A hidden jewel, the Goriška Brda Wine Region is a pastoral wonderland in the far east of Slovenia, bordering Italy.

Patches of vineyards stretch across a verdant countryside, hilltop villages and rustic farmhouses, reflecting a traditional architectural design that has many calling it the ‘Tuscany of Slovenia.’

Here, you can bask beneath blue skies in the shade of garden trees, enjoy a wine-tasting or two in one of the many boutique wineries that dot the area and feast on seasonal dishes made from the finest local produce. You may even be tempted to try out orange wine, a rare variety with aromas similar to those of sherry, which many claim to be a Goriška Brda original.

It is not only the lush landscapes that enchant visitors, but small hillside hamlets built amongst tiny mazes of slate roofs and narrow alleys which lounge upon the slopes in a warm Mediterranean climate. From the steeper heights, one can even spy the blue waves of the Adriatic southward and the Alps to the north. The Italian frontier is marked only by a change in language on signposts, and as such, it’s easy to find yourself in the neighbouring Province of Gorizia, where many fine restaurants and further wineries can be found.

 

What to do

  • Wine tasting at boutique vineyards
  • Hiking
  • Explore historic villages and hamlets
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