Fascinating monograph – Vipavska – colours, scents, flavours

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The valley of mansions, castles and farmsteads between the Kras and the Trnovo forest, Nanos plateau and the Soča River, offers a deep variety of characteristic colours, scents and flavours to expert as well as amateur lovers of wine and cuisine. Readers now have at their disposal a rich monograph titled Vipavska – colours, scents, … Continue reading

Photo Gallery: #Winelover’s hangout in Ljubljana

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On 4th of October we have organised in Ljubljana a #winelover hangout. For the international group of guests coming from (USA, England, Scotland, Italy, Austria and Slovenia) we have organised a very special evening with the best chef in Ljubljana, Janez Bratovž in his restaurant Restavracija JB and with three winemakers, all of them traditional … Continue reading

Photo gallery: Zelen wines from Vipava in Ljubljana at JB Restaurant (with Janez Bratovž and Matej Tomažič)

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The priest Matija Vertovec has written in his book about winemaking in 1844, that Zelen is a special variety with “specially noble soul”. We can talk about an aromatic variety with a nice bouquet in which we will find the frutiness of apple, pear. People from Vipava have called Zelen “the scent” because it fulfills … Continue reading

Miha Batič, Batič winery, Vipava Valley, Slovenia

Bonimus wine by Batič winery. Photo: Archive Batič.

“A complete path from must to wine is written in a grape. A great oenologist understands that wine is a masterpiece of Nature, not man. The most precious and purest wine is born from only one idea. The idea of Nature.” says Miha Batič. What has brought you into the world of wines? My blood is … Continue reading

Primož Lavrenčič and wine estate Burja, Vipava valley, Slovenia

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Primož Lavrenčič is young but alredy well known producer of excellent wines from the Vipava valley. Winemaker with a clear vision of wine, which, for him, must be sophisticated, elegant and long – full of noble characteristics, which can already be found in his bottles. What has brought you into the world of wines? I … Continue reading

Triumph of Herbs – Majerija (Slap, Vipava Valley, Slovenia)

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When we arrived to Majerija rain was falling and no sun was on the horizon. We were searching for the entrance after being refreshed by a shower of  raindrops and strong wind (burja/bora) which was combing the nature around the house and spreading the perfumes of herbs. The inside was warm and cosy, interior is made … Continue reading

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