British Queen and the Pope have taken home their own bottle of wine from the oldest grape vine in the world, which is still growing in the northwest of Slovenia. Slovenia is known as a wine-growing country, where best Slovenian wines win prizes on all wine competitions around the world.

Slovenia has a rich wine-growing history and is increasingly successful in its wine production, so enologists and sommeliers compare Slovenian wine with wine-growing areas in Napa Valley in California and in French Bordeaux. In the wine growing regions of Slovenia we produce 48 varieties of vine. Slovenians are trying to revive some of the traditional varieties of grape vine, such as Rebula, Zelen, Pinela, Furmint (Šipon) and Radgonska Ranina. They also want to revive almost indigenous grape vine varieties, such as Maločrn, Lipna and Rumeni plavec.

There are many wine tasting locations available in Slovenia, where you can stop and taste the best Slovenian wines from the near vineyards and wine cellars. Some of the best wine tasting locations in Slovenia can be found in Ljubljana and in Bled.

Wine tasting in Bled offers quality wine with certified and controlled geographic origin, where you will have the chance to taste some of the best Slovenian wines. Wine tasting near Lake Bled will make this whole experience even more stunning.

The most popular wine tasting in Bled

The most popular wine tasting in Bled is a fun interactive 2 hour experience for all wine enthusiasts. This particular wine tasting in Bled includes seven best Slovenian wines from different wine-growing regions in Slovenia. Experienced sommeliers will explain the most significant things you need to know about Slovenian wine. In order to make the experience of tasting Slovenian wines even more authentic, you will go to the hundred years old wine cellar. Wine tasting in Bled begins every day at eight o’clock in the evening, but it is better to book your spot in advance, especially in the tourist summer season. Wine experts will speak in English, so you do not have to worry about the language barriers.

  • Wine expert will share his knowledge in a fun way, because he will tell you some interesting and funny stories about Slovenian wine.
  • He will also explain the origins of a particular wine, what their specialties are and how to perceive different tastes.
  • You will also participate in a smaller group, where you will play some games, through which you will learn about Slovenian wine.
  • During wine tasting in Bled you will try some appetizers that will perfectly complement the selected taste of different Slovenian wines.
  • At the end of this experience you will be able to distinguish between important details of Slovenian wines, so you will receive a certificate, where it will be indicated that you have become an Ambassador of Slovenian Wines. This certificate will bring you wonderful memories of wine tasting in Bled.

Wine tasting in Bled Castle

Wine tasting in Bled can offer you more traditional wine tasting experience. For this purpose you can go on top of the cliff located above Lake Bled and enter the mighty Bled Castle. From here, your path will lead you to the castle cellar, which has a special historical charm, as it is equipped almost exactly like it was equipped five hundred years ago.

In the castle cellar you will have the chance to taste few varieties of the best Slovenian wine. At the same time, you will also learn how to bottle up wine, just as they bottled it in the old times, when there were no special technologies and devices. When bottling up the wine you will be using oak barrels, as they were widely used in the medieval times. Then you will learn how to properly close the bottled wine with a cork stop, and after that you will stamp the bottle with wax, mostly with a coat of arms of Bled. You will be able to take this bottled wine with you, as you will stick on the bottle some information about the date, place and which variety of wine is in the bottle. If the wine will make you hungry, you can visit Bled Castle restaurant, where they will serve you with traditional local dishes and that will make the whole wine and culinary experience even more perfect.

A three-day wine festival in Bled

Bled wine festival got its first appearance in August 2018. Due to its exceptional success, it was decided that the festival will take place in Bled every year and it will become the traditional annual wine festival. The festival takes place on the main promenade, right next to Lake Bled. The main idea of the festival is to present best Slovenian wines to Bled tourists, so that visitors can taste wines from different wine-growing areas in Slovenia. Wine tasting in Bled during the festival will give you the chance to taste white and red wines, sweet wines and dry wines, and also best Slovenian sparkling wines.

The festival lasts for three days, when about twenty winemakers from all Slovenian wine-growing areas present their own wines. Winemakers come from Goriška Brda, Vipava, Karst, Primorska, Dolenjska and Styria. Each year the same number of winemakers will be presented at the festival, but the organizers of the festival will give opportunity to various winemakers, in order to present different varieties of Slovenian wine.

They also thought about visitors who would like to taste some local dishes and for that reason, they set up some food stalls. The wine festival is also accompanied by Slovenian folk music, mostly played on the accordion. If you will be spending your holidays in Bled at the same time as the festival takes place, then you definitely won’t miss it. However, if you would like to attend wine tasting in Bled and make sure you won’t miss the wine festival, then you can visit this website and search for events on the calendar. Here you can find the most detailed information about the wine tasting experience in Bled.

They also thought about visitors who would like to taste some local dishes and for that reason, they set up some food stalls. The wine festival is also accompanied by Slovenian folk music, mostly played on the accordion.

If you will be spending your holidays in Bled at the same time as the festival takes place, then you definitely won’t miss it. However, if you would like to attend wine tasting in Bled and make sure you won’t miss the wine festival, then you can visit this website and search for events on the calendar. Here you can find the most detailed information about the wine tasting experience in Bled.

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