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 and enjoy a wine tasting or two in one of the many boutique wineries that dot the area while feasting 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.
But it is not only the lush landscapes that enchant visitors. Small hillside hamlets, built amongst tiny mazes of slate roofs and narrow alleys, 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 only marked by a change in language on signposts, it’s easy to find yourself in the neighbouring Province of Gorizia and many fine restaurants and further wineries can be found in the
What to do
- Wine tasting at boutique vineyards
- Explore historic villages and hamlets