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Turist Information Centre Ajdovščina
Cesta IV. Prekomorske 61 A
5270 Ajdovščina

tel.: +386 5 36 59 140

mon - fri: 8.00 - 16.00
sat: 8.00 - 12.00

mon - fri: 10.00 - 18.00
sat: 8.00 - 12.00


Vipava Valley’s vinegrowers can produce as many as 25 varieties of
wine. The most well known among the whites are: Rebula (Ribolla
Gialla), Sauvignon (Sauvignon Blanc), Malvazija, Laški
Rizling (Welsh Riesling) and Chardonnay, while the reds are:
Merlot, Barbera and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Furthermore, Vipava vinegrowers also produce domestic varieties like: Zelen, Pinela, Klarnica, Poljšakica, Glera, Pergulin, Vitovska Grganja,
and world famous Sivi and Beli Pinot
(Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc), Rumeni Muškat (Yellow Muscat), Zeleni Sauvignon (Sauvignonasse), Prosecco, and red wines – Modri Pinot (Pinot Noir), Cabernet Franc, Refošk and Syrah.

The selections of varietals as well as the proportion between whites and reds constantly changes as well; there are approximately 35 % red sorts and 65 % white sorts.
Fifty years ago there were mainly whites, but today the Vipava Valley’s vinegrowing region is also famous for its excellent red wines.
MerlotCabernet Sauvignon and Barbera have adapted themselves very well to Vipava’s soil. On the market, along with the varietals, consumers can also find some of Vipava’s selection of mixed wines.
These wines captured the wine market in Slovenian regions more than four hundred years ago. »Vipavec« mainly consists of Malvazija, Rebula, Sauvignon and Laški Rizling.

If you want to encounter the authenticity and originality of Vipava’s vineyards, you should taste Zelen and Pinela. They are both considered to be unique to the Vipava Valley, which were almost forgotten in the past.

Fortunately, in recent years, local people have started to again appreciate the
heritage of their ancestors and there are many who grow both varietals.
The producers of the varietal Zelen of the Upper Vipava Valley founded the commercial interest Association of Konzorcij Zelen in 2003.
In 2006 the Pinela’s producers also joined this association whose purpose is to protect the quality of local and unique varietals, such as Zelen and Pinela, to establish their characteristics as varietals and increase their visibility.

The Vipava wine road
The Vipava Valley wine region has 2566 ha of vineyards with the Vipava Wine Road as one among twenty others in Slovenia and one of four in the Primorska region. With 30 wine villages and its farmers the Upper Vipava Valley Wine Road is one of the biggest of its kind, and is well-marked by the signposts, only an hour away from Ljubljana. The basic offer is high quality wines.
Furthermore, visitors of the tourist farms, wine cellars and osmice can enjoy tasting home-made and locally produced food and drinks.
Of course, each visitor is welcome to visit natural and cultural sights, walk
along well-marked paths, attend interesting festivals, buy a souvenir or any other handicrafts, get fit by taking part at various sports activities, or relax by cycling or flying.

When visiting these villages you will meet simple people, who work in their vineyards, fields and cellars all year round. Those people embody originality
and uniqueness which will warm every visitor’s soul and fill them with energy for the times when things do not go the best way.
Nonetheless, it is advisable to phone in advance and let the hosts know the day and the time of your arrival to their home.
For more information, contact TIC Ajdovščina or TIC Vipava.

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