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 Wine Tasting Tour to Karst Wine Region
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 wine host, the “Poet of Karst” whose wide selection of premium wines are surprising and unpredictable. In this boutique winery, you will have an opportunity to taste one of the very best wines from Karst, praised by wine experts around the world. The wines you will taste are Teran, Vitovska, Malvazija, Ribolla Gialla and a Riserva.
To follow up with a lesson in history, we go on a short visit of the medieval village of Štanjel, one of the oldest settlements in the Karst region. This picturesque hill village charms with its beautiful village center, rows of stone houses and the Ferrari Garden, a major landmark in the settlement, declared a natural park and a national monument.
After a delicious lunch full of Karst flavors you will enjoy the second wine tasting of premium organic wines of the winemaker who stands out with the very high-quality production.
Satisfied return to Ljubljana with bellies full of delicious flavors of Karst wine region.
Price: see at the bottom of this page
Area: Karst wine region
Duration of the tour: full day tour – approx. 8 hrs
STARTING TIME and POINT: 8:00 AM, Krekov trg 10, Ljubljana (STIC Ljubljana) or hotel pick up
Availability: during the week Monday – Friday
Group: min 2 people – max 8 pp (bigger groups by request)
Distance: 70 min from Ljubljana
Children: children younger than 18 – an extra fee of 70 euro (wine not served); infants for free (no meal required, car seat provided).
Allergy friendly: we can cater to all sorts, just let us know
Difficulty: moderate – let us know if you have any limitations
Wineries: very best family owned boutique wineries, top rated internationally – sustainable and organic winegrowing
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
Pricing for the Wine Tour to Karst Wine Region
(prices are in Euro / per person / include taxes)