About Vipava valley wine region
Vipava valley is the second-biggest wine-producing region in Slovenia. It is a narrow valley in western Slovenia located between the Mediterranean, Alps and the Karst.
Vipava valley is covered with 2.265 ha of vineyards, most of them on limestone soil. Many of 297 winemakers from the Vipava region are exceptional, their wines familiar to wine enthusiasts all around the world.
Although Vipava valley is not particularly large, it offers a range of varieties and styles. Most important grape varieties are Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Malvazija Istarska and Ribolla Gialla. There are also very notable white blends from typical white wine varietals of Vipava valley: Zelen, Pinela, Klarnica and red Barbera.
Itinerary of Vipava wine tour
Departure from Ljubljana in the morning and making our way to the Vipava wine region. During the comfortable drive, an overview of the Slovenian wine, wine regions, some history and wine culture is given. Arrival at a great winery after less than an hour-long drive, where you will learn – about winemaking and their wine. Tasting of Vipava specialties accompanied by local olive oil and bread.
Aside from wine tasting of indigenous wines of Vipava, this tour offers a guided tour of Goče, a picturesque stone village with 75 underground wine cellars. The charming owner of the well-preserved traditional farm, whose hospitality, knowledge, a meal of fresh and local ingredients and wine degustation will make you reluctant to leave. The lunch is accompanied with wines of our host and set to an enchantingly authentic atmosphere.
For this exceptional lunch it is very important that the tour is booked well in advance, so we can ensure availability with the host. In the case that the host is unavailable, the lunch will be served at another lovely restaurant by the river in Vipava.
After lunch, a wine degustation and finger food at another exceptional winemaker of Vipava valley, located at the hill that rises above the valley and offers a beautiful view.
Price: see at the bottom of this page
Area: Vipava valley
Duration of the tour: full day tour – approx. 8 hrs
STARTING TIME and POINT: 8:00 AM, Krekov trg 10, Ljubljana (TIC Ljubljana)
Availability: during the week Monday – Friday
Group: min 2 people – max 8 pp (bigger groups by request)
Distance: 1 h 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, the bigger ones are top rated internationally – some of them sustainable and organic winegrowing
Wines: mainly white (local varietals Zelen, Pinela, Klarnica, Malvazija and Ribolla Gialla as well as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay etc.), red (Merlot and merlot-based blends, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Barbera, Refosco etc.) and rose and orange wine.
Pricing for the premium Vipava valley all day wine tour
(prices are in Euro / per person / include taxes)