Fascinating monograph – Vipavska – colours, scents, flavours

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

Winemakers at “Dalla Slovenia con amore” 2012 in Rome

I’m happy to be able to present in Rome 9 excellent Slovenian winemakers from 4 different regions who will present 45 stunning wines. Ho il grande piacere di presentare a Roma 9 eccelenti viticoltori di 4 diverse regioni slovene che presenteranno 45 vini favolosi. ŠTAJERSKA/SYTRIA Joannes Pullus Steyer ISTRA/ISTRIA Rodica VIPAVA/VIPACO Batič BRDA/COLIO SLOVENO Edi … Continue reading

Golden Stars and Golden Crowns for Slovenian wines in Italian wine guide Vini Buoni D’Italia

For the first time Slovenian wines of Primorska region (so Istria, Karst, Vipava and Brda – regions which are bordering with Italy) will be included into Italian wine guide Vini buoni d’Italia (Touring Club). Slovenian wines got excellent votes – many of them received 4 stars, 12 wines instead went even to finale for the … Continue reading

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

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

Interview: Matej Tomažič, Majerija, Slap (Vipava), Slovenia

Matej is very talented chef who could easily create with his knowledge and creativity a haute cuisine restaurant, but has decided to dedicate his work to tradition and so was, with strong support of his wife Nataša, born Majerija. A paradise in the heart of Vipava valley for everybody who wants to discover the true tastes … Continue reading

Primož Lavrenčič and wine estate Burja, Vipava valley, Slovenia

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)

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

Tomaž Kavčič – The Little Prince of the Slovenian Cuisine

Till a few years ago the most appreciated countries on the gourmet map of Europe were for sure France, Italy and Spain. Now a small country on the sunny side of Alps is entering strongly in the arena of the most important chefs. Slovenian gastronomy is becoming more and more appreciated between the gourmet connoisseurs and … Continue reading