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Staying in the wine region of Goriska Brda

Port Moody, Canada
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Staying in the wine region of Goriska Brda

Have been starting research but unable to find anything specific to my query. Would like to find out if there are any wineries that have accommodation in their vineyards. There will be four of us..looking at late September. As we are all red wine drinkers this would seem to be the best area. Am sorting out a 6 day trip to Slovenia and will post later for info once have roughed itinerary but thought maybe someone could point me in the direction of notable wineries.TIA for help

Vipava, Slovenia
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1. Re: Staying in the wine region of Goriska Brda

Hello there fellow Canucks!

Slovenia is a great choice, you have made a wise decision! :)

A good starting point in Goriska is usually the Belica.

Their website at: http://www.belica.net/ or ThinkSlovenia have a great summary to at: thinkslovenia.com/accom-belica-estate-medana/

Goriska is a great place to sample some first class Slovene vino. Nearby there is also the Vipava Valley which has some great wineries also.

See: www.slovenia.info/?vinska_cesta=137&lng=2 for more info.

Combined with the Soca Valley, Stanjel, Postojna\Skocjan caves etc, there's more than enough there for 6 days!!

We'd let you use our house but we'd have to kick the in-laws out of the guest rooms!! :)

Have a great time

Rona (Go Roughriders!)

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2. Re: Staying in the wine region of Goriska Brda

We stayed in Hotel Kozana last year (you'll find it listed in Tripadvisor). Recently refurbished, good food and wine and stunning views from the terrace across rolling vineyards towards the walled village of Smartno. We'll definitely go back.

As a diversion from the vineyards and wineries (as if you need one!) you might consider a diversion to nearby Mont Sabotin which was a strategic point in WW1. The museum was closed when we were there but a very evocative spot and worth the trip for the view alone.

Port Moody, Canada
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3. Re: Staying in the wine region of Goriska Brda

Thanks to both of you. This is exactly the sort of starting point I was looking for. Am just beginning planning and thinking 6 days for Slovenia and then another 12 days or so for Croatia. I know we could probably spend all the time in Slovenia but also know time is limited and want to see other areas. I get the sense from the photos that Slovenia might be a lot like British Columbia geographically in parts and also figure that we'll start in Slovenia around Sept 21-27 and work our way south to Dubrovnik as we get into October.. nothing booked yet so a totally blank slate. Have started checking out websites and picked up a book ( lots of good info on Slovenia for you btw!)

We are 4 "older" people (64-70)pretty well travelled, reasonably fit, enjoy simple hikes, history, museums, art, architecture, local food and wine. Plan to hire a car and usually like to spend 2 nights minimum in one spot rather than rushing around. Would love to make this just a wine tour but that's not the plan..did think that staying in local wine region would be a way to see more local way of life. Definitely will be back with many more questions

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4. Re: Staying in the wine region of Goriska Brda


Very nice to hearing from you.If you are looking for acomodation on a winery estate go to our web site www.edisimcic.si, www.almavista.si.


Martina Simčič

Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5. Re: Staying in the wine region of Goriska Brda

Based on very positive personal experience (business workshops and leisure holidays) I do recomend you to stay at Kmecki turizem Kabaj Morel (=Agrotourism Kabaj Morel)

This venue is located on a peaceful ,easy to reach hill in Slovrenc at Goriška Brda. You'll have a chance to enjoy wonderfull hospitality of Morel Kabaj family (Owners: Mr. Jean Michel Morel and Mrs. Katja Kabaj Morel) , with an opportunity to test the best selection of excellent white and red vines: Pinot Blanch, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Ravan, Sauvignon,

Cuvée Morel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and their special red vine which matures in Amphoras. They're the only one in Slovenia who produces white Cuvée with this method. Their vines are not well known and recognized only in Slovenia but also abroad. They are very proud that their wines were also rewarded by Wine Spectator Magazine.

Food is delicious, rooms so nice, place is very quitefull in the mid of wineyards.



Address: Agrotourism Kabaj Morel

Slovrenc 4

5212 Goriska Brda, Slovenia


You can freel free to contact them and they will answer all further questions with a pleasure ;)

Languages spoken: English, French, Italian, Slovene, Serbo-Croatian

All the best for organisation of your travel to Slovenia,


Ljubljana, Slovenia
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6. Re: Staying in the wine region of Goriska Brda

Goriška Brda is a magnificent region, with a choice of wineries and accomodation options. For a low-key stay, you can try the Štekar farmhouse:


I would suggest starting your 6-day tour in Ljubljana, drive to Lake Bled, and then through Radovna valley towards Kranjska gora; drive across Vršič mountain pass to Bovec, drive along the beautiful Soča river valley via Kobarid (don't miss the World War 1 Museum) towards Nova Gorica and Goriška Brda. You can do all that in a day, but it will be a long day.

From Goriška Brda you can visit one of the caves, either Postojna cave or Škocjanske jame caves.

If you visit Postojna, make sure you stop in Idrija along the way. If you visit Škocjanske jame caves, you can stop at Štanjel town and Lipica (home of the Lipizzaner horses).

On the way to Croatia, don't miss the Krka river valley (and home of the unique Cviček wine).

Enjoy your stay in Slovenia!

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