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!

30 slovenian wine roads

Haloze wine-growing subdistrict

The steepest slopes and most excellent wines

Exquisitely varietal and harmonious wines simply thrive on the

marly and limy soils of Haloze, where the Alpine and Pannonian

climates meet. The excellent Renski Riesling is grown on Janški

Vrh, as much as 461 metres above sea level. It also reigns supreme

on Veliki Vrh. Yellow Muscat ripens in Goricko, Pinot

Blanc and Chardonnay on Turški Vrh, Traminec on Majski Vrh,

Sauvignon at Hrastovec, Laški Riesling for ice wine on Gorca… In

addition to the excellent varietal wines, Haloze’s wine-growers

are also proud of their Haložan medium dry blended wine, whose

character is bestowed upon it by the Šipon, Laški Riesling and

Sauvignon varieties.

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