Slovene Wine


Wine-making has existed in Slovenia since the Celtic and Illyrian tribes dwelled there before the Romans. The country is surrounded by Italy, Austria, Hungary, and Croatia. For this reason, there are cultural influences from all these nations, which figure into its wines. They have been produced almost continuously, even during times of intense political struggle between Balkan nations. Since it became independent from Yugoslavia in 1991, efforts have become more focused with hopes of international success.
There is a range of climates and soils within Slovenia. Cooler, rugged, elevated areas exist near the Alps and Pannonian basin, coastline influences in the Istrian Peninsula and then warmer inland areas. It has three major viticultural zones: 
Podravje in the east is the largest. Many of its styles have Germanic influences, with grapes reflecting this trend such as Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Müller-Thurgau (known locally as Rizvanec), Pinot Gris (Sivi Pinot Read more »

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Ribolla Gialla

    This ancient Friulian variety was first mentioned in a contract from 1289. In 1402, the local city of Udine prohibite...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

Subregions of Slovenia

  • Primorje

    Goriška brda wine district in the Primorje Region: The Slovene word Brda means hills and that i...

  • Brda

  • Podravje

    The Podravje region is located in the Drava River valley of northeastern Slovenia, close to the...

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  • Matjaz Cetrtic

    WINE CELLAR ČETRTIČ Brda is a winegrowing region extending between the Soca river and the Friuli...

  • Guerila

    GUERILA is a boutique wine cellar owned by the family Petrič from Planina pri Ajdovščini, which p...

  • Vinakoper

    The establishment of the Vinakoper Wine Cellar dates back to 1947. Throughout the decades, the co...

  • Movia

    Movia wine estate has been in the Kristančič family since 1820. The main part of the business ...

  • p&f wineries

    You will find our vineyards in the northeastern corner of Slovenia, in the Podravje region. A f...

  • Vinska klet MAROF

    The name of the winery “MAROF,” meaning “Meierhof” in German, is an agricultural estate dating ba...

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  • Barrios - don't look in wine literature for starters. You'll just find ... is today parts of Hungary, Slovenia, Austria, Croatia and Serbia. He knew that idle soldiers were a danger and had them planting vines and draining swamps when not engaged in battling off the Germans and others. He was one of the last great emperors and one day a few so... Read More

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  • Pullus Pinot Grigio 2016


    Binny's 11/17. WOW!!!! What a find, fantastic reddish straw color, that ... ... Throw in that it was from Slovenia, my first ever purchase from there, and I thought, MISTAKE. However, could not have been more wrong. Just a lovely bottle of Pinot Grigio, so smooth. Going back for more on my next visit to Chicago. Great way to start the Memorial... Read More

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  • Quite interesting statistics. What do you think? Why distribution of wine ... ... person each year. Croatia, Slovenia and France round off the top five. In France an average person will put away 42.51 litres over the course of a yea Read More

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  • Sutor White Blend Vipavska Dolina Burja 2007


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  • Sauvignon Blanc 2006


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  • Sutor Chardonnay Vipavska Dolina 2008


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  • Ivan Batic Pinot Grigio Reserva 2005


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  • Batic Cabernet Franc 2004


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