The Mix of Wine and Wanderlust, World’s Most Spectacular Wine Roads in Slovenia
Slovenia-Spicnik-Vineyards_599445 The land of flavors, Slovenia is home to some of the world’s incredible winegrowing regions. With mere 7,827 square miles of area, the country ranks 153 in the list of largest nations in terms of size. However, the natural placement and resource-rich Slovenia has few thing as its USP, such as wonderful scenery, friendly people, delicious food, and of course, making marvelous wines. There are even very few places in the of northeast Slovenia that have got both the scenic beauty as well as the vast vineyards and wineries, making them the most sought out wine roads for the likeminded people. Here are some of the best wine roads in the beautiful country of Slovenia. Šmartno-Virštanj Tourist Road This stretch of tourist road between Šmartno and Virštanj is a storehouse of Churches, castles, hiking and cycling trails, and sources of healing mineral water. You will stop frequently at the various ‘gorce’, which are vineyard cottages and wine cellars alongside the road. You can take rest temporarily or stay overnight there and enjoy the local, traditional biodynamic, such as bread from a wood-fired oven,
capon with flat cake, hot cheese zafrkjača, and different pork specialties. Haloze Tourist Road 6755467-Haloze_hidden_corner_of_Ptuj_Ptuj Haloze, one of the largest forest regions of Slovenia is a famous tourist attraction and an unforgettable wine road. While visiting the famous tourist attractions, such as the 11th century Borl Castle and the Basilica of Mary the Patroness on Ptujska gora, you can enjoy the local wines made purely in traditional method of wine brewing. Welsch Riesling, Pinot, Muscat Otonel, Traminer, Muscatel, Gris and Pinot Blanc, are Sauvignon and Chardonnay some of the wines that you would never chance to miss tasting. Jeruzalem Tourist Wine Road 6755467-Haloze_hidden_corner_of_Ptuj_Ptuj Located in the eastern part of the Slovene Hills, Jeruzalem symbolizes to be home of world-known wines, such as Chardonnay, Blanc, Traminer, Muscatel and Muscat Otonel, Šipon, Sauvignon, Welsch Riesling, Gris and Noir Pinot, Rizvanec, and Kerner and Ranina. The grape picking harvest season is usually the best time of the year to visit this place. Historically important, Jeruzalem is a crossroad of diversity and amazing gastronomical spot. Maribor Wine Road q The most famous of the entire wine roads in Slovenia, Maribor wine road is home to the oldest vine in the world. A visit to the ‘Old Vine House’ will let you witness the history as well as art and craft of wine making in its museum and vinoteque. There are chances to watch numerous events played in during ‘Festival Lent’ and ‘Old Vine Festival’. There you will find the largest classic wine cellar in Europe just located at the center of the city of Maribor.