Slovenia’s wines are world renowned and their quality is second to none.
3 Main Wine Regions in Slovenia
Podravska Wine Region
Bordering Croatia and Hungary in the east, Podravje is Slovenia’s largest wine region covering some 9,650ha and is famous for its sparkling wines and world class dessert wines. The wines from this region are amongst Slovenia’s most prestigious, with wine being known of in this area since pre-historic times. Almost 97% of wine produced here is white wine. Officially two major areas, these are broken down into 7 smaller districts.
Posavska Wine Region
With approximately 4,400 hectares of cultivated wine growing land and annual production of around 10million litres, this is the smallest of the wine producing regions in Slovenia. The Dolenjska area being home to Cviček; the fresh, light and slightly sour red wine. Cviček has a rich history of more than 200 years and is the wine of choice for most households in the Dolenjska area.
Primorska Wine Region
Slightly smaller in area at 8,081ha but producing up to 30% more wine than the Podravje region, Primorje is the most developed of the three Slovenian wine regions with an annual output of over 25million litres. There is a very strong Italian influence in this area; in language, food, culture, architecture and viticulture.
More Wine Information:
- TerraMagica Trailer_IndieGoGo from FilmIT on Vimeo.
- LINK: An introduction to Slovenian wine regions
- Slovenian Wine articles in Financial Times:
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