovenia

December 26, 2018
Hotel Kempinski Portorož, Obala 45
Portorož, Slovenia
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Sparkling wine festival is one of the premier December’s events in the Slovene coast. In the luxurious atmosphere of the Crystal Hall in the Hotel Kempinski Palace Portorož tasting will be followed with the competition for the best sparkling wine and the music performance.

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January 2019

GASTexpo Fair – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

January 30, 2019 - February 2, 2019
GR – Gospodarsko Razstavisce, Dunajska cesta 18
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Gastexpo Ice Cream Stand (source: Gastexpo)

Gastronomy fair in Ljubljana offers various exhibitions, tastings, workshops, and competitions. The event includes wine fair with domestic and international wine offer. More information can be found on https://www.gast.si/en/home-2/.  

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February 2019

Refuscus Mundi – Izola, Western Slovenia

February 9, 2019
Izola, Palača Manzioli, Manziolijev trg 5
Izola, Slovenia
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Refuscus Mundi - the event takes place in a small coastal town Izola (photo: Mr. Jaka Jerasa)

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 intensive and are usually characterized by a strong dark violet colour. Festival will present the wines from all 3 countries and highlights different varieties and…

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Salon of sparkling wines – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

February 15, 2019
Hotel Slon, Slovenska cesta 34,
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Salon of sparkling wines takes place in Hotel Slon, situated in the heart of Ljubljana city centre. 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 an excellent venue, this is a guarantee to have an enjoyable and memorizing event. For additional information, we recommend reading the interesting article on Slovenian Sparkling…

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March 2019

Malvasia Festival – Portorož, Western Slovenia

March 10, 2019 - March 11, 2019
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. 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 of Piran and old fishing town Izola.

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Idea Italia – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

March 14, 2019 - March 17, 2019
Pogačarjev trg, Pogačarjev trg
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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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.

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Coffee Festival Slovenia – Celje – Eastern Slovenia

March 15, 2019 - March 17, 2019
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 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, its influence in the coffee culture has always been strong. Another significant impact came from the south. From the Ottoman's wars in Europe, Turkish coffee…

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Kulinart – Celje, Eastern Slovenia

March 15, 2019 - March 17, 2019
Celje Showground, Dečkova cesta 1
Celje, 3000 Slovenia
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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.  

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European Food Summit – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

March 16, 2019 - March 19, 2019
Ljubljana Castle, Grajska planota 1
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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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 (https://www.hisafranko.com/en/) and writer and journalist Andrea Petrini, creator of Gelinaz (http://gelinaz.com/). Location details are not published yet. Please check the official webpage for the updates: http://www.foodsummit.eu/en/.

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Praznik pomladi – Spring Festival – Svečina, Eastern Slovenia

March 16, 2019
Svečina, Svečina 2201 Slovenia + Google Map

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 is one of the most authentic experiences offered in Slovenian wine scene and an excellent opportunity to taste great local wines and food. If you…

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Odprta Kuhna food market – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

March 22, 2019
Pogačarjev trg, Pogačarjev trg
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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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 a variety of world cuisine, wine, and beer in the magnificent atmosphere of an old,…

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Chili and chocolate festival – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

March 22, 2019 - March 23, 2019
Maribor Centre -Trg Leona Štuklja, Trg Leona Štuklja
Maribor, 2000 Slovenia
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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, kids programme, and even a chocolate eating competition.

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Restaurant Week spring edition – Slovenia

March 29, 2019 - April 7, 2019
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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 (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 Week 2019 spring edition will take place from 29…

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Šempas wine and olive oil festival – Šempas, Western Slovenia

March 31, 2019 - April 1, 2019
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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 2019

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

April 5, 2019 - May 5, 2019
Karst Štanjel, 6222 Slovenia + Google Map

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:  https://www.stanjel.eu/en/karst_cuisine/karst_dishes/

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Chocolate Festival – Radovljica, Northern Slovenia

April 12, 2019 - April 14, 2019
Old Town Centre of Radovljica Radovljica, 4240 Slovenia + Google Map

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 13, 2019
Dominican Monastery Ptuj, Muzejski trg 1
Ptuj, Slovenia
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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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Rebula and Olive Oil Festival – Višnjevik, Western Slovenia

April 13, 2019 - April 14, 2019
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 the 14th century. Rebula makes usually a light, fresh wines. Lately, the grape has been successfully used for sparkling wines. The event also celebrates local olives and olive products which will be served along with other local…

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