SLOVENIAN WINE ROADS

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“We eat and drink to live! But we don’t live to eat and drink!“ That‘s what the adage says, telling us
that both wine and food are consequences of man‘s economic endeavours, a form of social cohesion
and a reflection of the immense variety of cultural creativity. That is why it is through wines
and dishes that we can recognise life styles, ordinary days and holidays, the efforts of individuals,
families and inhabitants of towns, villages and regions. Through this publication we invite you
to discover the richness of all three wine-growing regions of Slovenia, which, with its hundreds
of years of cultural entanglements, is building its modern recognisability at the junction of the
European Alps, the Mediterranean and the Pannonian Plain. It is this very junction that also gives
a special and recognisable character to all of our wines and cuisine. Our numerous, often quite
boutique and extremely natural wines, include quite a few original or autochthonous specialties,
which, along with other wines, can very quickly create unique experiences and relationships for
you. Here the path from heart to soul is a very short one... That is exactly why we are offering you
several wine routs, which will lead you through the wine-growing regions of Podravje, Posavje and
Primorska... To good people and dishes and to noble wines!

View all the way to Budapest with a glass of sparkling wine

22 slovenian wine roads

Radgona-Kapela wine-growing subdistrict

˝The hills of Radgonsko-Kapelske gorice are the cradle of the original Radgona Ranina.

The variety, which was discovered by Radgona’s wine-growers at the beginning of the

20 th century, is excellent for predicate wines. The first “knight” of these vineyards is

definitely Traminec, which wine cellar owners use to create a specific aromatic wine.

The collection of top wine varieties also includes Renski and Laški Riesling, Sauvignon

and Pinot Gris, with the blended Janževec wine being the specialty. Sunpampered

Janževec is so popular that every year it is stored in as many

as two million bottles. Radgonsko-Kapelske gorice also boast the oldest

known champagne cellar in Slovenia. Since as early as 1852 the

golden Radgona sparkling wine (Zlata radgonska penina), whose

sparkle has inspired legends, has been made there according to

the classic champagne method.

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