Slovenia, a small country nestled in the heart of Europe, boasts a rich winemaking tradition that reflects its diverse landscapes and climates. The country is often divided into two distinct winemaking regions: the eastern part, known for its continental climate, and the western part, influenced by the Adriatic Sea. In Eastern Slovenia, vineyards flourish in the Pannonian Basin, where warm summers and cold winters create ideal conditions for Sparkling Wines. None show this better than Istenic.
The Western side benefits from the Mediterranean climate, offering a coastal influence that shapes the character of its wines. Here whites and reds thrive in the limestone-rich soil with the Vipava valley as one of its top regions. Here we found 'Mr Pinot', Matjaz Lamut and his Tilia Estate known for its Burgundy-rivalling Pinot Noirs.