It was the Romans who brought the vine to the Bizeljsko wine region.
Bizeljsko, at South of Slovenia, is a region of undulating hills on which grow vines at altitudes between 200 to 400 m. It is the land of small caves excavated in quartz sand, used by farmers to store crops. The most important grape varieties are Blaufränkisch, Žametovka, and Welschriesling. Red and white Bizeljčan PTP are the characteristic wines of the region. Both wines are blends.
This wine tour is tailored for those who love wine and would like to know more about Slovenian terroir and wine. Get to know Slovenia’s winemakers and their wines.
The Chocolate and Premium wine tour features two winery visits. At the first wine cellar, we will pair wine and chocolate and delight our senses with indigenous and international varietals of wine as well as chocolate and sparkling wine. At the second wine cellar, we will have a walk among premium wines, matured in a special wine cellar drugged in the million-year-old quartz sand. From the fresh to the mature wines with exceptional winemakers. Meet the winemakers in their wine cellars while tasting excellent wines and enjoying cold cuts of local delicacies. During the tour, you will taste a minimum of 12 wines.
Morning departure from Ljubljana and head towards the Bizeljsko wine region (on the southern border with Croatia), passing Otocec Castle, Novo Mesto, and later Mokrice Castle. During the drive, you will get to know more about the region you are about to visit, its history, culture, and wines.
In the first wine cellar of the day, you will enjoy a bit different wine experience. In collaboration with a French artisanal chocolate maker and a young wine producer, we will enjoy wine and chocolate at once.
Visit a boutique wine cellar whose wines have received accolades and commendations from all around the world. Here you’ll also discover the “repnice” wine cellars. These underground pits are manually dug into the million-years-old quartz sand.
A minimum requirement for a tour is 2 guests. The final price is set up according to the number of people joing the tour.
If you wish to adjust the itinerary of a one-day wine tour for your private group, we can adjust the itinerary according to your wishes. The same goes for the itineraries of the 3-day getaway and the tour packages. We can make the tour shorter or extend it upon your request. All customized tours are at a prorated price.
Yes, an alternative eatery on the tour can be provided. Please notify us of your dietary restrictions (i.e. celiac disease, vegetarianism, food allergies, etc.) when booking your tour. When advising us in advance we will do our best to accommodate your needs. However, there are limited local eateries that meet strict vegan diets. Therefore, consider if these tours are for you.
Enjoy Slovenia offers wine tours for wine lovers of all kinds. We want you to enjoy your time during the tours and learn about Slovenia, its gastronomy, and wine. Our staff and winemakers will be happy to share their knowledge with you. During the wine tour, there will be enough time to learn the basics of the wine tasting. Learning the basics provides you with the knowledge to recognize the basic wine characteristics: nose, sweetness, acidity, tannin, fruit, body, and length that make a wine exceptional. So, don’t worry. Just come and enjoy your time with us.
The number of wine cellars we visit depends on the tour. Some wine tours include two, other three wineries. All wine tours include exceptional wine cellars. In each winery we visit, you will taste between 5 and 7 wines of premium quality. The list of tasted wines can be adjusted according to your interests.
Yes, each winemaker will be happy if you like his wine so much that you want to take some bottles with you. If you have limited place in your luggage, you can always buy or re-buy wine directly with us or on our online wine shop www.fineslovenianwine.com. In the case you don’t find your desired wine in a wine shop please send us a request. We are here to assist you so you can enjoy fine Slovenian wine also back at home. However, please check the policy of sending wine to your country before you order wine from us
If you book your tour well in advance, we have time to organize a private tour of your desired wine cellars on your preferred day – also on weekends or public holidays.
Yes, all our guests pay the full price.