About Karst wine region
Karst was apparently devastated because of cutting down the oak tree for the construction of the standing piles of Venice. It was abandoned for centuries with a little bit of vegetation, modest fields and rare vineyards.
Teran has always been appreciated for its medicinal features due to its numerous mineral substances, mostly bivalent iron and lactic acids. It is believed to stimulate the appetite and facilitate digestion as well as in the moderate and regular consumption maintain the flexibility of blood vessels and inhibit the progression of atherosclerosis as well as the aging process itself with its very high level of antioxidants.
Every August there is a festival of Teran and prosciutto.
Itinerary of Karst half day wine tour
Morning departure from Ljubljana and head towards the Karst wine region. During the drive, you will get to know more about the region you are about to visit, its history, culture, and wines.
After an approximately one hour long drive, we arrive at our first host. You will taste a spectrum of home made brandies, including juniper brandy. All the herbs are picked up in the local environment. After tasting brandies with herbs you will have lunch at the local tourist farm.
In the afternoon you will visit a boutique winery. This wine producer is certainly someting special as his wines made of local and international grape varieties. You will enjoy wine tasting of local and orange wines as well as predicate wines.
To this tour you can add visit of: workshop of stone sculpting, visit of Prosciutto drying facility or Štanjel hill top village.
Enjoy your day on the Karst, enjoy friendly people, grada products and the king of the Karst – Teran, the ruby red thick wine, produced from Refosco vine grapes which are cultivated on the Karst soil – “terrarossa”.
Satisfied return to Ljubljana full of antioxidants of Karst specialty.
Price: see at the bottom of this page
Area: Karst wine region
Duration of the tour: full day wine tour – approx. 9 hrs
STARTING TIME and POINT: hotel pick up or 8:00 AM, Krekov trg 10, Ljubljana (TIC Ljubljana)
Availability: by request
Group: min 2 people – max 8 pp (bigger groups by request)
Distance: 1 h from Ljubljana
Children: children younger than 18 – by request (wine not served); infants for free
Allergy friendly: we can cater to all sorts, just let us know
Difficulty: moderate – let us know if you have any limitations
Wineries: family owned boutique winery, family owned brandy facility
Wines: red (Refosco – Teran, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and blends), white (local varietals Vitovska Grganja, Malvazija Istarska, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc) and blends
Brandy: all sorts of brandies with herbs
Pricing for the full day wine and brandy tasting tour
(prices are in Euro / per person / include taxes)