Welcome to the lands of the golden Rebula, fragrant Zelen and velvety Teran wines.
There is no other place in the world that boasts so many exquisite flavours and such a wealth of carefully protected heritage in such a small area. The mild Mediterranean climate makes this area a destination that can be visited year-round.
You can start your journey full of rainbow experiences with an unmistakable touch of authenticity and boutique adventures just about anywhere, at the source of the river Vipava, in Slovenian Venice, from where the river will take you past the steep slopes of the Čaven ridge, which overlooks one of Slovenia's greenest valleys, amid the marvels of the subterranean Karst world, in the Škocjan Caves, riding a white Lipizzaner, in the Mythic Park or in the town of Nova Gorica with one foot in the neighbouring Italy, behind the walls of the medieval village of Šmartno or on Cerje, which boasts stunning views of the sea, the Alps and three beautiful natural regions, namely Brda, the Vipava Valley and the Karst with Brkini. This will be a one-of-a-kind experience everywhere you go.
The hospitable locals will make sure of it: your hosts at comfortable accommodation facilities in the romantic countryside or in the prestigious HIT hotels, excellent chefs in restaurants and traditional inns, including some Michelin-starred establishments, the highly regarded local winemakers, whose skills and hard-working hands have been turning grapes into the finest wines for centuries... wines of such great quality that they have made it onto the lists of the world's finest wines, skilled masters in the Karst and Brkini who make authentic local spirits and the friendliest local guides, who know all the secrets of our cultural, historical and natural sights.
We would like to share all this with you.
We have prepared a special token of our appreciation for all visitors who stay here at least 2 nights: A TRAVEL LOYALTY CARD (Make Your Moment), given during check-in, which will help you see the most important heritage marvels and sample the region’s unique flavours.
What are the benefits of the travel loyalty card?
The validity of your travel loyalty card is guaranteed by the name of your accommodation facility and your host’s signature or stamp on the back.
Have a look at the map with the locations of attractions, culinary adventures and accommodation facilities. Click on the icons to read longer descriptions, which will help you plan your route. Choose your favourite destination for every day of your trip. Take the opportunity and visit as many attractions in the three regions as possible and hire local guides as they will tell you much more than what you can learn online or in a travel brochure.
With or without a travel loyalty card, you can see the 21 biggest attractions of Brda, the Vipava Valley, the Karst and Brkini. Which one will you choose?
Make sure to check the OPENING HOURS of locations that you would like to visit as this will help you plan your route.
Our flagship wines – Rebula, Zelen, Teran – and other indigenous local wine varieties, as well as the best plum brandy from Brkini and the Karst, juniper brandy, homemade juices and fruit ice cream in a ‘bovla’ prepared especially for this occasion can be enjoyed at 41 locations. Where will you head to?
In a luxury hotel with a spa, at a romantic farm in the middle of the countryside, at a glamping resort or in an apartment at a location with good transport links? All these options are available within a radius of just under 50 km from the central point of our rainbow story, which you will draw during your unforgettable journey.
Indulge in the luxury of flavours that are based on seasonal ingredients and special local culinary features, discover the finest local dishes prepared according to the recipes of our grandmothers, with a touch of modern inspiration and creativity of top chefs. Enjoy the authentic flavours of platters prepared with at least three seasonal home-grown or locally-sourced ingredients.
Get to know the local sights, places and customs through the fascinating stories told by our guides who will tell you much more than just list facts and years. Listen to the tales of known and secret facts that have travelled with people and places through time like a touching love story.
Our shared commitment to make your stay here an enjoyable one is coloured green. We think, act and live in a sustainable way, as proven by numerous international recognition awards. We will make sure you get to enjoy an unforgettable experience in accordance with the Green & Safe responsible travel standards. We will do everything we can to make you feel safe, relaxed and comfortable. We do, however, ask you to do you share of keeping the environment clean.
We wish you an unforgettable experience filled with new knowledge and flavours that will make you want to come back to the lands of the golden sun, the green Vipava Valley and the red terra rossa soil!
Many thanks for taking the time to visit Brda, the Vipava Valley and the Karst.